Special Issue "Climate Services for Local Disaster Risk Reduction in Africa"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
This Special Issue is devoted to climate change and hydroclimatic risks, as recommended by the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction (2015), and hydro-climatic risk reduction measures, according the 13° Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations (2015), with specific reference to African context.
We warmly welcome original, high-quality and unpublished manuscripts that present methodologies and best practices in two broad areas:
- Local scale climate trends and climate impacts (agricultural droughts, floods, etc.),
- Climate services offered by national meteorological organizations to local planning, projects and farmers in the form of decision-making tools for disaster risk reduction (multi-hazard risk cartography and index, early warning systems, local agro-meteorological bulletins, etc.).
Dr. Alessandro Pezzoli
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Tiepolo
Dr. Vieri Tarchiani
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Climate is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Climate services
- Flood time series analysis
- Early warning systems
- Risk analysis
- Multi-Hazard risk
- Risk reduction