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Special Issue "Trends in Hydrological and Climate Extremes in Africa"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: African climate system; West African monsoon dynamics and teleconnections; hydroclimatic extremes and drivers; atmospheric dynamic and climate change
Several programs such as START, CCAA, ClimDev-Africa and recent past/ongoing projects such as “Future Climate for Africa” in Southern, Eastern, and Western Africa, ACASIS, WASCAL, and SASSCAL in Western and Southern Africa, MedCLIVAR, HyMEX in Northern Africa, based on in situ and remote sensing data as well as on outputs from CORDEX and CMIP5 with regional and global climate models have contributed to the understanding of climate change and impacts in the Africa continent. These regional and continental intiatives have provided significant inputs to the last UNFCCC assessments and reports on climate change in Africa, but efforts need to be pursued to deliver climate information at regional and local scales to support impact studies as well as adaptation and mitigation policies leading to a climate-resilient development to face increase of extreme events which are likely to be more frequent and more intense in several parts of the continent.
This Special Issue focuses on original contributions related to regional and local trends of hydrological and climate extremes, (i) in documenting changes of observed extreme events in the past and present period, (ii) in adressing how they are linked to changing global/regional/local climate and land use, and (iii) how they may evoluate in the future. Papers contributing to these following objectives are welcome:
- to understand of the impacts of global warming and/or land use on trends in hydrological and climate extremes in all the regions of Africa at different time scales;
- to identify the atmospheric and large scale drivers of hydrological and climate extremes at regional and local levels and to describe how they may change at different time horizons;
- to use different sources of climate information (from in situ and remote sensing) to reduce the uncertainty of the prediction of extreme events in regional and global climate models.
Manuscript on physical processes underpinning past, present and future trends in hydrological and climatic extremes and impacts, both from an observational and modelling perspective are welcome, as well as case studies in different regions of Africa quantifying the potential impacts of changes in hydrological and climate extremes on African cities or on key sectors such as agriculture, water resource or renewable energy at regional and local scales.
Dr. Arona Diedhiou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Hydrological extremes
- Climate extremes
- Global warming
- Land use and land cover
- Heat waves
- Tipping point
- Slow onset