A new paper showing how UHI and energy consumption are linked to long-term temperature change in China

Watts Up With That?

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. highlighted this major new paper in JGR yesterday, I consider it important as it relates to the works I’m doing on station siting. The key points of the paper are supportive of what I’ve  been saying for years, and show a significant effect on temperature trends, just as we’ve noted in the discussion paper Watts et al 2012.

Key Points

  • Temperature trends are correlated to the intensity of human activity
  • Local warming is highly dependent on energy consumption pattern in urban areas
  • The local effects on temperature trends is 0.14 to 0.25°C/decade

An empirical study of the impact of human activity on long-term temperature change in China: A perspective from energy consumption

Yan Li, Key Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes, Peking University, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

Xinyi Zhao, Key Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes…

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