Special Issue "Tropical Large-scale Air-Sea Interaction and Extreme Events"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land - Atmosphere Interactions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Masamichi Ohba

Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Chiba, Japan
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Interests: climate variations; El Nino—Southern oscillation dynamics and predictability; interbasin coupling; extreme monsoon rainfall

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Large-scale air–sea interaction in the tropics (e.g., El Nino/Southern oscillation, Indian Ocean dipole, Atlantic Nino, and Atlantic meridional mode) plays an important role in the global climate through atmospheric teleconnection. Since the 1980s, theoretical understanding and modeling of these tropical and extratropical climate variations has received wide attention. It has been pointed out that they are significantly related to various extreme weather/climate events around the globe, from shorter to longer timescales. In addition to interactions among the tropical phenomena, links with atmospheric and oceanic variations in mid- to high latitudes has also been discussed in recent decades.  

This Special Issue is expected to advance our understanding of these climate variations as an air–sea coupled mode for more accurate prediction or projection of their changes on various spatial–time scales, especially for tropical air–sea interactions on interannual to multidecadal timescales. We invite authors to submit original and review articles that aim to study large-scale air–sea interaction and its variability, including its impact to climate extremes, such as drought, flooding, heat waves, and so on. Submissions of recent progress in observational, modeling, and theoretical studies in relation to large-scale air–sea interactions are welcome.

Dr. Masamichi Ohba
Guest Editor

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  • Large-scale air–sea interaction
  • ENSO dynamics and predictability
  • Indo-Pacific coupling
  • Monsoon rainfall
  • Climate change and variability
  • Climate dynamics
  • Extreme climate/weather

Published Papers

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