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.
- 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
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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