Urban growth, albedo and global warming

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dc.contributor.author Smith, G
dc.contributor.author Gentle, AR
dc.contributor.author Edmonds, I
dc.contributor.editor Igor Skryabin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:36:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Solar 2010 : Proceedings of the 48th AuSES Annual Conference, 2011, pp. 1 - 8
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19264
dc.description.abstract Traditional town and city growth adds to the "urban heat island" (UHI) problem, which raises cooling demand, degrades the microclimate and adds directly to global warming. Low solar albedos and local energy use both contribute to the UHI but it is not widely appreciated that the former can have by far the dominant impact. These relative impacts, locally and globally, are quantized per square kilometre of typical Australian urban area for shifts in solar albedo and for the extra coal power demanded. This analysis shows that as a matter of urgency urban planning rules and building codes need to change. The energy savings and global cooling associated with improved rules and codes provide a higher environmental return on investment than most renewables and other energy efficiency measures.
dc.format Jessica Robinson
dc.publisher Australian Solar Energy Society
dc.title Urban growth, albedo and global warming
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Solar 2010 : Proceedings of the 48th AuSES Annual Conference
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.publocation Australia
dc.publocation Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Solar2010, the 48th AuSES Annual Conference
dc.conference Solar2010, the 48th AuSES Annual Conference
dc.conference Solar2010, the 48th AuSES Annual Conference
dc.for 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
dc.personcode 730312
dc.personcode 000307
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Solar2010, the 48th AuSES Annual Conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20101201 en_US
dc.date.activity 2010-12-01
dc.date.activity 2010-12-01
dc.date.activity 2010-12-01
dc.location.activity Canberra en_US
dc.location.activity Canberra
dc.location.activity Canberra
dc.description.keywords renewable energy, urban planning, global warming, energy efficiency measure
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Materials and Technology for Energy Efficiency
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Materials and Technology for Energy Efficiency
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history School of Physics and Advanced Materials (ID: 343)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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