Special Issue "Landscape and Climate Change"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020) | Viewed by 8244
Interests: land surface–atmosphere interactions; boundary-layer processes; carbon and water cycles; orographic-induced cloud and precipitation dynamics; climate change in tropical mountainous areas
The characteristics of landscapes and climate are strongly related through a direct exchange between the terrestrial and the atmospheric system. Alterations in these properties inevitably have consequences for the climate system. While changes in landscapes affect greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn contribute to global warming, changes in climate cause vegetation shifts along altitudinal and latitudinal gradients. Modifications in vegetation type compositions further feedback to the hydroclimatic system as well as to atmospheric processes that alter the regional and local climate with impacts on the socio-ecological system.
In this special issue, contributions that address one or more of the following topics are welcome:
- direct and indirect effects of land use change, such as deforestation, agriculture, and urbanization;
- impacts of climate change on eco-hydrological systems;
- interactions and feedback effects between land surface and the atmospheric boundary-layer;
- causal factors of changes in surface energy fluxes;
- carbon and water cycles;
- water recycling, evapotranspiration, and precipitation dynamics;
- ecosystem services, natural resources, and water availability; and
- sustainable management of forestry and land-use practices.
Prof. Dr. Katja Trachte
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- climate change
- land use change
- landscape diversity
- carbon and water cycles
- surface energy fluxes
- precipitation dynamics
- ecosystem services
- sustainable land use management