Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Wireless Network and Application
Publisher : Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc,
Source : Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc, , vol. 91, no. 1, pp. 37-46, 2009.
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Engineering
Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)
Department : Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA)
Year : 2009
Abstract : Human activities have modified the environment for thousands of years. Significant population increase, migration, and accelerated socioeconomic activities have intensified these environmental changes over the last several centuries. The climate impacts of these changes have been found in local, regional, and global trends in modern atmospheric temperature records and other relevant climatic indicators. An important human influence on atmospheric temperature trends is extensive land use/land cover change (LULCC) and its climate forcing. Studies using both modeled and observed data have documented these impacts (e.g., Chase et al. 2000; Kalnay and Cai 2003; Cai and Kalnay 2004; Trenberth 2004; Vose et al. 2004; Feddema et al. 2005; Christy et al. 2006; Mahmood et al. 2006b; Ezber et al. 2007; Nuñez et al. 2008). Thus, it is essential that we detect LULCCs accurately, at appropriate scales, and in a timely manner so as to better understand their impacts on climate and provide improved prediction of future climate.
Cite this Research Publication : R. Mahmood, Pielke, R. A., Sr., K. G. Hubbard, Niyogi, D., Bonan, G., Lawrence, P., Baker, B., McNider, R., ,, Etter, A., Gameda, S., Qian, B., Carleton, A., Beltran-Przekurat, A., Chase, T., Quintanar, A. I., Adegoke, J. O., Sajith Vezhapparambu, Conner, G., Asefi, S., Sertel, E., Legates, D. R., Wu, Y., Hale, R., Frauenfeld, O. W., Watts, A., Shepherd, M., Mitra, C., Anantharaj, V. G., ,, Lund, R., Nordfelt, A., Blanken, P., Du, J., Chang, H. - I., Leeper, R., Nair, U. S., Dobler, S., Deo, R., and Syktus, J., “Impacts of Land Use and Cover Change on Climate and Future Research Priorities”, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc, , vol. 91, no. 1, pp. 37-46, 2009.