The Coastal Urban Environmental Research Group (CUERG) intends to exercise the elaboration of research proposals, either observational and modeling studies of coastal physical phenomenon and their practicality on climate modification. It also seeks to provide results through publications in different international media about climate science.

COASTAL NORTHEAST US REGION

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Daniel Comarazamy, Jorge E. Gonzalez, Yiannis Andreopoulos.(2020). Projections of Wind Gusts for New York City under a Changing Climate. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048059.
  2. Christopher Beale, Hamid Norouzi , Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, Abdou Rachid Bah, Peng Yu, Yunyue Yu, Reginald Blake, Anna Vaculik, and Jorge Gonzalez-Cruz. (2019). Comparison of Diurnal Variation of Land Surface Temperature From GOES-16 ABI and MODIS Instruments. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (99), pp.1-5. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8792962.
  3. L. Ortiz, J. E. González, R. Horton, W. Lin, W. Wu, P. Ramamurthy, M. Arend, R. Bornstein. (2019). High‐resolution projections of extreme heat in New York City. Int. Journal of Climatology. doi.org/10.1002/joc.6102.
  4. Jorge E. González, Luis Ortiz, Brianne K. Smith, Naresh Devineni, Brian Colle, James F. Booth, Arun Ravindranath, Luis Rivera, Radley Horton, Katie Towey, Yochanan Kushnir, Danielle Manley, Daniel A. Bader, and Cynthia Rosenzweig. (2019). New York City Panel on Climate Change 2019 Report Chapter 2: New Methods for Assessing Extreme Temperatures, Heavy Downpours, and Drought. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Special Issue: Advancing Tools and Methods for Flexible Adaptation Pathways and Science Policy Integration. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. ISSN 0077-8923.
  5. Gamarro, H., Gonzalez J.E., and Ortiz, L.E. (2019). On the Assessment of a Numerical Weather Prediction Model for Solar Photovoltaic Power Forecasts in Cities. ASME J. of Energy Resources Technology 141(6). doi: 10.1115/1.4042972.
  6. Ortiz, L., González, J.E., and Lin, W. (2018). Climate change impacts on peak building cooling energy demand in a coastal megacity. Environmental Research Letters, 13, http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aad8d0
  7. X. Liang, S. Miao, J. Li, R. Bornstein, X. Zhang, Y. Gao, X. Cao, F. Chen, Z. Cheng, C. Clements, W. Dabberdt, A. Ding, D. Ding, J. J. Dou, J. X. Dou, Y. Dou, C. S. B. Grimmond, J. Gonzalez-Cruz, J. He, M. Huang, X. Huang, S. Ju, Q. Li, D. Niyogi, J. Quan, J. Sun, J. Z. Sun, M. Yu, J. Zhang, Y. Zhang, X. Zhao, Z. Zheng, M. Zhou. 2018. SURF: Understanding and predicting urban convection and haze, Bulleting of the American Society of Meteorology (early release). https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0178.1
  8. David Melecio-Vázquez, Prathap Ramamurthy, Mark Arend, Jorge E. González-Cruz (2018). Thermal Structure of a Coastal–Urban Boundary Layer.  Boundary-Layer Meteorology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10546-018-0361-7
  9. Xiaoyu Xu, Jorge E. González, Shuanghe Shen, Shiguang Miao, and Junxia Dou (2018). Impacts of urbanization and air pollution on building energy demands-Beijing case study.  Applied Energy 225 (2018) 98–109.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.04.120
  10. E. Ortiz, J.E. Gonzalez, W. Wu, M. Schoonen, J. Tongue, and R. Bornstein.  (2018).  New York City impacts on a regional heat wave.  J.  of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.  https://doi/pdf/10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0125.1
  11. Liang, S. Miao, J. Li, R. Bornstein, X. Zhang, Y. Gao, X. Cao, F. Chen, Z. Cheng, C. Clements, W. Dabberdt, A. Ding, D. Ding, J. J. Dou, J. X. Dou, Y. Dou, C. S. B. Grimmond, J. Gonzalez-Cruz, J. He, M. Huang, X. Huang, S. Ju, Q. Li, D. Niyogi, J. Quan, J. Sun, J. Z. Sun, M. Yu, J. Zhang, Y. Zhang, X. Zhao, Z. Zheng, M. Zhou. 2018. SURF: Understanding and predicting urban convection and haze, Bulleting of the American Society of Meteorology (early release).  https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0178.1
  12. Ramamurthy, P., González, J., Ortiz, L., Arend, M., and Moshary, F. (2017). Impact of heatwave on a megacity: an observational analysis of New York City during July 2016. Environmental Research Letters, 12, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa6e59.
