Special Issue "Regional Climate Change and Variability"

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A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob
1 Climate Service Center, Bundesstrasse 45, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
2 Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Bundesstrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Website: http://www.mpimet.mpg.de/en/mitarbeiter/daniela-jacob.html
E-Mail: daniela.jacob@hzg.de
Phone: +49 404 1173313
Fax: +49 404 1173357
Interests: variability in the water cycle; regional climate; land-atmosphere interaction; clouds-aerosols

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In many regions climatic changes are visible through for example temperature increase and changes in precipitation pattern. They are mainly initiated through global warming, but often mesoscale phenomena interact regionally with the large scale flow and are therefore able to modify the climate signals in individual regions. Documenting and understanding of these changes as well as the associated processes build the basis for future regional climate change projections. They are achieved using dynamical and statistical downscaling techniques, which have been developed and advanced through the last two decades. Both techniques are needed to establish large ensembles of regional climate change projections, which provide the basis for uncertainty assessments. Regional climate projections utilize global climate change projections and are therefore also connected to so-called emission scenarios or pathways, which provide possible future changes in green house gases and aerosols according to human activity. Information about possible regional climate changes including changes in the mean states as well as changes in extreme events is of utmost importance for society. They can be linked to climate impact models to assess regional climate vulnerability and to develop regional adaptation measures.

This special issue offers an opportunity to publish articles on observed regional climate change, downscaling techniques and future climate change projections in individual regions of the Earth. It is the response to the growing demand on regional climate change information including its uncertainty, and contributes to the dissemination of information needed for impact, adaptation and vulnerability studies.

Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • observed regional climate change
  • process understanding
  • regional climate modelling
  • regional climate projections dynamical and statistical downscaling
  • uncertainty in regional climate signals
  • change in regional variability
  • changes in extreme events

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p. 557-572
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Atmosphere 2012, 3(4), 557-572; doi:10.3390/atmos3040557
Received: 10 August 2012; in revised form: 25 September 2012 / Accepted: 2 October 2012 / Published: 31 October 2012
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p. 537-556
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Atmosphere 2012, 3(4), 537-556; doi:10.3390/atmos3040537
Received: 7 July 2012; in revised form: 25 September 2012 / Accepted: 15 October 2012 / Published: 30 October 2012
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p. 330-357
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Atmosphere 2011, 2(3), 330-357; doi:10.3390/atmos2030330
Received: 1 March 2011; in revised form: 26 July 2011 / Accepted: 9 August 2011 / Published: 16 August 2011
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p. 146-170
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Atmosphere 2011, 2(2), 146-170; doi:10.3390/atmos2020146
Received: 13 April 2011; in revised form: 29 April 2011 / Accepted: 10 May 2011 / Published: 25 May 2011
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p. 129-145
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Atmosphere 2011, 2(2), 129-145; doi:10.3390/atmos2020129
Received: 14 January 2011; in revised form: 5 April 2011 / Accepted: 16 May 2011 / Published: 23 May 2011
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p. 110-128
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Atmosphere 2011, 2(2), 110-128; doi:10.3390/atmos2020110
Received: 26 January 2011; in revised form: 16 April 2011 / Accepted: 2 May 2011 / Published: 16 May 2011
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p. 67-95
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Atmosphere 2011, 2(2), 67-95; doi:10.3390/atmos2020067
Received: 5 March 2011; in revised form: 4 April 2011 / Accepted: 14 April 2011 / Published: 11 May 2011
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