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The Interaction among Environmental, Climatic, and Socioeconomic Aspects and Their Effects on Society

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 305

Special Issue Editors

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Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics (IMEF), Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Rio Grande 96203-900, Brazil
Interests: climatology; urban climate; renewable energy; spatial statistics; environmental degradation; remote sensing; satellite image processing; sprawl urban

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Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Maceió 57072-970, Brazil
Interests: mountain meteorology; fire meteorology, climatology; biometeorology; urban climate

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Global urbanization has dramatically increased since the mid-twentieth century, mainly in developing countries. In 1957, 30% of the world's population lived in cities; by 2050, it is expected that 70% will live in urbanized areas near coastal areas. This population expansion accelerates Land Use and Land Cover Changes (LULCCs), leading to rising air temperatures and Urban Heat Island (UHI) formation. Furthermore, these LULCC effects cause several socioenvironmental problems, such as deforestation and wildfires that cause the worsening in air quality (increasing in GHG gas emissions), frequent endemic outbreaks (e.g., water-borne diseases such as dengue fever, cholera, and leptospirosis), and climatic extremes (e.g., droughts, floods, and landslides), resulting in human losses. In this way, this Special Issue will focus on the interactions between environmental, climatic, and socioeconomic aspects and their effects on society. Authors are encouraged to submit original studies on Topics that will include (but are not limited to):

  • Air quality;
  • Environmental degradation;
  • Impacts of the climate extremes events;
  • Land use and land cover changes;
  • Urban sprawl associated with urban climate.

Studies related to environmental, climatic, and socioeconomic themes are also welcome.

Dr. Washington Luiz Félix Correia Filho
Dr. José Francisco de Oliveira-Júnior
Guest Editors

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  • air pollution
  • climate extremes events
  • droughts
  • environmental degradation
  • meteorology
  • spatial statistics
  • sprawl urban
  • thermal comfort
  • urban climate

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Frequency and intensity of extreme climate events and their association with dengue incidence in the western Paraná State, Southern Brazil.
Authors: Paulo Miguel de Bodas Terassi 1; Jakeline Baratto 1; Givanildo de Gois 2; Antonio Carlos da Silva Oscar-Júnior 1; Marcia Aparecida Procopio da Silva Scheer 3
Affiliation: 1 Department of Geography, University of São Paulo, 05508-000. São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil 2. Postgraduate Program in Environmental Sciences - Federal University of Acre (UFAC), 69980-000, Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brazil 3. Latin American Institute of Technology, Infrastructure and Territory - Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), 85867-970, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil
Abstract: This research aims to verify the association between the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events with the dengue incidence in the western Paraná State, Southern Brazil. Will be obtained the rainfall data from the rain gauge stations of Paraná Water Institute, the National Water Agency and Paranaense Energy Company, as well as data from the weather stations of the Paraná Agronomic Institute, the National Weather Institute and the Paraná Meteorological System. Trend analysis employed the extreme climate indicators developed by the Canadian Meteorological Service and the Mann-Kendall test, while discontinuities in the historical series were identified using normality tests (Pettitt, SNHT, and Buishand). Information regarding the number of confirmed cases of dengue by municipality of notification will be collected from the Disease and Notification Information System (SINAN) of the Ministry of Health of Brazil. To verify the associations between the extreme climate indicators and the incidence of dengue, will be used the Kendall, Spearman and Pearson correlations, and statistical parameters considering a lag (in months) between weather conditions and dengue contamination.

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