CL2.5 | Urban climate, urban biometeorology, and science tools for cities
Urban climate, urban biometeorology, and science tools for cities
Co-organized by AS4
Convener: Daniel FennerECSECS | Co-conveners: Gaby LangendijkECSECS, Rafiq Hamdi, Julia Hidalgo, Ariane Middel

Urban areas play a fundamental role in local- to large-scale planetary processes, via modification of heat, moisture, and chemical budgets. With urbanisation continuing globally it is essential to recognize the consequences of converting natural landscapes into the built environment. Given the capabilities of cities to serve as first responders to global change, considerable efforts are currently dedicated across many cities to monitoring and understanding urban atmospheric dynamics. Further, various adaptation and mitigation strategies aimed to offset impacts of rapidly expanding urban environments and influences of large-scale greenhouse gas emissions are developed, implemented, and evaluated.

This session solicits submissions from the observational, modelling, and science-based tool development communities. Submissions are welcome that cover urban atmospheric and landscape dynamics, urban-climate conditions under global to regional climate change, processes and impacts due to urban-induced climate change, the efficacy of various strategies to reduce such impacts, and human-biometeorological investigations in urban settings. We also welcome techniques highlighting how cities use novel science data products and tools, including those from humanities and social sciences, that facilitate planning and policies on urban adaptation to and mitigation of the effects of climate change. Emerging topics such as citizen science, crowdsourcing, machine learning, and urban-climate informatics are highly encouraged.