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Winston Chow

Winston Chow

winstonchow@nus.edu.sg

Department of Geography
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Journal Articles

2018

Wang, Y., B. K. Hu, S. W. Myint, C. Fang, W. T. Chow and P. F. Passy. 2018. Patterns of land change and their potential impacts on land surface temperature change in Yangon, Myanmar. Science of the Total Environment 643(`Dec):738-750. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.209. (link )

2016

Gober, P., D. A. Sampson, R. Quay, D. D. White and W. T. Chow. 2016. Urban adaptation to mega-drought: Anticipatory water modeling, policy, and planning for the urban Southwest. Sustainable Cities and Society 27:497-504. DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2016.05.001.

Kaplan, S., C. S. Galletti, W. T. Chow and S. W. Myint. 2016. First order approximation of broadband directional albedo with high resolution Quickbird imagery: A case study for arid urban areas. GIScience & Remote Sensing 53(3):303-319. DOI: 10.1080/15481603.2016.1153944. (link )

2015

Georgescu, M., W. T. Chow, Z. H. Wang, A. J. Brazel, B. Trapido-Lurie, M. Roth and V. Benson-Lira. 2015. Prioritizing urban sustainability solutions: Coordinated approaches must incorporate scale-dependent built environment induced effects. Environmental Research Letters 10(6):061001. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/6/061001. (link )

Shaffer, S. R., W. T. Chow, M. Georgescu, P. Hyde, G. D. Jenerette, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui and B. L. Ruddell. 2015. Multiscale modeling and evaluation of urban surface energy balance in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54:322-338. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0051.1. (link )

2014

Chow, W. T., F. Salamanca, M. Georgescu, A. Mahalov, J. M. Milne and B. L. Ruddell. 2014. A multi-method and multi-scale approach for estimating city-wide anthropogenic heat fluxes. Atmospheric Environment 99(December):64-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.09.053. (link )

Chow, W. T., T. J. Volo, E. R. Vivoni, G. D. Jenerette and B. L. Ruddell. 2014. Seasonal dynamics of a suburban energy balance in Phoenix, Arizona. International Journal of Climatology 34(15):3863-3880. DOI: 10.1002/joc.3947. (link )

2013

Chuang, W., P. Gober, W. T. Chow and J. S. Golden. 2013. Sensitivity to heat: A comparative study of Phoenix, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois (2003-2006). Urban Climate 5(October 2013):1-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2013.07.003. (link )

Connors, J. P., C. S. Galletti and W. T. Chow. 2013. Landscape configuration and urban heat island effects: Assessing the relationship between landscape characteristics and land surface temperature in Phoenix, Arizona. Landscape Ecology 28(2):271-283. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-012-9833-1. (link )

Declet-Barreto, J., A. J. Brazel, C. A. Martin, W. T. Chow and S. L. Harlan. 2013. Creating the park cool island in an inner-city neighborhood: Heat mitigation strategy for Phoenix, AZ.. Urban Ecosystems 16(3):617-635. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-012-0278-8. (link )

2012

Chow, W. T. and A. J. Brazel. 2012. Assessing xeriscaping as a sustainable heat island mitigation approach for a desert city. Building and Environment 47:170-181. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.07.027. (link )

Chow, W. T., D. Brennan and A. J. Brazel. 2012. Urban heat island research in Phoenix, Arizona: Theoretical contributions and policy applications. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 93(4):517-530. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00011.1. (link )

Chow, W. T., W. Chuang and P. Gober. 2012. Vulnerability to extreme heat in metropolitan Phoenix: Spatial, temporal and demographic dimensions. The Professional Geographer 64(2):286-302. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2011.600225. (link )

2011

Chow, W. T. and A. J. Brazel. 2011. Assessing xeriscaping as a sustainable heat island mitigation approach for a desert city. Building and Environment

Chow, W. T., R. L. Pope, C. A. Martin and A. J. Brazel. 2011. Observing and modeling the nocturnal park cool island of an arid city: Horizontal and vertical impacts. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 103(1-2):197-211. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-010-0293-8. (link )

