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Asian Urban Meteorology and Climate

Edited by: Johnny Chan, Jimmy Fung

Over half of the world's population reside in urban areas, particularly in Asian countries and its percentage continues to increase. A conference co-organised by City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Asian Network for Climate Science and Technology (ANCST) was held in May 2017 to discuss recent research on urban meteorology and climate in growing Asian cities, especially in relation to air pollution and land-use change and its impact on weather and climate, urban flooding and water availability. This thematic collection is for papers presented at the conference or on a similar topic.

  1. The steep increase in urban populations results in the spatial extent of cities expanding both horizontally and vertically. The climatic response of urban areas differs greatly to rural areas exposed to the sa...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Yasemin D. Aktas, Jenny Stocker, David Carruthers, Julian Hunt and Liora Malki-Epshtein
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:4
  2. The European Space Agency recently launched the Sentinel mission to perform terrestrial observations in support of tasks such as monitoring forests, detecting land-cover changes, and managing natural disasters...

    Authors: Michael Mau Fung Wong, Jimmy Chi Hung Fung and Peter Pak Shing Yeung
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:2
  3. Urban heat island effect has been assessed using weather research and forecasting model (WRF v3.5) focusing on air temperature and surface skin temperature in the sub-tropical urban Indian megacity of Delhi. I...

    Authors: Shweta Bhati and Manju Mohan
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2018 5:27
  4. Urban air quality has been deteriorating over time. Pollutant distribution levels in the urban environment may be associated with anthropogenic sources and meteorological conditions. The aim of this study is t...

    Authors: Anis Asma Ahmad Mohtar, Mohd Talib Latif, Nor Hafizah Baharudin, Fatimah Ahamad, Jing Xiang Chung, Murnira Othman and Liew Juneng
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2018 5:21
  5. Under the relentless pace of population growth and urban development, weather and climate services provided by the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) since its establishment in 1883 have been evolving continuously wi...

    Authors: Tsz-cheung Lee, Wai-kin Wong and Kwong-hung Tam
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2018 5:18