Impact of urbanization on recent temperature and precipitation trends in the Korean peninsula SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
Impact of urbanization on recent temperature and precipitation trends in the Korean peninsula
Author(s)
Kug, Jong-Seong; Ahn, Min-Seop
Publication Year
2013-02
Abstract
Urbanization has a significant impact on climate in urban areas. In this study, we investigate urbanization impacts on temperature and precipitation trends in Korean peninsula based on statistical relationship between these trends and local population growth. We found that there is a significant positive correlation between temperature rise and local population growth, indicating that urbanization has a significant contribution to temperature increase in city climate. As for temperature, the population growth in Korean cities is positively correlated with precipitation trend. The positive correlation is higher during summer time when small-scale convective activity is dominant. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the correlation is significantly increased when stations in rural areas and small cities are excluded. Such nonlinear relation between precipitation and urbanization is also discussed.
ISSN
1976-7633
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3270
DOI
10.1007/s13143-013-0016-z
Bibliographic Citation
ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, v.49, no.2, pp.151 - 159, 2013
Publisher
KOREAN METEOROLOGICAL SOC
Subject
URBAN HEAT-ISLAND; SOUTH-KOREA; AEROSOLS; CLIMATE; ATLANTA; CLOUDS; RAIN; THUNDERSTORMS; ENHANCEMENT; CONVECTION
Keywords
Urbanization; global warming; temperature trend; precipitation trend; population
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
KOREAN METEOROLOGICAL SOC
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