Special Issue "Time Series Analysis of Global Climate Change"

A special issue of Forecasting (ISSN 2571-9394). This special issue belongs to the section "Weather and Forecasting".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 2861

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Umberto Triacca
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University of L'Aquila/Department of Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, via Vetoio 1, L'Aquila, 67100, Italy
Interests: climate change; cointegration; Granger causality; time series; vector autoregressive models

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to promote the use of  time series  methods for the statistical analysis of climate data, with particular emphasis on the detection and attribution of climate change. Detection refers to the statistical assessment of the significance and relevance of the change occurring in the climate system, or in a natural or human system affected by climate. Attribution aims to quantify the links between observed climate variation and both human and natural drivers of change (anthropogenic forcing, solar variations, and volcanic eruptions).

We solicit the submission of papers that capture the essential features of climate series, such as possible non-stationarity, nonlinearity, seasonality, and cycles (for instance, related to transitory phenomena such as volcanic eruptions or the El Niño Southern Oscillation). We also welcome submissions in the field of  attribution of climate change highlighting interesting statistical challenges to which time series methods can contribute.  A further aim is to establish and to evaluate methods for predicting temperature trends and global sea level rise or other climate variables. Accurate and reliable decadal prediction is crucial for feeding impact models and correctly quantifying the real consequences on territories and ecosystems in the near future.

Prof. Umberto Triacca
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • climate change
  • forecasting
  • global warming
  • neural networks
  • time series methods

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Analysing Historical and Modelling Future Soil Temperature at Kuujjuaq, Quebec (Canada): Implications on Aviation Infrastructure
Forecasting 2022, 4(1), 95-125; https://doi.org/10.3390/forecast4010006 - 13 Jan 2022
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The impact of climate change on soil temperatures at Kuujjuaq, Quebec in northern Canada is assessed. First, long-term historical soil temperature records (1967–1995) are statistically analyzed to provide a climatological baseline for soils at 5 to 150 cm depths. Next, the nature of [...] Read more.
The impact of climate change on soil temperatures at Kuujjuaq, Quebec in northern Canada is assessed. First, long-term historical soil temperature records (1967–1995) are statistically analyzed to provide a climatological baseline for soils at 5 to 150 cm depths. Next, the nature of the relationship between atmospheric variables and soil temperature are determined using a statistical downscaling model (SDSM) and National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), a climatological data set. SDSM was found to replicate historic soil temperatures well and used to project soil temperatures for the remainder of the century using climate model output Canadian Second Generation Earth System Model (CanESM2). Three Representative Concentration Pathway scenarios (RCP 2.6, 4.5 and 8.5) were used from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). This study found that the soil temperature at this location may warm at 0.9 to 1.2 °C per decade at various depths. Annual soil temperatures at all depths are projected to rise to above 0 °C for the 1997–2026 period for all climate scenarios. The melting soil poses a hazard to the airport infrastructure and will require adaptation measures. Full article
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Visual Analytics for Climate Change Detection in Meteorological Time-Series
Forecasting 2021, 3(2), 276-289; https://doi.org/10.3390/forecast3020018 - 19 Apr 2021
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The importance of high-resolution meteorological time-series data for detection of transformative changes in the climate system is unparalleled. These data sequences allow for a comprehensive study of natural and forced evolution of warming and cooling tendencies, recognition of distinct structural changes, and periodic [...] Read more.
The importance of high-resolution meteorological time-series data for detection of transformative changes in the climate system is unparalleled. These data sequences allow for a comprehensive study of natural and forced evolution of warming and cooling tendencies, recognition of distinct structural changes, and periodic behaviors, among other things. Such inquiries call for applications of cutting-edge analytical tools with powerful computational capabilities. In this regard, we documented the application potential of visual analytics (VA) for climate change detection in meteorological time-series data. We focused our study on long- and short-term past-to-current meteorological data of three Central European cities (i.e., Vienna, Munich, and Zürich), delivered in different temporal intervals (i.e., monthly, hourly). Our aim was not only to identify the related transformative changes, but also to assert the degree of climate change signal that can be derived given the varying granularity of the underlying data. As such, coarse data granularity mostly offered insights on general trends and distributions, whereby a finer granularity provided insights on the frequency of occurrence, respective duration, and positioning of certain events in time. However, by harnessing the power of VA, one could easily overcome these limitations and go beyond the basic observations. Full article
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