Special Issue "Central America and Caribbean Hydrometeorology and Hydroclimate"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land - Atmosphere Interactions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 14 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luis Gimeno

Environmental Physics Laboratory (EphysLab), Universidade de Vigo, Ourense, 32004, Spain
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Phone: +34-988-387208
Interests: atmospheric moisture transport; precipitation extremes; climate variability modes; low-level jets
Guest Editor
Dr. Ana María Durán-Quesada

Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
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Phone: (506) 2511 5096
Interests: impact of land use change on rainfall variability; surface atmosphere coupling; warm pools; low-level jets, and monsoons; atmospheric moisture transport; remote sensing and hydrological measurements
Guest Editor
Dr. Paulina Ordoñez

Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, 04510, Mexico
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Interests: observed changes in precipitation and future projections in climate change scenarios; water resources management; atmospheric moisture transport; extreme events
Guest Editor
Dr. Rogert Sorí

Environmental Physics Laboratory (EphysLab), Universidade de Vigo, Ourense, 32004, Spain
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Interests: numerical and statistical modeling; tropical cyclones; hydrometeorological risks; impact of modes of climate variability on hydrological regimes; atmospheric moisture transport

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During recent decades Central America and the Caribbean have been affected by intense hydrometeorological phenomena such as droughts, floods, and hurricanes. The population faces the continual threat from climatic extremes and freshwater availability; in particular, small oceanic islands, which have been severely affected by natural disasters. In addition, future potential changes in hydro-climatological regimes are subjected to climate change scenarios and local ecosystem modifications because of anthropogenic actions. In consequence, this Special Issue invites contributions from studies in a wide range of topics and subtopics, focusing on Central America and Caribbean hydrometeorology and hydroclimate. The aim is to deepen knowledge already known and put into discussion new assessments and approaches for investigating atmospheric systems, processes and mechanisms that are involved and linked to the hydrological cycle.

Main topics:

  1. Observed changes in precipitation and future projections in climate change scenarios.
  2. The surface-atmosphere water interactions through: precipitation, evaporation, surface runoff, soil moisture, groundwater and stream flows.
  3. Impact of land use change on rainfall variability.
  4. Atmospheric moisture transport: a bridge between evaporation and precipitation
  5. Extreme Events: droughts, floods, and associated mechanisms
  6. Numerical and statistical modeling
  7. Warm Pools, Low-Level Jets, Cold Fronts and Monsoons
  8. Tropical Cyclones
  9. Impact of Modes of Climate variability on hydrological regimes
  10. Remote Sensing and hydrological measurements
  11. Hydrometeorological Risks
  12. Water Resources Management and adaptation strategies

Prof. Dr. Luis Gimeno
Dr. Ana María Durán-Quesada
Dr. Paulina Ordoñez
Dr. Rogert Sorí
Guest Editors

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  • mesoamerican and the caribbean weather and climate research
  • observed changes in precipitation and future projections
  • extreme events
  • atmospheric moisture transport
  • tropical cyclones
  • hydrometeorological risks
  • water resources management

Published Papers

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