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Title: The influence of land use/land cover on climatological values of the diurnal temperature range

Abstract

The diurnal temperature range (DTR) at weather observation stations that make up the U.S. Historical Climatology Network was evaluated with respect to the predominant land use/land cover associated with the stations within three radii intervals (100, 1000, and 10000 m) of the stations. Those stations that were associated with predominantly rural land use/land cover (LULC) usually displayed the greatest observed DTR, whereas those associated with urban related land use or land cover displayed the least observed DTR. The results of this study suggest that significant differences in the climatological DTR were observed and could be attributed to the predominant LULC associated with the observation stations. The results also suggest that changes in the pre-dominant LULC conditions, within as great as a 10,000 m radius of an observation station, could significantly influence the climatological DTR. Future changes in the predominant LULC associated with observation sites should be monitored similar to the current practice of monitoring changes in instruments or time of observation at the observations sites. 10 refs., 6 tabs.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2]
  1. NOAA/NESDIS, Washington, DC (United States)
  2. National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
433061
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Climate
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: PBD: Nov 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; LAND USE; CORRELATIONS; AMBIENT TEMPERATURE; DAILY VARIATIONS; CLIMATES; TEMPERATURE MONITORING

Citation Formats

Gallo, K P, Easterling, D R, and Peterson, T C. The influence of land use/land cover on climatological values of the diurnal temperature range. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1996)009<2941:TIOLUC>2.0.CO;2.
Gallo, K P, Easterling, D R, & Peterson, T C. The influence of land use/land cover on climatological values of the diurnal temperature range. United States. https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0442(1996)009<2941:TIOLUC>2.0.CO;2
Gallo, K P, Easterling, D R, and Peterson, T C. Fri . "The influence of land use/land cover on climatological values of the diurnal temperature range". United States. https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0442(1996)009<2941:TIOLUC>2.0.CO;2.
@article{osti_433061,
title = {The influence of land use/land cover on climatological values of the diurnal temperature range},
author = {Gallo, K P and Easterling, D R and Peterson, T C},
abstractNote = {The diurnal temperature range (DTR) at weather observation stations that make up the U.S. Historical Climatology Network was evaluated with respect to the predominant land use/land cover associated with the stations within three radii intervals (100, 1000, and 10000 m) of the stations. Those stations that were associated with predominantly rural land use/land cover (LULC) usually displayed the greatest observed DTR, whereas those associated with urban related land use or land cover displayed the least observed DTR. The results of this study suggest that significant differences in the climatological DTR were observed and could be attributed to the predominant LULC associated with the observation stations. The results also suggest that changes in the pre-dominant LULC conditions, within as great as a 10,000 m radius of an observation station, could significantly influence the climatological DTR. Future changes in the predominant LULC associated with observation sites should be monitored similar to the current practice of monitoring changes in instruments or time of observation at the observations sites. 10 refs., 6 tabs.},
doi = {10.1175/1520-0442(1996)009<2941:TIOLUC>2.0.CO;2},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/433061}, journal = {Journal of Climate},
number = 11,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {11}
}