Special Issue "The Impacts of Climate Change on Atmospheric Circulations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (24 July 2020).
Interests: climate dynamics; atmospheric dynamics; climate change; remote sensing; tropical widening
Interests: Arctic climate change; sea-ice prediction; Arctic-mid-latitude linkage
Interests: climate dynamics; climate change; Arctic-mid-latitude linkage; stratosphere–troposphere coupling
Twenty-nine years after the publication of the IPCC First Assessment Report, efforts are ramping up to coordinate Assessment Report Six. With each successive report, the connectedness of climate change is brought into ever sharper relief. The connection between society’s choices and the environmental outcomes is increasingly clear; atmosphere–ocean coupling is appreciated at an ever deeper level, and the connections between changes in atmospheric chemistry, thermodynamics, and dynamics are treated more explicitly in treatments of the atmosphere. Even the connection between climate science and society is manifest in the reports’ evolving structures, as the reports begin to discuss how adaptation and preventative measures could be implemented.
Studies of the local impacts of climate change on specific sectors of society demand that observations and simulations be connected to inform regional change, which itself results from interactions across scales. Statistical downscaling, dynamical downscaling, and machine learning all leverage these connections in complementary ways. Attribution studies connect individual events to the new climate we have found ourselves in, and mechanistic studies of circulation change increasingly connect multiple circulation regimes—from the nearly barotropic tropics to the quasi-geostrophic midlatitudes, boundary layer turbulence, and the laminar free atmosphere above.
This Special Issue of Atmosphere aims to (1) capture the current state of our understanding of the interconnected atmospheric circulation response to global warming using models and observations, and to (2) highlight key areas where the horizon of our understanding is currently being advanced. Topics specifically encouraged include:
- Arctic–mid-latitude interactions;
- Tropical–extratropical interactions;
- Troposphere–stratosphere interactions, including the interplay between chemistry and dynamics;
- Atmosphere–ocean–cryosphere coupled variability and change;
- Land–atmosphere coupling, including biosphere–atmosphere coupling;
- Interactions between scales.
Dr. Paul W. Staten
Dr. Muyin Wang
Dr. Yutian Wu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate variability
- climate change
- global warming
- climate dynamics
- atmospheric dynamics
- atmospheric chemistry
- tropical-extratropical interactions
- arctic-midlatitude interactions
- troposphere-stratosphere coupling
- coupled variability
- general circulation models
- atmospheric, oceanic, and cryospheric observation
- land-atmosphere coupling
- biosphere-atmosphere coupling