Chow, W. T. and B. M. Svoma. 2011. Analyses of noctural temperature cooling rate response to historical local-scale urban land-use/land cover change. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 50:1872-1883. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-10-05014.. (link )

2009

Sun, C., A. J. Brazel, W. T. Chow, B. C. Hedquist and L. Prashad. 2009. Desert heat island study in winter by mobile transect and remote sensing techniques. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 98:323-335. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-009-0120-. (link )

2006

Chow, W. T. and M. S. Roth. 2006. Temporal dynamics of the urban heat island of Singapore. International Journal of Climatology 26(15):2243-2260. DOI: 10.1002/joc.1364. (link )

Book Chapters

2015

Ruddell, D., A. Brazel, W. Chow and A. Middel. 2015. The urban heat island effect and sustainability science: Causes, impacts, and solutions. Pp. Chapter 13 In: Pijawka, D. ed., Sustainability in the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN: 9781465266712.

2012

Ruddell, D. M., A. J. Brazel and W. T. Chow. 2012. The urban heat island effect and sustainability science: Causes, impacts, and solutions. Pp. 167-184 In: Pijawka, K. and M. A. Gromulat eds., Understanding Sustainable Cities: Concepts, Cases, and Solutions. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Posters

2014

Ruddell, B. L. and W. T. Chow. 2014. Microclimate analysis of observations in a master-planned residential community in Arizona. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ.

2013

Kaplan, S., C. S. Galletti and W. T. Chow. 2013. Estimation of high resolution land surface broadband albedo for urban area from Quickbird. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Shaffer, S. R., B. L. Ruddell, W. T. Chow, M. Moustaoui, A. Mahalov and M. Georgescu. 2013. Evaluation of WRF for fine scale surface energy balance modeling in Phoenix. Poster presented at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, 9-13 December 2013, San Francisco, CA. (link )

2012

Chow, W. T., T. J. Volo, E. R. Vivoni, D. Jenerette and B. L. Ruddell. 2012. Observations of the urban land surface energy balance in a Phoenix, AZ, residential suburb. Poster presented at the 3-7 December 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Ruddell, B. L., D. Jenerette, M. Moustaoui, E. R. Vivoni, W. T. Chow, S. Shaffer, T. J. Volo, C. A. Martin, A. Mahalov and S. L. Harlan. 2012. Modeling the urban climate at the human scale in hot/dry regions. Poster presented at the 3-7 December 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

2009

Chow, W. T. and R. Pope. 2009. Modeling micro-scale park-cooling effects within the ASU campus: An evaluation of the Envi-Met Climate Model. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, January 15, 2009, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

Presentations

2016

Gober, P., D. A. Sampson, R. Quay, D. D. White and W. T. Chow. 2016. Urban adaptation to mega-drought: Anticipatory water modeling, policy, and planning in Phoenix. Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 14, 2016, San Francisco, CA. (link )

2012

Declet, J., W. T. Chow and T. L. Halperin. 2012. Mitigating urban heat islands by predicting impacts of urban parks/open space. Presentation at the 28 September-1 October 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and Expo, Phoenix.

2010

Chow, W. T. and A. J. Brazel. 2010. Urban heat island research in Phoenix, Arizona: A historical overview and future challenges to sustainability and climate change. Presentation at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C.

2009

Chow, W. T., W. Chuang and P. Gober. 2009. Vulnerability to extreme heat in metro Phoenix: Spatial, temporal and demographic dimensions. Las Vegas, NV. Presentation at the March 22-27 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

2008

Chow, W. T. 2008. The impact of rural thermal admittance on the UHI of Singapore. Boston, MA. Presentation at the April 15-19th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

Thesis (PhD)

2011

Chow, W. T. 2011. Microscale modeling of the canopy-layer urban heat island in Phoenix, Arizona: Validation and sustainable mitgation scenarios. PhD dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )