Special Issue "Assessing the Climate of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East/North Africa"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: dynamical downscaling of past, present, and future climate; indices and impacts of climate change extremes; atmospheric circulation links; climate statistics, stratospheric ozone depletion, trends, and future recovery
Interests: climate variability; climate and climate change; impacts of climate change in water resources and agriculture; detection of climate change signals and future climate change in the Middle East with a focus on the Arabian Peninsula; global and regional climate modeling; large-scale circulation patterns affecting local climate elements in Saudi Arabia; relationship to extremes and large-scale teleconnections
The region encompassing the Eastern Mediterranean (EM) and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) is made up of two dozen countries with over 400 million inhabitants. The five most populated metropolitan cities (Cairo, Istanbul, Tehran, Baghdad, and Riyadh) have a total of nearly 60 million inhabitants. After years of intense industrialization, rapid population growth, urbanization, and extensive land conversion, the EM/MENA is now considered a global climate change ‘hot spot’. Temperature has increased faster than the global average and rainfall decreased in recent decades, while model projections indicate even warmer and drier conditions for the 21st century.
Manuscripts are invited to further document and investigate past, present, and future climate evolution, and related processes, responses, and atmospheric impacts, based on model simulations and/or analysis of observed data. Potential topics pertinent to the climate of the EM/MENA region may include:
- Climate change, trends, and projections;
- Observational analysis and/or model evaluation;
- Atmospheric circulation regimes;
- Links with global teleconnections;
- Heat and hydrometeorological extremes;
- Region, country or local scale climate change assessments.
Contributions from the CORDEX regional climate modeling community are especially welcome.
Dr. Panos Hadjinicolaou
Prof. Mansour Almazroui
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- Climate change
- Middle East
- North Africa