Special Issue "Regional Climate Change and Variability"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2011)
Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob
1 Climate Service Center, Bundesstrasse 45, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
2 Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Bundesstrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 404 1173313
Fax: +49 404 1173357
Interests: variability in the water cycle; regional climate; land-atmosphere interaction; clouds-aerosols
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
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- 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
Article: The Importance of Lateral Boundaries, Surface Forcing and Choice of Domain Size for Dynamical Downscaling of Global Climate Simulations
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| Download PDF Full-text (1713 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Improving Ammonia Emission Modeling and Inventories by Data Mining and Intelligent Interpretation of the National Air Emission Monitoring Study Database
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| Download PDF Full-text (300 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Climate Signals on the Regional Scale Derived with a Statistical Method: Relevance of the Driving Model’s Resolution
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| Download PDF Full-text (1732 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (2135 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Climate Variability and Its Impact on Forest Hydrology on South Carolina Coastal Plain, USA
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| Download PDF Full-text (1934 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Modelling Regional Surface Energy Exchange and Boundary Layer Development in Boreal Sweden — Comparison of Mesoscale Model (RAMS) Simulations with Aircraft and Tower Observations
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| Download PDF Full-text (1214 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: A Comprehensive Modeling Study on Regional Climate Model (RCM) Application — Regional Warming Projections in Monthly Resolutions under IPCC A1B Scenario
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| Download PDF Full-text (1789 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 12 July 2010