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Urban Climate and Air Pollution in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


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Title: Urban Climate and Air Pollution in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Authors: Lindén, Jenny
E-mail: jenny@gvc.gu.se
Issue Date: 5-May-2011
University: Göteborgs universitet. Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Earth Sciences ; Institutionen för geovetenskaper
Parts of work: Lindén J 2011 Nocturnal Cool Island in the Sahelian city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. International Journal of Climatology 31 (4):605-620.
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Holmer, B., Thorsson, S., Linden, J. 2011. Evening evaporative cooling in relation to vegetation and urban geometry in the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Submitted to International Journal of Climatology

Linden, J., Holmer, B. 2011. Thermally Induced Wind Patterns in the Sahelian City of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Early publication online.
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Lindén J., Thorsson S., Eliasson I., 2008. Carbon Monoxide in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – A Comparison between Urban Background, Roadside and In-traffic Measurements. Water Air Soil Pollution. 188. 345–353.
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Lindén J., Boman, J., Eliasson I., Holmer, B., Thorsson S. 2011 Intra-Urban Air Pollution in a Rapidly Growing Sahelian City – potential effect on exposure differences. Submitted to Environment international.
Date of Defence: 2011-05-27
Disputation: kl 10:00, Stora hörsalen, Geovetarcentrum, Guldhedsgatan 5c
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: A
136
Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa
Sahel
(semi) arid
nocturnal cooling
urban vegetation
evening evaporative cooling
cooling rate
atmospheric stability
thermal wind
carbon monoxide
particulate matter
road dust
exposure differences
Abstract: ABSTRACT Africa has recently been singled out by UN Habitat as the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. The most extreme case was found in the Sahelian city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where the population is expected to almost double over the next ten years. It is well known that the rapid growth of an urban area is among the most important anthropogenic impacts on the environment, and that it has a profound impact on both the urban climate and air quality. Few studies have been focuse... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8272-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/24995
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