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Jin, K., F. Wang, Q. Zong, P. Qin, and C. Liu, 2020: An updated estimate of the urban heat island effect on observed local warming trends in mainland China's 45 urban stations. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 787-799. Abstract with highlights

Plain Language Summary: Surface air temperature (SAT) in many Chinese cities has experienced dramatic increase due to rapid urbanization and global warming. This study built several linear regression equations by linking SAT trend with a modified urban impact indicator. Severe UHI effects on annual mean and minimum SATs of the 45 urban stations in mainland China during 1954–2013 are found.