89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Session 1B: Role of land cover in climate and climate change

Monday, 12 January 2009: 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Room 129B (Phoenix Convention Center)
Chairs:  Thomas C. Peterson, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
Cochairs:  Matthew J. Menne, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
  11:00 AM
Climate, land use and urbanization: a case study in Xinjiang, China
Zhuoting Wu, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; and H. Zhang, C. Krause, and N. Cobb

  11:15 AM
Climate change, cities, and the urban heat island
Mark McCarthy, UK Met Office, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom; and M. Best, R. Betts, and M. Hendry

  11:30 AM
Impact of land cover change on climatic variables in Central America
Vani Starry Manoharan, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and R. Welch, D. K. Ray, R. O. Lawton, T. L. Sever, D. Irwin, and R. Griffin

  11:45 AM
Land use change and temperature trends
Matthew J. Menne, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and T. C. Peterson