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Special Issue "10th Anniversary of Atmosphere: Climatology and Meteorology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Dr. Alexander V. Chernokulsky Website E-Mail
Academy of Sciences, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Moscow, Russia
Interests: clouds; extreme weather and climate events (forest fires, droughts, tornadoes, heavy rains, and floods); atmospheric convection; solar energy resources; cyclonic and anticyclonic activity; geoengineering
Dr. Jiafu Mao Website E-Mail
Climate Change Science Institute, Environmental Sciences Division, Building 4500N, F129-X, MS-6301, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Interests: hydrology; carbon cycling; vegetation dynamics in the terrestrial ecosystems field measurements; satellite data; process-oriented land surface; earth system models
Dr. Chris G. Tzanis Website E-Mail
Section of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus, 157 84 Athens, Greece
Interests: climate physics; climate dynamics; nonlinear processes; atmospheric physics and chemistry; energy; remote sensing; air quality; aerosols
Prof. Dr. Chuixiang (Tree) Yi Website E-Mail
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY 11367, USA
Interests: biosphere–atmosphere interaction; boundary layer meteorology; eddy flux measurements and modelling from globally synthetic data analysis to site-specific analysis; tree mortality; forest resilience and tipping point; ecosystem responses to extreme weather/climate
The MDPI journal, Atmosphere, is marking its 10th anniversary in 2019. Since the initial release in December 2010 as an open access journal, Atmosphere has published more than 1000 peer-review journal articles. The publication was initially a quarterly journal, but by 2015, the frequency was increased to monthly. In 2014, Atmosphere received its first Impact Factor, and the impact has steadily improved over the next five years. The success of Atmosphere led to the journal being divided into five sub-disciplines within the meteorology and atmospheric science, and these are as follows: Aerosols, Air Quality, Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions, Climatology and Meteorology, and Biometeorology. The success of Atmosphere would not be possible without the dedication and support of our authors, reviewers, editors, staff, and readers.
In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary, we are organizing Special Issues for each of the five key areas in order to acknowledge this milestone. This particular Special Issue will accept submissions for possible publication in the Climatology and Meteorology section. Climatology and Meteorology is the largest sub-discipline, with more than 400 peer-reviewed articles published. All scholars in the community are invited to submit original articles, reviews, research notes, and short communications in the areas covered by the keywords describing Climatology and Meteorology, which can found at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/sections/climatology_meteorology. This Special Issue will be devoted to topics that remain at the heart of the weather and climate inquest, including cross-disciplinary studies devoted to basic or applied research. Please encourage interested colleagues to submit manuscripts. In particular, review articles on new and timely topics are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Anthony R. Lupo
Dr. Alexander V. Chernokulsky
Prof. Dr. Luis Gimeno
Dr. Jiafu Mao
Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis
Dr. Richard Müller
Prof. Dr. Chuixiang (Tree) Yi
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. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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 dynamics
- climate change and variability
- general circulation and teleconnections
- operational meteorology
- synoptic and dynamic meteorology
- mesoscale meteorology
- weather analysis and forecasting
- numerical methods
- physical meteorology
- remote sensing
- precipitation and clouds
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Analysis of a Mediterranean Tropical-Like Cyclone. Sensitivity to WRF Parameterizations and Horizontal Resolution
Authors: Markos P. Mylonas, Kostas C. Douvis, Iliana D. Polychroni, Nadia Politi, Panagiotis T. Nastos *
Affiliations: Laboratory of Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, Faculty of Geology and Geoenviroment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus, GR 15784 Athens, Greece; Email: [email protected]
Abstract: Due to their rarity and intensity, Mediterranean Tropical-Like Cyclones (TLCs; also known as medicanes) have been a subject of study over the last decades and lately the interest has undoubtedly grown. The current study investigates a well-documented TLC event crossed south Sicily on November 7-8, 2014 and the added value of higher spatial horizontal resolution through a physics parameterization sensitivity analysis. For this purpose, Weather Research and Forecasting model (version 3.9) is used to downscale ERA5 reanalysis 31 km spatial resolution to 12 km and 4 km, as parent and inner domain, respectively. In order to increase the variability and disparity of the results, spectral nudging was implemented on both domains and the outputs were compared against satellite observations and ground based stations. Although, the study produces mixed results, there is a clear indication that the increase of resolution benefits specific aspects of the cyclone, while it deteriorates others, based on both ground and upper air analyses. The sensitivity of the parent domain displays an overall weak variability while the simulations demonstrate a positive time-lag predicting a less symmetric cyclone with weak warm core. On the contrary, inner domain analysis shows stronger variability between the model simulations reproducing more distinct tropical characteristics with reduced time-lag for most of the experiments.
Title: Urban Biometeorological Approaches in an Era of Climate Change—A 10 Year Projection into the Future: A Review
Authors: A. Santos Nouri, A. Matzarakis *
Affiliations: Research Center Human Biometeorology, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Stefan-Meier-Str. 4, 79104 Freiburg, Germany; Email: [email protected]
Abstract: Urban biometeorology is a discipline which has grown exponentially in the past two decades, both in terms of its application, and its interdisciplinary integration with other fields of knowledge and practice. Such is the case of thermal sensitive urban design and planning, which since the turn of the century has presented means to identify and attenuate local human thermo-physiological risk factors within urban environments. Moreover and conceivably catalysed by the climate change adaptation agenda, methods of improving current and future local outdoor thermal comfort thresholds are progressively becoming more crucial for local assessment and adaptation guidelines. More specifically, these methods include how urban biometeorology can be embraced by non-climatological experts to: (i) conduct in-situ bioclimatic surveys to determine local human thermo-physiological risk factors; (ii) utilise data from meteorological stations, which can be subsequently refined to particular locations, with their own urban specificities and morphological characteristics; and lastly, (iii) deliberate how the identified risk factors can be addressed through concrete bottom-up adaptation efforts. Given the importance of this maturing interdisciplinary interlace of urban biometeorology with that of urban planning and design, by reviewing the state-of-the-art, this article constructs a 10 year projection into the future. The disclosed projection explores the short-term practical and socio-economic challenges/opportunities for urban biometeorology in a century prone to climatic aggravations as a result of climate change.
Keywords: urban biometeorology; human thermal comfort; bottom-up climate change adaptation; urban planning and design