publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration and temperature across an urban–rural transect

George, K.; Ziska, L. H.; Bunce, J. A.; Quebedeaux, B.;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2007 Journal: Atmospheric Environment, volume 41, pages 7,654-7,665 (issn: 1352-2310, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract The heat island effect and the high use of fossil fuels in large city centers are well documented, but by how much fossil fuel consumption is elevating atmospheric CO2 concentrations and whether elevations in both atmospheric CO2 and air temperature from rural to urban areas are consistently different from year to year are less well known. Our aim was to record atmospheric CO2 concentrations, air temperature and other environmental variables in an urban area and compare it to suburban and rural sites to see if urban sites are experiencing climates expected globally in the future with climate change. A transect was established from Baltimore city center ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Urban area, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Atmospheric temperature, Chemistry, Global warming, Urban heat island, Microclimate, Urban ecology, Rural area, Meteorology, Climate change, Environmental engineering
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