Special Issue "Monsoons"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)
Prof. Dr. Kyung-Ja Ha
Monsoon climates affects 2/3 of world population’s daily lives. Monsoon precipitation is a key element in global water and energy cycles and a major driver for atmospheric general circulation. Monsoon prediction is the most challenging problem in climate science. Moreover, a number of studies in recent years have drawn attention to the increasing intensity of heavy rainfall events, heat waves and severe droughts over monsoon regions. It has been required that the monsoon scientists should sharpen predictions of start date and intensity of monsoons and how monsoon will respond to climate change. However, changes in the regional monsoons cannot be fully understood unless we get them together into a climate system perspective. Therefore, more detailed studies will be needed to establish that how the regional monsoons are linked, and how their variabilities are demonstrated, and the observed increases in extreme events are indeed due to climate change by human action and not part of a natural variability.
This Special Issue is expected to advance our understanding and provide reliable analysis and prediction for the regional monsoons and their changes on various time scales rom the past to future. Therefore, we invite authors to submit original and review articles that aim to study the monsoons and their variability including extremes, such as drought, dry spell, flooding, heat waves, and so on, over monsoon areas.
Prof. Dr. Kyung-Ja Ha
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- monsoons and their variabilities
- changes in monsoons
- physical processes for monsoon extremes and changes
- prediction of monsoon
- how monsoon will respond to climate change
- monsoons in paleo hydroclimate