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Special Issue "Atmospheric Effects on Humans—EMS 2017 Session"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2017).
Interests: human-biometeorology; urban bioclimatology; climate and tourism; climate impact research
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This Special Issue deals with the interactions between atmospheric conditions, human beings and the environment (ecosystems, materials) in an interdisciplinary manner, as well as on how to warn, respond to and mitigate adverse effects resulting from human activities and climate change. The core questions are to assess how atmospheric conditions can impact the well-being and health of humans, how urban planning can improve atmospheric conditions (air quality, urban climate) and how to transfer such knowledge in a broadly understandable way in order to ensure the appropriate usage of such information. Atmospheric conditions include transient ones driven by weather patterns and long-term climatology, as well as how climate change trends, may affect these drivers.
In this context, the Special Issue will address issues concerning assessment approaches (including emission inventories) for urban climate (including heat load and cold stress), air quality and health, as well as warning systems and measures in place to mitigate adverse impacts. Modelling and experimental studies on how environmental management, urban planning and design or traffic regulation can improve living conditions and decrease emissions are particularly welcome.
The Special Issue will consider the impacts of weather processes with respect to air temperature, air quality and radiation on human well-being and health. Since several methods are in use to compile bio-weather and air quality forecasts, we are looking forward to discussing such approaches and the way to convey such information to end-users and the public, but particularly to special target cohorts. Another aim is to describe ways, how climate and air quality data and information should be transferred and addressed for issues on tourism and recreation but also for people living in urban areas.
The Special Issue will also address efforts to combine the different environmental impacts on humans into one single index, as it is well known that humans react to the whole mix of atmospheric stimuli. The aim is to improve the requested information and to look for more efficient ways of conveying the message on a regular basis in order to enable authorities and citizens to make the best use of such information in their everyday activities.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis
Dr. Stefan Muthers
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.