Special Issue "Weather and Climate Extremes: Current Developments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: climate variability; precipitation; moisture transport; extreme events; numerical
Interests: climate variability and change; natural hazards and impacts; extratropical cyclones; extreme events (windstorms, floods, heatwaves, droughts); water resources; moisture sources
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Interests: synoptic meteorology; climate modeling; extreme events; climate
Interests: ENSO; Australian precipitation; climate modes of variability; large scale
An increasing number of extreme events have been observed around the world over the past few decades, some of them arguably attributed to changes in global temperatures during the 21st century. The uncertainties associated with climate change have resulted in a large amount of interest by scientists on extremes. This Special Issue aims to gather the latest understanding of weather and climate extreme events worldwide from a broad perspective. We welcome different approaches using observations, reanalysis and numerical models for assessing the characteristics and processes of extremes.
Potential topics include, but not limited to:
- Case studies and climatology of wind extremes, wet and dry spells, as well as of heatwaves and cold spells
- Variability of wind, precipitation and temperature and the occurrence of extremes at different temporal and spatial scales
- Droughts and floods: Case studies and climatological analysis
- Marine heatwaves and marine cold spells
- Approaches and methods (e.g., indices, metrics, techniques) developed to measure extreme events
- Mechanisms associated with extreme events: Genesis, development, and termination. Observational and numerical analysis
- The role of the oceanic and atmospheric modes of variability for extreme events
- Extremes and climate change
- Risks, vulnerability and impacts: Assessment, mitigation and adaptation strategies
Dr. Anita Drumond
Dr. Margarida L.R. Liberato
Dr. Michelle Simões Reboita
Dr. Andréa S. Taschetto
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 1500 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.
- weather extremes
- climate extremes
- climate variability
- methods to measure extreme events
- climate change