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Farajzadeh, R. (author)
To mitigate the negative impacts of hydrocarbon fuels on climate change complementary decision tools should be considered when selecting or evaluating the performance of a certain production scheme. The exergy analysis can give valuable information on the management of the oil and gas reservoirs. It can also be used to calculate the CO<sub>2<...
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Jensen, Per Anker (author), van der Voordt, Theo (author)
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the impact of buildings on the creation of healthy workplaces (HWs) and end users’ physical and mental health and well-being. The paper presents available research on the impact of workplace layout, interior design, indoor climate and “green” offices. It ends with reflections on the main lessons learned,...
review 2019
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Onencan, A.M. (author)
Complex and uncertain societal problems cannot be addressed by technical solutions that rely solely on predictions. Institutions that entirely rely on predictions, repeat the same actions (routine), with little reflection on the impact of these technological solutions upon the socio-technical system. Though routine is beneficial for stability...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Agusdinata, Datu Buyung (author), Lukosch, H.K. (author)
Background. Designing interventions for conserving the food, energy, and water nexus at household level poses a significant challenge due to the complex interplay between human behaviors, technologies, and policies. Games show potential to increase awareness for environmental issues and influence behaviors towards more sustainable practices....
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Eijlander, Sabine (author), Mulder, K.F. (author)
Global society is confronted with various challenges: climate change should be mitigated, and society should adapt to the impacts of climate change, resources will become scarcer and hence resources should be used more efficiently and recovered after use, the growing world population and its growing wealth create unprecedented emissions of...
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Raso, L. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Timmermans, J.S. (author)
Climate change raises serious concerns for policymakers that want to ensure the success of long-term policies. To guarantee satisfactory decisions in the face of deep uncertainties, adaptive policy pathways might be used. Adaptive policy pathways are designed to take actions according to how the future will actually unfold. In adaptive...
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Raso, L. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Timmermans, J.S. (author), Panthou, Geremy (author)
Adaptive policies have emerged as a valuable strategy for dealing with uncertainties by recognising the capacity of systems to adapt over time to new circumstances and surprises. The efficacy of adaptive policies hinges on detecting on-going change and ensuring that actions are indeed taken if and when necessary. This is operationalised by...
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Fernández-Dacosta, Cora (author), Shen, Li (author), Schakel, Wouter (author), Ramirez, Andrea (author), Kramer, Gert Jan (author)
The deployment of low-emission alternative fuels is crucial to decarbonise the transport sector. A number of alternatives like hydrogen or dimethyl ether/methanol synthesised using CO<sub>2</sub> as feedstock for fuel production (hereafter refer to “CO<sub>2</sub>-based fuels”) have been proposed to combat climate change. However, the...
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van Manen, J. (author), Grewe, V. (author)
Aviation contributes significantly to anthropogenic climate change, and one promising possibility for mitigation is eco-efficient flight planning by avoiding climate sensitive regions with only small changes in the aircraft trajectories. Climate sensitive regions result from strong spatial variation of the global climate impact of local non-CO2...
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de Vries, G. (author), Rietkerk, M. (author), Kooger, R. (author)
In order to reach climate goals, policymakers stimulate homeowners to invest in sustainable measures in and around their house. Unfortunately, however, the number of green home measures lacks behind. This article introduces perceived hassle as an important reason for this shortfall. It is claimed that homeowners perceive hassle during different...
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Vleugel, J.M. (author), Bal, Frans (author)
Modern societies rely on mass mobility, in particular by private car. Car numbers are growing worldwide due to economic and other factors. Nearly all have engines that run on fossil fuels. Use of fossil fuels contributes to climate change (via CO2-emissions) and local air pollution (primary NOx- and PM10-emissions). Both have profound...
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Meng, M. (author), Dabrowski, M.M. (author), Tai, Y. (author), Stead, D. (author), Chan, F.K.S. (author)
Integration of flood risk in spatial planning is increasingly seen as a way to enhance cities’ resilience to the growing flood hazards, albeit its operationalisation remains challenging. This study aims to explain the reasons for this difficulty through the case study of Guangzhou, a Chinese delta city that is highly vulnerable to coastal,...
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Fatorić, Sandra (author)
Climate adaptation is a process for minimizing the risks of damage or loss to coastal archaeological sites. Yet, adaptation requires identifying and prioritizing among the diverse aspects of a site’s significance, as not all sites can be simultaneously adapted due to financial and human capital constraints. Developing a measurement framework...
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Zhang, Chi (author), Tang, Qiuhong (author), Chen, Deliang (author), van der Ent, R.J. (author), Liu, Xingcai (author), Li, Wenhong (author), Haile, Gebremedhin Gebremeskel (author)
Precipitation on the Tibetan Plateau (TP) showed different spatial changes during 1979-2016, with an increasing trend over the northern Tibetan Plateau (NTP) and a slightly negative trend over the southern Tibetan Plateau (STP). The changes in precipitation moisture sources over the NTP and STP are investigated using the improved Water...
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Lenaerts, J.T.M. (author), Medley, Brooke (author), van den Broeke, Michiel R. (author), Wouters, B. (author)
Surface mass balance (SMB) provides mass input to the surface of the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets and therefore comprises an important control on ice sheet mass balance and resulting contribution to global sea level change. As ice sheet SMB varies highly across multiple scales of space (meters to hundreds of kilometers) and time (hourly...
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Kaptijn, Eva (author), Ertsen, M.W. (author)
Archaeological studies typically describe arid areas as extremely unpleasant areas for human occupation and use. Without suggesting that arid areas are pleasant places, however, this paper provides a reassessment of the meaning of aridity for an area showing a vast amount of evidence of (past) human activities. Several climatic proxy data...
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Ahmadi Venhari, A (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Taleghani, M. (author)
The aim of this study was to understand the effect of urban street greenery type and arrangements on thermal comfort and heat stress in summer. Field measurements and computer simulations were carried out on East-West (E-W) and North-South (N-S) oriented streets in Isfahan, Iran. Through the field measurements in July 2014, 17 different streets...
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Box, Jason Eric (author), Colgan, William T (author), Røjle Christensen, Torben (author), Schmidt, Niels Martin (author), Lund, Magnus (author), Parmentier, Frans-Jan W (author), Brown, Ross (author), Bhatt, Uma S (author), Wouters, B. (author), More Authors (author)
Key observational indicators of climate change in the Arctic, most spanning a 47 year period (1971–2017) demonstrate fundamental changes among nine key elements of the Arctic system. We find that, coherent with increasing air temperature, there is an intensification of the hydrological cycle, evident from increases in humidity, precipitation,...
review 2019
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de Queiroz, Bruna (author), Scheel, F. (author), Caires, Sofia (author), Walstra, D.J.R. (author), Olij, Derrick (author), Yoo, Jeseon (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author), de Boer, W.P. (author)
In process-based numerical models, reducing the amount of input parameters, known as input reduction (IR), is often required to reduce the computational effort of these models and to enable long-term, ensemble predictions. Currently, a comprehensive performance assessment of IR-methods is lacking, which hampers guidance on selecting suitable...
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Solcerova, A. (author), van de Ven, F.H.M. (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
One of the processes by which open water cools the air during hot summer days is by storing the heat and increasing its own temperature. This heat is then released at night. The aim of this paper is to analyze this cooling process by quantifying the magnitude of turbulent, latent and sensible, heat fluxes in comparison to radiative and ground...
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