  13. Wang, N., P. Phelan, J.E. Gonzalez, C. Harris, G.P. Henze, R. Hutchinson, J. Langevin, M.A. Lazarus, B. Nelson, C. Pyke, K. Roth, D. Rouse, K. Sawyer, and S. Selkowitz. (2017). Ten questions concerning future buildings beyond zero energy and carbon neutrality. Buildings and the Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.04.006.
  14. Krarti, A., L. Ortiz, L., and J.E. González. (2017). On the Spatio-Temporal End-User Energy Demands of a Dense Urban Environment. J. of Solar Energy Engineering, http://doi:10.1115/1.4036545
  15. Ortiz, L., J.E. González, E. Gutierrez, and M. Arend. (2017). Forecasting Building Energy Demands with a Coupled Weather-Building Energy Model in a dense urban environment. J. of Solar Energy Engineering, 139 (1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4034909.
  16. E. Gutierrez, J.E. González, M. Arend, R. Bornstein, and A. Martilli (2015). On the anthropogenic heat fluxes using an air conditioning evaporative cooling parameterization for mesoscale urban canopy models. J. of Solar Energy Engineering, 137; doi: 10.1115/1.4030854.
  17. E. Gutiérrez, A. Martilli, J. L. Santiago & J. E. González. A Mechanical Drag Coefficient Formulation and Urban Canopy Parameter Assimilation Technique for Complex Urban EnvironmentsBoundary-Layer Meteorolgy, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-015-0051-7.
  18. E. Gutiérrez, J.E. González, A. Martilli,R. Bornstein, M. Arend. Simulations of aHeat-WaveEvent in New York City Usinga Multilayer Urban ParameterizationJournal of Applied Meteorology And Climatology. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0028.1
  19. E. Gutierrez, J.E. González, M. Arend, A. Martilli, and R. Bornstein.  A new modeling approach to forecast building energy demands during extreme heat events in complex cities.  J. of Solar Energy Engineering, 135, DOI: 10.1115/1.4025510.
  20. Nathan Hosannah and Jorge E. González.  Impacts of Aerosol Particle Size Distribution and Land Cover Land Use on Precipitation in a Coastal Urban Environment using a Cloud-Resolving Mesoscale ModelAdvances in Meteorology Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 904571, 17 pages.
PUERTO RICO & CARIBBEAN REGION

Peer-Review Articles

  1.  R. Pokhrel, A. Walker, and J.E. González. (2019). A new methodology to assess building integrated roof top PV installations at city scales: The tropical coastal city case. J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities (February 2020). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4045347
  2. Hosannah, N., González, J. E., Lunger, C., & Niyogi, D. (2019). Impacts of local convective processes on rain on the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 6009–6026. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD029825
  3. Nazario Ramirez, Cesar M. Salazar, Joan M. Castro Sánchez, and Jorge E. González. (2019). A satellite algorithm for estimating relative humidity, based on GOES and MODIS satellite data. International Journal of Remote Sensing. doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2019.1629715
  4. M Moknatian, M Piasecki, F Moshary, J Gonzalez. (2019). Development of digital bathymetry maps for Lakes Azuei and Enriquillo using sonar and remote sensing techniques. Transactions in GIS doi.org/10.1111/tgis.12532
  5. Pokhrel, R., Ramirez-Beltran, N., González, J. 2018. On the assessment of alternatives for building cooling load reductions for a tropical coastal city. Energy and Buildings. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.10.023
  6. Pokhrel, R., Ramirez-Beltran, N., González, J. On the Climate Variability and Energy Demands for Indoor Human Comfort Levels in a Tropical-Coastal Urban Environment. ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4041401
  7. Moises Angeles-Malaspina, Jorge E. González-Cruz, and Nazario Ramírez-Beltran (2018). Projections of Heat Waves Events in the Intra-Americas Region Using Multimodel Ensemble. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/amete/2018/7827984/
  8. Nazario Ramirez-beltran, Jorge E. Gonzalez, Joan M. Castro, Moises Angeles, Eric W. Harmsen, and Cesar M. Salazar. (2017). Analysis of the Heat Index in the Mesoamerica and Caribbean Region. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0167.1
  9. Angeles, M.E., González, J.E. & Ramírez, N. (2017). Impacts of climate change on building energy demands in the intra-Americas region. Theor Appl Climatol. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-017-2175-9
  10. N. Hosannah, J. Gonzalez, R. Rodriguez, H. Parsiani, F. Moshary, L. Aponte, R. Armstrong, E. Harmsen, N. Ramirez, L. Leon, P. Ramamurthy, M. Angeles, D. Niyogi, and R. Bornstein. (2017). The convection, aerosol, and synoptic-effects in the tropics (CAST) experiment: Building an understanding of multi-scale impacts on Caribbean weather via field campaigns. BAMS (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0192.1).
