Special Issue "Changes in Heatwaves–Past, Present and Future"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nir Krakauer
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor
Department of Civil Engineering, 193 Steinman Hall, City College of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
Interests: climate change; water resources planning; groundwater; land-atmosphere interaction; sustainable agriculture; urban ecological design; carbon cycle monitoring; renewable energy resource assessment; probabilistic forecasting; data assimilation; model uncertainty assessment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heat is already the leading cause of weather-related deaths worldwide, and heat waves are generally worsening as a result of anthropogenic global warming. Heat extremes are affected by many physical factors, notably land use and land cover. Heat impacts on health also depend on many aspects of socioeconomic organization and service provision, including health care systems. Factors such as social class, age, gender, and ethnicity can all define differential vulnerability to heat.

This Special Issue is broadly open to submissions on topics relating to heat impacts on health. Studies may focus on, for example, physical drivers of extreme heat as it affects health, climatic determinants of health impacts (e.g., temperature, humidity, wind speed, solar, and thermal radiation balances), trends in heat impacts by economic sector, and measures to ameliorate heat-related morbidity and mortality. Cultural and technological coping mechanisms such as passive cooling, solar cooling, limiting outdoor activity, and air conditioning may also be featured. The work may be transnational/global in scale, or it may concentrate on specific areas or populations.

Dr. Nir Krakauer
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Heat waves
  • Heat stress
  • Heatstroke
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Epidemiology
  • Community health
  • Global warming
  • Climate vulnerability
  • Green infrastructure

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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