Special Issue "Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016)
Prof. Dr. Claudio Cassardo
Department of General Physics “Amedeo Avogadro”, Faculty of Sciences, University of Torino, Via Pietro Giuria 1, 10125 Torino, Italy
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Interests: study of exchange processes in the surface boundary layer; influence on present and future climate of the land surface processes; simulation of extremal meteorological events with mesoscale models; measurements of physical and meteorological parameters in the surface layer; study of distribution of sources of major tropospheric pollutants
Transient and future climate change is affecting the water cycle worldwide, enhancing precipitation variability, changing evapotranspiration and soil moisture patterns, thus affecting water resources, and increasing both floods and droughts extent. The water cycle in mountain is affected by earlier snowmelt, and magnified glaciers’ down-wasting. In arid and semi-arid areas, present and future modified precipitation patterns may further reduce water availability. Agricultural water demands may increase under climate change, in the face of reduced hydrological water supply.
The modified water cycle under climate change will, therefore, have an effect upon water and food security, energy production, and ecosystem services.
The Special Issue will welcome contributions broadly tackling the theme of water resource availability, and seasonality under climate change, in as wide as possible an array of climatic and hydrological conditions, including, but not limited to:
1) Hydrological modeling under changing climate;
2) Hydrological projections, sensitivity analysis, and adaptation measures;
3) Impact of climate change on mountain hydrology;
4) Effect of a changed and changing cryosphere (i.e.: snow, glacier ice and permafrost) on mountain water availability;
5) Water resources in arid environment;
6) Enhanced flood magnitude under climate change
7) Enhanced drought magnitude under climate change
8) Modified agricultural water use and availability under climate change
9) Effects of changing water cycle upon riverine environment
10) Climate change, water resources and hydropower production
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- climate change
- precipitation changes
- hydrological changes
- water resources availability
- mountain hydrology and cryosphere
- floods and droughts
- Alps, Andes, Himalayas, Karakoram
- riverine ecosystems