26.07.2016

# New Publications

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Sharma, A.; et al. (2016): Green and cool roofs to mitigate urban heat island effects in the Chicago metropolitan area. Evaluation with a regional climate model

Sharma, A.; Conry, P.; Fernando, H. J. S.; Hamlet, Alan F.; Hellmann, J. J.; Chen, F. (2016): Green and cool roofs to mitigate urban heat island effects in the Chicago metropolitan area. Evaluation with a regional climate model. In Environ. Res. Lett. 11 (6), p. 64004–64004. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/11/6/064004.

Urban albedo enhancement. "We have employed the urbanized version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (uWRF) model at high (1 km) resolution with physically-based rooftop parameterization schemes (conventional, green and cool), a first-time application to the Chicago metropolitan area. We simulated a hot summer period (16–18 August 2013) and assessed (i) UHI reductions for different urban landuse with green/cool roofs, (ii) the interaction of lake breeze and UHI, and (iii) diurnal boundary layer dynamics."

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28.04.2016

# New Publications

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Salamanca, F.; et al. (2016): Citywide Impacts of Cool Roof and Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Deployment on Near-Surface Air Temperature and Cooling Energy Demand

Salamanca, F.; Georgescu, M.; Mahalov, A.; Moustaoui, M.; Martilli, A. (2016): Citywide Impacts of Cool Roof and Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Deployment on Near-Surface Air Temperature and Cooling Energy Demand. In Boundary-Layer Meteorol. DOI 10.1007/s10546-016-0160-y.

"We conduct a suite of sensitivity experiments (with different coverage rates of cool roof and rooftop solar photovoltaic deployment) for a 10-day clear-sky extreme heat period over the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas at high spatial resolution (1-km horizontal grid spacing). Results show that deployment of cool roofs and rooftop solar photovoltaic panels reduce near-surface air temperature across the diurnal cycle and decrease daily citywide cooling energy demand."

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03.12.2011

# Media

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Frankfurter Rundschau: A Sunshade for the Blue Planet (German Language)

The athmospheric scientist Mark Lawrence in an interview with the Frankfurter Rundschau on CE and climate politics.

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