  11. González, J. E., M. Georgescu, M. C. Lemos, N. Hosannah, and D. Niyogi. (2017), Climate change’s pulse is in Central America and the Caribbean, Eos, 98, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017EO071975. Published on 27 April 2017.
  12. Equisha Glenn, Daniel Comarazamy, Jorge E. González, and Thomas Smith,. (2015).  Detection of recent regional sea surface temperature warming in the Caribbean and surrounding region.  Geophysical Research-Letters. DOI: 1002/2015GL065002Selected as Research Spotlight of the Year.
  13. Nathan Hosannah, Hamed Parsiani, and Jorge E. Gonzalez (2015).  The role of aerosols in convective processes during the midsummer drought in the Caribbean.  Advances in Meteorology. Vol. 2015.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/261239.
  14. Comarazamy, D. E., González, J. E., Moshary, F., and Piasecki, M., (2015). On the hydro-meteorological changes of a tropical water basin in the Caribbean and its sensitivity to changes in regional climate. Hydrometeorology, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-14-0083.1
  15. D.E. Comarazamy, J.E. González, and J.C. Luvall (2013), Quantification and Mitigation of Long-Term Impacts of Urbanization and Climate Change in the Tropical Coastal City of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Int. J. Low-Carbon Tech.,Special Issue on Mitigation Alternatives.  doi: 10.1093/ijlct/ctt059.
  16. D. Comarazamy, J.E. González, J. Luvall, D. Rickman, and R. Bornstein.  2013.  Climate impacts of land cover and land use changes in tropical islands under conditions of global climate change. J. of Climate, doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00087.1
  17. D. Comarazamy and J.E. González.  2011.  Regional Long-Term Climate Change (1950-2000) in the Mid Tropical Atlantic and its Impacts on the Hydrological Cycle of Puerto Rico.  J. Geophysical. Res.-Atmosphere, 116, D00Q05, doi:10.1029/2010JD015414.
  18. D. Comarazamy, J.E. González, J. Luvall, D. Rickman, and P.J. Mulero. 2010.  A land-atmospheric interaction study in the coastal tropical city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Earth Interactions Journal, 14, 1–24. doi: 10.1175/2010EI309.1.
  19. Moisés E. Angeles, Jorge E. González, Nazario D. Ramírez-Beltrán, Craig A. Tepley, Daniel E. Comarazamy, Origins of the Caribbean Rainfall Bimodal Behavior, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D11106, (17 pages), 2010, doi:10.1029/2009JD012990 .
  20. Moises Angeles, J. E. Gonzalez, D. J. Erickson, III, and J. Hernandez-Figueroa, The impacts of climate changes in the renewable energy resources in the Caribbean region. ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering, August 2010, 132, 031009 (13 pages), doi:10.1115/1.4001475.
  21. Daniel E. Comarazamy and Jorge E. González. On the validation of the simulation of Early Season precipitation in the Island of Puerto Rico Using a Mesoscale Atmospheric Model. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 2008 (Vol. 9, No. 3, doi: 10.1175/2007JHM804.1).
