Special Issue "Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land - Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019.
Dr. María Jesús Esteban Parra
Water is essential for life. Climate change can alter the balance between the different components of the hydrological cycle, being one of the main challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, particularly through its impacts on water resources. The question of whether changes in the hydrological cycle can modify precipitation patterns, increase the frequency and intensity of drought episodes, extreme rainfall events, and alter key aspects in atmosphere–land coupling and in the variability of runoff and streamflow, require studies that encompass diverse perspectives, from regional to global, and from time scales addressing from the changes already occurred to those projected in the future, quantifying their causes and their consequences on the water resources.
This Special Issue offers an opportunity to publish papers related to the impacts of climate change on water resources. Papers on observed and projected changes during the 21th century in the different components on the hydrological cycle affecting water resources (precipitation, evapotranspiration, streamflow, soil moisture, etc.) are welcome from different spatial scales and methodological approaches (statistical, physical, GCMs, downscaling, hydrological modeling, etc.), including extreme events studies as drought or examine changes between the coupling between the water cycle components. Papers dealing with the climate change implications in topics, such as water management or hydroenergy, are also of interest.
Dr. María Jesús Esteban Parra
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Climate change
- Water resources
- Hydrological cycle
- Soil moisture
- Extreme precipitation
- Atmosphere-land interactions
- Climate models
- Hydrological modelling
- Water management