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National Science Foundation (USA) 2008

Investigating the Thunderstorm Climatology of a Rapidly Urbanizing Arid Region, the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Thunderstorm Urban Arid

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Titre : Investigating the Thunderstorm Climatology of a Rapidly Urbanizing Arid Region, the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Organismes NSF : Division Of Behavioral and Cognitive Sci

Durée : June 1, 2008 — February 28, 2010

Description
Urban modification of thermal conditions in the planetary boundary layer has been well documented in both humid and arid regions of North America. Among the manifestations of these modifications is the urban heat island. Urban modification of processes modulating convection in and around urban areas also has been established in humid regions like the southeastern U.S. The relationship between urbanization and changes in regional convective parameters is less well understood in arid regions. This collaborative research project will examine modification of parameters related to convection in the arid Las Vegas Valley of Nevada. The Las Vegas Valley has been rapidly urbanizing over the past three decades and produces an extensive urban heat island during the summer season. The investigators initially will analyze the intensity and extent of the urban heat island for the period from 1990 to 2006 following procedures established in arid regions, such as those developed in Phoenix, Arizona. The objective of the project then will shift to collecting, formatting, and integrating surface, upper-air, and remotely sensed meteorological data sets. The data-integration procedure will pair data sets based on temporal and spatial resolution and develop appropriate interpolation procedures for point data sets so that these data can be interpreted within a common grid structure.

Partenaires : Beth Hall bethhall illinois.edu (Principal Investigator)

Financement : $17,599.00

Présentation (National Science Foundation)

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