December 2014: Two papers from the December issue of academic journal Urban Climate – presented at ICUC8: The 8th International Conference on Urban Climate and the 10th Symposium on the Urban Environment – both publicly available.
- Energy exchange in a dense urban environment – Part I: Temporal variability of long-term observations in central London – Though anthropogenic impacts on boundary layer climates are expected to be large in dense urban areas, to date very few studies of energy flux observations are available. We report on 3.5 years of measurements gathered in central London, UK.
- Energy exchange in a dense urban environment – Part II: Impact of spatial heterogeneity of the surface – The centre of cities, characterised by spatial and temporal complexity, are challenging environments for micrometeorological research. This paper considers the impact of sensor location and heterogeneity of the urban surface on flux observations in the dense city centre of London.