Special Issue "Atmospheric Rivers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2018
This Special Issue (SI) aims to gather good-quality, timely research on atmospheric rivers (ARs) from a broad perspective, in order to inform on the current state-of-the-art in the field, and to identify the key groups working on ARs internationally. Apart from regular papers, local/regional studies of ARs and their hydrometeorological impacts, negative results (such as models performing poorly when compared with observations), short papers and discussions/position papers are welcomed. If in doubt about the suitability of the research for the SI, potential authors are invited to discuss the idea with the Guest Editor before preparing the paper.
We invite papers on the following topics:
- Satellite-based AR observations and algorithms
- Land-based AR observations and algorithms
- Airborne observations of ARs
- Validation/Verification of AR structure from NWP models, RCMs, and GCMs.
- AR climatologies from local to global scale (observations, reanalysis, climate models).
- AR forecast tools
- Seasonality of ARs and AR impacts (precipitation, hydrology, biology, air chemistry, other)
- Spatial variability of AR precipitation, at any scales
- Inland penetration of ARs
- Field campaign results
- AR intensity (integrated vapor transport, AR intensity scale)
- AR duration (mesoscale frontal waves, blocking patterns)
- AR definition (build upon definition in AMS Glossary)
- New observational concepts for ARs (GOES-R/S, other satellites, airborne, land-based)
- Climate projections of ARs (impacts on AR structure, intensity, frequency, precipitation)
- Case studies focused on AR dynamics and/or uncertainties.
- Water vapor budgets in ARs
- Tropical/extratropical interactions – role in generating ARs
- AR phasing with ENSO, PDO, MJO, or other indices
- AR precipitation impacts over land (microphysics including drop-size distribution, verification, comparison with observations/models)
Dr. Allen White
Dr. Kelly Mahoney
Dr. Gary Wick
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- atmospheric rivers
- climate change