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Urban climate and energy demand interaction in Northern Eurasia
Author(s): E. V. Kasilova; A. S. Ginzburg; P. F. Demchenko
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Paper Abstract

The regional and urban climate change in Northern Eurasia is one of the main challenges for sustainable development of human habitats situated in boreal and temperate areas. The half of primary energy is spent for space heating even under quite a mild European climate. Implementation of the district heating in urban areas is currently seen as one of the key conditions of sustainable development. The clear understanding of main problems of the urban climateenergy demand interaction is crucial for both small towns and megacities. The specific features of the urban energy systems in Finland, Russia and China under the changing climate conditions were studied. Regional manifestations of the climate change were examined. The climate projections were established for urban regions of the Northern Eurasia. It was shown that the climate warming is likely to continue intensively there. History and actual development trends were discussed for the urban district heating systems in Russia, China and Finland. Common challenges linked with the climate change have been identified for the considered areas. Adaptation possibilities were discussed taking into account climate-energy interactions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10466, 23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 104666Q (30 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2288183
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E. V. Kasilova, Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Russian Federation)
A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russian Federation)
A. S. Ginzburg, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russian Federation)
Moscow Technological Institute (Russian Federation)
P. F. Demchenko, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10466:
23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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