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Special Issue "Water Vapor in the Atmosphere"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Atmospheric water vapor is a topic that still generates great interest in weather and climate studies. Water vapor concentration is highly variable in the atmosphere, in both time and space, but is at its greatest concentration near the ground and in the tropics. It is critical for the occurrence of precipitation, cloud formation, and human comfort. Phase changes in water mass has been identified as an important process in developing severe (cyclonic) weather disturbances on many time and space scales, as well as being an important energy component in maintaining the Earth’s climate. Recently, remote sensing techniques have been developed to measure water vapor content. These products have been used in operational meteorology and to study the transport of water vapor as a tracer, leading to the discovery of atmospheric rivers. Water vapor is also the most important greenhouse gas, allowing Earth to be a hospitable planet for life itself. Additionally, it is possible that the increased water vapor associated with a warmer climate could amplify climate warming or accelerate the water cycle. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts related to all topics surrounding the subject of atmospheric water vapor to this Special Issue.
Dr. Anthony Lupo
Prof. Dr. Yafei Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- precipitation processes
- water cycle
- remote sensing
- cloud formation
- climate change
- climate variability
- temporal or spatial variability
- atmospheric rivers
- feedback processes