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The Environmental Fluid Dynamics Lecture Series Presents a Seminar. Dr . Dev S. Niyogi Assoc. Professor and Indiana State Climatologist Dept of Agronomy : Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Purdue University

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The Environmental Fluid Dynamics Lecture Series

Presents a Seminar

Dr. Dev S. Niyogi

Assoc. Professor and Indiana State Climatologist

Dept of Agronomy: Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences

Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Purdue University

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

11:00 a.m.

Dean’s Boardroom 258 Fitzpatrick Hall

URBANIZATION IMPACTS ON REGIONAL CLIMATE

ABSTRACT

Urbanization is a global feature with more than half the population living in urban areas now. Urban landscapes affect regional temperatures through Urban Heat Islands. This feature is fairly well documented. Urban areas have an even more profound and important feedback on the regional weather and climate by modifying precipitation and associated thermodynamic features. How urban areas affect our rainfall patterns, through landscape heterogeneity as well as urban aerosol interactions will be discussed by reviewing the state of the science using multiscale modeling studies and in-situ and satellite based observations. Finally, by reviewing these interactions between urban landsurface heterogeneity and regional climate, the presentation will discuss opportunities available to develop future cities that can help develop resiliency to climatic vagaries.

BIOGRAPHY

Prof. DevNiyogi's research has helped understand the role of land use/land cover change such as agricultural intensification and urbanization on regional weather and climate. Dr. Niyogi has been a recipient of NSF CAREER award and has coauthored over 130 papers for peer – reviewed international journals, 11 book chapters, and over 150 conference proceedings or abstracts for professional conferences such as the AMS and AGU annual meetings. His research has been cited in the popular press such as Yahoo!, MSNBC, Wired, CNN, LiveScience, and NASA press releases. Dr. Niyogi has joint appointment in the Departments of Agronomy - Crops, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University. He has also been designated as a University Faculty Scholar and is the State Climatologist for Indiana. More details can be found at http://landsurface.org and http://iclimate.org