Articles | Volume 17, issue 14
Research article
27 Jul 2017
Research article |  | 27 Jul 2017

A wedge strategy for mitigation of urban warming in future climate scenarios

Lei Zhao, Xuhui Lee, and Natalie M. Schultz


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AR by Lei Zhao on behalf of the Authors (03 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 May 2017) by Yun Qian
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (06 Jun 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Jun 2017)
ED: Publish as is (28 Jun 2017) by Yun Qian
Short summary
Heat stress associated with climate change is one of most severe threats to human society. The problem is further compounded in urban areas by urban heat islands (UHIs). We use an urban climate model to evaluate the cooling benefits of active urban heat mitigation strategies both individually and collectively. We show that by forming UHI mitigation wedges, these strategies have the potential to significantly reduce the UHI effect plus warming induced by greenhouse gases.
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