Special Issue "Decadal Variability and Predictability of Climate"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)
Decadal (longer than seven years) variability and predictability of climate has been highlighted as a priority area for research over past decades. Special attentions have been paid to the mechanisms of: 1) decadal variability in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans; 2) the importance of ocean processes, ocean-atmosphere interactions, tropical-extratropical interactions, and inter-basin interactions in decadal variability; 3) ENSO-decadal variability interactions; 4) the importance of decadal variability in modulating global climate change; 5) external forcing of decadal variability; 6) decadal variation of ENSO and its predictability; and 7) decadal variability of mode waters, extremes, sea level rise, tropical cyclones, ice extent, glacier, soil moisture, radiative forcing, and so on. In addition, the socio-economic and environmental impacts of decadal variability and the prediction of decadal variability and climate change have also attracted many attentions. In this special issue, we aim to bring together theoretical, observational, and modelling studies and to review and advance our understanding and prediction of both internally-induced and externally-forced decadal variability with a special emphasis on, but not limited to, the interactions between different ocean basins and between ocean, atmosphere, ice, and land.
Dr. Jing-Jia Luo
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- decadal variability
- climate change
- inter-basin interactions
- ocean-atmosphere interactions
- decadal predictability and prediction
- Pacific Decadal Oscillation
- Atlantic multi-decadal variability
- ENSO and decadal variability
- decadal change of global warming rate