Special Issue "Understanding Land-Atmosphere Interactions: Knowledge from Monitoring to Modelling"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: hydroclimatology; regional catastrophe modeling and risk assessments; sustainable water resources planning and managemnt; statistical modelling of natural systems
Land–atmosphere interactions are complex physical processes subject to classical thermodynamics, local-to-regional specifications, as well as human activity. Among many research opportunities, one imperative issue is to assess how land use/cover changes (LUCC) may influence climate variability owing to massive alteration of landscapes (e.g., rapid urbanization and deforestation) that have been occurring in many regions of the world. This Special Issue invites diverse contributions related to better understanding of land-atmosphere interactions. Studies of this kind should be rooted in diagnostics of observed data linking climate variations with signs of LUCC. We are particularly interested in receiving contributions from peers using statistical and numerical methods to assess how LUCC can exert influence over regional climates and how land-atmosphere interactions can trigger extreme weather and climate events. Contributions of crossing scales and disciplines are also welcome; for instance, investigating teleconnections between LUCC and large-scale circulations and coupling climate, land surface, with land use models for specific purposes.
This Special Issue will select works from Global Land Project (GLP) 2018 Asia Conference. Each submission to this Special Issue should contain at least 50% of new material, e.g., in the form of technical extensions, more in-depth evaluations, or additional use cases. These extended submissions will undergo a peer-review process according to the journal’s rules of action. At least two technical committees will act as reviewers for each extended article submitted to this Special Issue; if needed, additional external reviewers will be invited to guarantee a high-quality reviewing process. Participants of this conference will receive a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges.
Dr. Chia-Jeng Chen
Dr. Min-Hui Lo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate variability and dynamics
- land surface processes
- land management
- land use/cover changes
- land-atmosphere interaction