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Sensitivity of summer climate to anthropogenic land-cover change over the Greater Phoenix, AZ, region

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Sensitivity of summer climate to anthropogenic land-cover change over the Greater Phoenix, AZ, region; 2008; Article; Journal; Journal of Arid Environments; Georgescu, M.; Miguez-Macho, G.; Steyaert, L. T.; Weaver, C. P.

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This work evaluates the first-order effect of land-use/land-cover change (LULCC) on the summer climate of one of the nation's most rapidly expanding metropolitan complexes, the Greater Phoenix, AZ, region. High-resolution-2-km grid spacing-Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) simulations of three "wet" and three "dry" summers were carried out for two different land-cover reconstructions for the region: a circa 1992 representation based on satellite observations, and a hypothetical land-cover scenario where the anthropogenic landscape of irrigated agriculture and urban pixels was replaced with current semi-natural vegetation. Model output is evaluated with respect to observed air temperature, dew point, and precipitation. Our [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2008.01.004
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