Special Issue "Meteorological and Hydrological Droughts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: land-atmosphere interaction; climate extremes; hydrological prediction; regional climate modeling
Interests: drought prediction and monitoring; extreme events; hydroclimatology; hydrometeorology; hydrology
Drought is a normal part of the climate, but is also one of the most costly natural hazards that affects many parts of the world. Most drought starts with precipitation deficits over a prolonged period of time as a meteorological drought, then propagates through the hydrological system to cause water shortages in soil moisture, snow, streamflow, and groundwater storage, thus affecting agriculture, environment, water resources, and human wellbeing. Characterizing drought and its spatiotemporal variability, understanding its causes and propagation behavior, being able to detect drought onset and demise and monitor its evolution, and exploring the predictability and prediction of drought at subseasonal-to-seasonal time scales are critical components of current drought research. Recent advances in these areas have shown promising progress in improving our ability to forecast meteorological and hydrological drought, and are invaluable for drought preparedness and mitigation.
We are organizing this Special Issue of Atmosphere to help build a collection of literature to reflect the state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding about meteorological and hydrological drought. We invite innovative contributions of original research and review articles that will stimulate the efforts to advance global and regional drought research. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Characterizing drought variability in space and time;
- Understanding the physical mechanism and manifestation of drought;
- The development of innovative drought indices;
- Long-term changes in hydrological and meteorological drought;
- New approaches to detecting drought onset at regional and global scales;
- Sources of drought predictability and associated climate dynamics;
- Drought prediction at subseasonal-to-seasonal time scales;
- Probabilistic and deterministic drought recovery modeling and forecasting;
- Drought propagation between different forms of drought and between regions;
- Roles of human activities in the development of meteorological and hydrological drought;
- Diagnosis and attribution of socioeconomic drought vulnerability and risk.
Dr. Lifeng Luo
Dr. L. Gwen Chen
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