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Urban climate and urban biometeorology
Convener: Sorin Cheval  | Co-Conveners: Matthias Demuzere , Hendrik Wouters , Matei Georgescu 
Orals
 / Wed, 26 Apr, 08:30–12:00 / Room 0.14
Posters
 / Attendance Wed, 26 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall X5
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As the most evident example of land use and land cover change, urban areas play a fundamental role in local to large-scale planetary processes, via modification of heat, moisture, and chemical budgets. With rapid urbanization ramping up globally it is essential to recognize the consequences of landscape conversion to the built environment. Given the capability of cities to serve as first responders to global change, considerable efforts are currently being dedicated across many cities to examine various adaptation and mitigation strategies aimed to offset impacts of rapidly expanding urban environments and influences of large-scale greenhouse gas emissions. This session solicits submissions, from both the observational and modeling communities, examining the spectrum of techniques in which cities can adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.