Special Issue "Complex System Approaches to Climate Change and Sustainable Development"

A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2022) | Viewed by 2004

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Prof. Dr. Rui A. P. Perdigão
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Meteoceanics Institute for Complex System Science (International), Vienna, Austria
Interests: physics of complex systems; information theory; nonlinear statistical physics; nonlinear dynamics; nonlinear statistics; fluid dynamical systems; climate dynamics; earth system dynamics; nonlinear geophysics; atmospheric physics; extreme events and natural hazards; climate–ecosystem–society interactions; climate change and sustainable development
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue’s focus is fundamental and applied research in the conceptualization, systematization, modeling, and formal analysis of the complex dynamics and decision-making underlying climate change and sustainable development policies. Contributions may range across the following research areas:

  • conceptualization and systematization of climate change challenges from a holistic perspective involving dynamics of the oceans, atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and society;
  • statistic–dynamic methods of extraction and analysis of information related to the dynamics of complex systems from empirical and computational records;
  • detection of patterns of spatial and temporal climatic variability from data of the dynamics of the Earth system and attribution to underlying mechanisms;
  • methods of evaluating uncertainty and predictability in complex system dynamics for model optimization and the provision of decision-making support to sustainable development policy-makers.

Prof. Rui A. P. Perdigão
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A Simple Theoretical Model for Lags and Asymmetries of Surface Temperature
Climate 2021, 9(5), 78; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli9050078 - 11 May 2021
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Here, we study three fundamental climatic phenomena: The seasonal lag, the diurnal lag, and the asymmetry of daily temperature variation. We write a nonlinear ODE based on an energy balance for surface temperature and humidity. The model focuses on small regions of the [...] Read more.
Here, we study three fundamental climatic phenomena: The seasonal lag, the diurnal lag, and the asymmetry of daily temperature variation. We write a nonlinear ODE based on an energy balance for surface temperature and humidity. The model focuses on small regions of the Earth’s surface; it reproduces the three phenomena with a reasonable accuracy if a few parameters are chosen according to the climatic type of the regions. The plots in this manuscript compare real climatic data with numerical solutions of the model we propose. The model takes into account the doubly periodic forcing of the solar radiation (annual and daily), IR radiation, the existence of thermodynamic bodies with different thermal inertia (land and oceans), and the effect of humidity on the thermal inertia of the air. We write the equations using astronomical parameters with the possibility of applications to exoplanets in mind. We conclude this article investigating the evolution of temperatures in Catania and Sydney if the Earth was on an orbit around the Sun with the same mean distance but greater eccentricity. Full article
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