Special Issue "Temperature Extremes and Heat/Cold Waves"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).
Dr. Christina Anagnostopoulou
Since 1950, a series of temperature extremes have affected many parts of the world. Temperature changes are likely to be accompanied by an increase in the intensity and frequency of cold and heat waves. Moreover, the risks associated with these hot or cold weather episodes have increased. According to the Met Office, the European heat wave of 2003 was the warmest period in the last 500 years; thousands of people died due to the heat in France and others European countries. Similarly, extreme heat waves have been experienced during the summer of 2007 in Asia and southern Europe, and the summer of 2011 in North America. Extremely warm summers that used to only occur once a century are now expected to happen every other year as a result of climate change. Moreover, the frequency of cold waves has noticeably increased. The coldest winter and longest cold spell for thirty years in the United Kingdom was the winter 2009–2010, while North America faced many cold wave episodes from spring 2013 to fall/autumn 2014.
This Special Issue is now open for submissions of novel and original papers outlining important scientific investigations. Modeling and observational studies on the changes of the frequency and the intensity of extreme temperatures (heat and cold waves) are also welcomed.
Dr. Christina Anagnostopoulou
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