  22. I. Torres, J. E. González, and D. E. Comarazamy. Impacts of a changing climate and low land use on a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. WIT Press. 2008. 10.2495/CENV080061.
  23. Velazquez-Lozada, A., J.E. Gonzalez, A. Winter, and P.J. Mulero, Urban heat island studies for San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Journal of Atmospheric Environment. 40, pp. 1731-1741.
  24. Moises Angeles, J. E. Gonzalez, P. Mulero, D. J. Erickson, III, and J. Hernandez-Figueroa, Assessment of PCM results for predictions of climate changes in the Caribbean. International Journal of Climatology. 27, pp. 555-569.
  25. González, J. E., J. C. Luvall, D. Rickman, D. E. Comarazamy, and A. J. Picón, Urban heat Island in a Coastal Tropical City: Case Study In The Metropolitan Area Of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Chapter 11 in Urban Remote Sensing, CRC Press, D. Quatrochi and Q. Weng Eds.  2006.
CALIFORNIA

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Sequera, J.E. González, K. McDonald, S. LaDochy, and D. Comarazamy.  (2016).  Improvements in land-use classification for estimating daytime surface temperatures and sea-breeze flows in Southern California.  Earth Interactions. DOI: 10.1175/EI-D-14-0034.1 http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/EI-D-14-0034.1
  2. Sequera, J.E. González, K. McDonald, S. LaDochy, and D. Comarazamy.  (2016). Improvements in land-use classification for estimating daytime surface temperatures and sea-breeze flows in Southern California.  Earth Interactions. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/EI-D-14-0034.1?af=R
  3. Sequera, J.E. González, K. McDonald, R.D. Bornstein, and D. Comarazamy. (2015). Combined impacts of land-cover changes and large-scale forcing on Southern California summer daily maximum temperatures. J of Geophysical Res.-Atmosphere. DOI: 10.1002/2015JD023536. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JD023536/abstract
  4. Lebassi B., J.E. González, and R. Bornstein.  On the environmental sustainability of building integrated solar technologies in a coastal city.  J. of Solar Energy Engineering, 135, DOI: 10.1115/1.4025507
  5. Gonzalez Cruz, J., P. Sequera, Y. Molina, R. Picon, J. Pillich, A. T. Ghebreegziabhe, and B. Bornstein, 2013: Climate and Energy Vulnerability in Coastal Regions: The Case for US Pacific and Northeast Corridor Coastal Regions.Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources. Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, 3–35 pp.  ISBN: 9780123847034.
  6. Bereket Lebassi, Robert Bornstein, and Jorge Gonzalez.  Book title: Planet Earth 2011 – Global Warming Challenges and Opportunities for Policy and Practice.  Chapter title:  Reverse Reactions of Climate Changes on Coastal Regions.  InTech, On-Line Publisher. Ed. Elias Carayannis.  (ISBN 978-953-307-733-8).
  7. Lebassi B., J.E. González, and R. Bornstein.  2011.  Modeled Large-Scale Warming Impacts on Summer California Coastal-Cooling Trends, J. Geophysical. Res.-Atmosphere.  J. Geophys. Res., 116, D20114, doi:10.1029/2011JD015759.
  8. Lebassi B., J.E. González, D. Fabris, C. Milesi, N. L. Miller, P. Switzer, and R. Bornstein. 2009.  Observed 1970-2005 cooling of summer daytime temperatures in coastal California. J. of Climate. 22, pp. 3558-3573.
  9. Lebassi B., J.E. González, D. Fabris, and R. Bornstein. Impacts of climate change in degree days and energy demands in coastal California. ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering, August 2010, 132, 031005 (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4001564.
OTHER

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Miao Yu, Jorge González & Shiguang Miao. (2020). Evaluation of a mechanical drag coefficient formulation in the complex urban area of Beijing. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00704-020-03354-6.
  2. Ning, A., Dou, J., González, J.E., Bornstein, R.D., Miao, S.G., and Li. L. (2020). An observational case study of synergies between an intense heatwave and the urban heat island in Beijing. J. of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-19-0125.1
  3. M Yu, J González, S Miao, and P Ramamurthy. (2019). On the assessment of a cooling tower scheme for high resolution numerical weather modeling for urban areas. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0126.1
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