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Special Issue "Climate Variabilities and Changes in the Mediterranean Basin and their Impacts on Mediterranean Societies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Interests: climate change; climate variability; extreme events; climate impacts on the human health and security
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The climate of the Mediterranean region is determined by the interaction between mid-latitude and sub-tropical circulation regimes and a complex morphology of mountain chains and land–sea contrasts. This makes the region one of the main climate change hotspots and one of the most responsive areas to global warming. During the last few decades, the Mediterranean basin has become warmer with a significant increase in the frequency, intensity and duration of heat waves. In addition, the basin is characterized by a reduction in the availability of potable water as a result of decrease in the total amount of precipitation, change in rainfall patterns and water overuse by the growing population.
This vulnerable area, populated by over 500 million people, has significant gaps in the socio-economic levels among countries, particularly between the North (Europe) and South (Africa), together with population density, migration and increased water demand.
The Special Issue on "Climate Variabilities and Changes in the Mediterranean Basin and their Impacts on Mediterranean Societies" will include: 1) observations and detections of current climate variabilities and changes; 2) future predictions using recent multi-model initiatives and statistical modelling approaches; 3) contributions on extreme events and hazards. All manuscript should refer to the impacts on Mediterranean societies.
Prof. Dr. Shlomit Paz
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change
- climate variability
- extreme events
- Mediterranean societies