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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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22 Sep 2006
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Anthropogenic effects on subsurface temperature in Bangkok
M. Taniguchi Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto 603-8047, Japan
Abstract. Subsurface temperatures in Bangkok, where population and density increase rapidly, were analyzed to evaluate the effects of surface warming due to urbanization. The magnitude of surface warming evaluated from subsurface temperature in Bangkok was 1.7°C which agreed with meteorological data during the last 50 years. The depth apart from steady thermal gradient, which shows an indicator of the magnitude of surface warming due to additional heat from urbanization, was deeper at the center of the city than in the suburb areas of Bangkok. In order to separate surface warming effects into global warming effect and urbanization effect, analyses of subsurface temperature have been done depending on the distance from the city center. The results show that the expansion of urbanization in Bangkok reaches up to 80 km from the city center.

Citation: Taniguchi, M.: Anthropogenic effects on subsurface temperature in Bangkok, Clim. Past Discuss., 2, 831-846,, 2006.
M. Taniguchi
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC S418: 'Referee Comments on CPD-2006-0043', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Sep 2006 Printer-friendly Version 
RC S443: 'Subsurface Temperatures in Bangkok', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Oct 2006 Printer-friendly Version 
RC S506: 'borehole temperatures', Anonymous Referee #3, 27 Oct 2006 Printer-friendly Version 
AC S902: 'Final Author comment', Makoto Taniguchi, 28 Feb 2007 Printer-friendly Version 
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