Special Issue "Climate and Atmospheric Dynamics and Predictability"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019
Prof. Petros Katsafados
Department of Geography, Atmosphere and Climate Dynamics Group (ACDG), Harokopio University of Athens, El. Venizelou 70 Str., 16122 Athens, Greece
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Interests: atmosphere and climate dynamics, data assimilation and nowcasting, numerical weather prediction, air–sea–land interaction, seasonal forecasting, air quality forecasting
The state of the weather and climate is largely defined by the interactions between the various components of the climate system (atmosphere, hydrosphere, land surface, cryosphere, and biosphere). The understanding of the atmospheric and climate dynamics, that is, how the natural laws determine the weather and climate, and their prediction/ projection, are essential for life, property, and environment. High-impact weather systems, and low-frequency oscillations and their climatic variability, exert a significant influence on humans and their activities. Over the last decades, the advances in weather and climate numerical models, and the increase of computational resources, have resulted in a blooming of weather forecasting and climate research, allowing for more effective planning and preparedness against adverse weather and climate change.
The aim of this Special Issue is to comprise review and original observational, theoretical, and modelling studies on the dynamics of the atmosphere and the climate system, as well as on their predictability at different spatiotemporal scales.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Dynamics of intense/ high impact weather phenomena and low frequency oscillations
- Climate dynamics
- Land/sea–air interaction
- Numerical weather prediction models and data assimilation
- Climate models
- Weather forecasting and climate projection techniques (e.g. ensembles, statistical post-processing, etc.)
- Weather and climate model evaluation.
Prof. Dr. Petros Katsafados
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate dynamics
- atmospheric dynamics
- climate models
- numerical weather prediction models
- climate projections
- weather forecasting
- model evaluation