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An overview of regional land-use and land-cover impacts on rainfall

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R. A. Pielke Sr. ,

CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, US
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J. Adegoke,

Laboratory for Climate Analysis & Modeling (LCAM), Department of Geosciences, 420K Robert H. Flarsheim Hall, 5100 Rockhill Road, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Miissouri 64110-2499, US
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A. Beltrán-Przekurat,

CIRA, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, US
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C. A. Hiemstra,

CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, US
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J. Lin,

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, CA
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U. S. Nair,

Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 320 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, Alabama 35805, US
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D. Niyogi,

Purdue University, Department of Agronomy, and Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2054, US
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T. E. Nobis

CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, US
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Abstract

This paper documents the diverse role of land-use/land-cover change on precipitation. Since land conversion continues at a rapid pace, this type of human disturbance of the climate system will continue and become even more significant in the coming decades.

How to Cite: Pielke Sr., R.A., Adegoke, J., Beltrán-Przekurat, A., Hiemstra, C.A., Lin, J., Nair, U.S., Niyogi, D. and Nobis, T.E., 2007. An overview of regional land-use and land-cover impacts on rainfall. Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 59(3), pp.587–601. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0889.2007.00251.x
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 Accepted on 26 Oct 2006            Submitted on 22 Feb 2006

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