Tourism and Extreme Weather and Climate Events

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Climatology".

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Dear Colleagues,

The natural variability of the climate and anthropogenic climate change are causing extreme atmospheric phenomena and natural disasters that are creating important challenges for the tourism sector.

In this Special Issue, we welcome articles that address the scientific challenges facing the field of tourism climatology as regards extreme weather and climate events. We will also be considering theoretical and conceptual reflections on this subject, methodological contributions, and the presentation of case studies relating among other things to the impact of extreme weather and climate events on tourism activities and tourist destinations; the role of forecasting services, early warning systems, and the management of information in reducing the risk of disasters at tourist destinations; the perception of risk by tourists and the effects on their travel behavior; the repercussions of extreme atmospheric events and the way they are managed on the image of tourist destinations.

Dr. M. Belén Gómez Martín
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Keywords

  • tourism–climate system
  • climate resources for tourism
  • weather/climate extremes
  • adaptation and resilience to extreme weather in tourism
  • disaster risk reduction
  • risk perceptions
  • climate–tourism information
  • climate services for tourism
  • travel behavior
  • tourism destination image

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Evaluation of Tourism-Climate Conditions in the Region of Kłodzko Land (Poland)
by Bartłomiej Miszuk
Atmosphere 2021, 12(7), 907; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12070907 - 14 Jul 2021
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Kłodzko Land is one of the most important regions of Poland in terms of tourism and health issues. Numerous tourism attractions and health resorts make the region attractive for both tourist and bathers. The goal of this paper was to evaluate the impact [...] Read more.
Kłodzko Land is one of the most important regions of Poland in terms of tourism and health issues. Numerous tourism attractions and health resorts make the region attractive for both tourist and bathers. The goal of this paper was to evaluate the impact of weather conditions on tourism-related conditions and their changes in the multiannual period. In the analysis, the indices of heat days, the UTCI (Universal Thermal Climate Index) and CTIS (Climate Tourism Information Scheme) tools were used. The research on heat days and the UTCI indicated a significant increase in the heat-stress frequency over the last decades. Simultaneously, the number of weather types related to cold stress has considerably decreased. Such trends were noticed in the entire region, in all the considered hypsometric zones. The rising tendency was also observed for strong and very strong heat stress (UTCI > 32 °C), which negatively affects health problems. The analysis showed that the most extreme thermal and biothermal conditions, in terms of heat stress, occur under southern and eastern anticyclonic circulation. The CTIS analysis showed that favorable weather conditions for most of tourism activities are noticed in the warm half-year. The usefulness of weather conditions for tourism can vary depending on atmospheric circulation. Full article
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Which Meteorological and Climatological Information Is Requested for Better Surfing Experiences? A Survey-Based Analysis
by Anna Boqué Ciurana and Enric Aguilar
Atmosphere 2021, 12(3), 293; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12030293 - 24 Feb 2021
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This paper extends the work of previous research by investigating surfing practices and surf-recreation companies from a behavioral perspective. The study’s main aim is to gain insights into the role of meteorological/climatological information in decision-making related to the surf-tourism activities market. This information [...] Read more.
This paper extends the work of previous research by investigating surfing practices and surf-recreation companies from a behavioral perspective. The study’s main aim is to gain insights into the role of meteorological/climatological information in decision-making related to the surf-tourism activities market. This information was gathered employing an online survey that asked respondents about where they surf and how they check forecasts for surfing. Climate services (CS) are promoted to support the decision-making process to better prepare for and adapt to the risks and opportunities of climate variability and change. The current market for CS is still in its early stages. In this paper, we report the findings from our recent investigation into the actual and potential market for CS for the Iberian Peninsula surf-tourism sector. Based on surfers’ and surf companies’ demands, it was found that an improved surfing climate service (herein, SCS) will have clear implications in the management of these tourism areas and provide insights into whether surfing activities may be successful. At the same time, such services can help to manage adaptive actions in regard to the impacts of climate change in surfing areas. Full article
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