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Climate (communication arising): impact of land-use change on climate.
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PMID:  14724628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Urbanization and other changes in land use have an impact on surface-air temperatures. Kalnay and Cai report that the observed surface-temperature trend in part of the United States exceeds the trend in the NCEP/NCAR 50-year reanalysis (NNR) and conclude that changes in land use account for the difference (0.035 degrees C per decade according to their corrected values). Although land-use change may explain some of this discrepancy, the authors do not quantify the impact of the many changes in observational practice that occurred during the analysis period. Our findings indicate that these 'non-climatic' changes have a systematic effect that overwhelms the reported difference in trends and therefore calls Kalnay and Cai's central conclusion into question.
Russell S Vose; Thomas R Karl; David R Easterling; Claude N Williams; Matthew J Menne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature     Volume:  427     ISSN:  1476-4687     ISO Abbreviation:  Nature     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-15     Completed Date:  2004-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410462     Medline TA:  Nature     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-4; discussion 214     Citation Subset:  -    
National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina 28801, USA.
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Nature. 2003 May 29;423(6939):528-31   [PMID:  12774119 ]

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