Special Issue "Climate Change and Water Resources"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Nir Krakauer

Department of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, New York, USA
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Interests: effect of climate on plants, underground water, surface heat, moisture, and carbon exchanges; impact of plants on precipitation and temperature patterns; hydrology and biogeochemistry of sustainable agriculture and building; carbon isotopes as tracers of fossil fuel burning, ocean carbon uptake, and respiration; inferring the effect of past climate on ecology from tree rings and coral records; providing useful climate forecasts through statistical and physical downscaling; distributed sensor networks for environmental monitoring; data assimilation in carbon and hydrology models; parameter estimation and uncertainty assessment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Global warming resulting from elevated greenhouse gas concentrations is creating hydrologic intensification and worsening extreme events in many parts of the world. Linking changes in climate to flows in natural and engineered hydrologic systems and to risk of extremes is difficult, given the spatiotemporal mismatches between watersheds and the processes well resolved by global and regional models. Adaptation to climate change is necessary in the context of high water demand from agriculture, urban, energy, and other economic sectors, as well as of ecologic needs and biodiversity conservation.

This Special Issue invites contributions (including original research, reviews, tutorials, and practice guidelines) in any of the following areas or related ones:

  • Trends in hydroclimate and surface water and groundwater flows and stocks, including for extremes, and their attribution.
  • Climate information for managing risk in water resources, including nowcasting/early warning, forecasting at synoptic, seasonal, and interannual timeframes, and scenario generation for resilience.
  • Impact of climate change on water supplies for human and natural systems.
  • Management strategies for water in a changing climate, including community involvement and justice and equity concerns.

Dr. Nir Krakauer
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • climate change
  • water resources
  • global change
  • hydrology
  • ecology
  • food–energy–water system nexus
  • decision support
  • risk management
  • environmental justice

Published Papers

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