Special Issue "Hydro-Climatic Trends, Variability, and Regime Shifts"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 23 June 2022 | Viewed by 2510
Interests: hydro-climatic modeling and forecasting; regional catastrophe modeling and risk assessments; integrated and interdisciplinary climate risk assessments; GIS and remote sensing applications; sustainability and environmental management
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Unraveling trends and variability in hydro-climatic parameters (e.g., precipitation and temperature) are a fundamental research problem of great importance to environmental resource management, especially under the urgent circumstance of climate change. In addition to trends and variability, hydro-climatic systems are subject to regime shifts, manifested by an abrupt change from one system state to another. The regime shift could be irreversible or reversible, and occurs depending upon other state variables or physical processes. This Special Issue of Atmosphere invites diverse contributions related to better understanding such nonstationary hydro-climatic phenomena at varied spatiotemporal scales. Studies of this kind should be rooted in diagnostics of observed data with high-quality and long-term records. Using modeling approaches (statistical and/or numerical) to study the underlying mechanisms of the observed phenomena is encouraged. Other topics of interest include (1) linking the regional phenomena to large-scale, remote climate oscillations (e.g., ENSO); (2) developing new detection techniques for trends, variability, and regime shifts; (3) examining the recent extreme events or reviewing the historical “black swan” events that break hydro-climatic stationarity; (4) assessing the implication/impact of the nonstationary phenomena on weather and climate services (e.g., weather and climate forecasting) and environmental resource management; (5) discussing the relationship between the nonstationary phenomena and anthropogenic activities; and (6) projections of future changes in any of the aforementioned topics.
Dr. Chia-Jeng Chen
Dr. Shaowu Bao
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- trends and variability
- climate regime shifts
- extreme events
- climate change