Special Issue "Long Term Climate Variability in the Mediterranean Region"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (9 July 2020).
Interests: climate variability; climate dynamics; climate reconstruction; historical climatology
Interests: historical climatology; climate dynamics; extreme events; Mediterranean climate variability; seasonal forecast
The Mediterranean region is an area where prediction at different timescales (subseasonal to decadal or even longer timescales) keeps being a challenge. In order to improve future predictions, the study of the past climate is crucial. By improving our knowledge about the past and the current climate, our knowledge about the future climate will be improved. This Special Issue aims to collect as much information as possible about long-term climate variability in the Mediterranean region. We welcome different studies using observations, proxies, re-analyses and models for assessing the characteristics, the main processes, and the variability of the Mediterranean Climate from the past to the future.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- The past of the Mediterranean region: from the last millennium to historical climatology in the Mediterranean area (using models, proxies or observations);
- Mechanisms associated with extreme events in the Mediterranean region;
- Compounds events affecting the Mediterranean region;
- Assessing the role of the oceanic and atmospheric modes of variability in the Mediterranean region climate using models, observations or proxies;
- Teleconnections associated to the Mediterranean region;
- The future of the Mediterranean region: from subseasonal to decadal predictions;
- Climate change and the Mediterranean region: attribution studies of extreme events associated to the climate change;
- Risks, vulnerability, and impacts in the Mediterranean region: assessment, mitigation, and adaptation strategies.
Prof. Dr. Pedro Ribera
Dr. M. Carmen Alvarez-Castro
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- Mediterranean climate
- climate variability
- historical climatology
- climate reconstruction
- climate models
- extreme events
- climate forecast