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Special Issue "Influence of Urbanization-Related Radical Land Modification on Urban Extreme Climate"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This special issue belongs to the section "Land–Climate Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 8 May 2023 | Viewed by 3807
Special Issue Editors
2. National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: monitoring and detection of climate change; extreme climate change; observation; urban climate change; climatology
Interests: severe weather, in particular extreme rainfall and intense convection; field experiments; numerical weather prediction
Special Issue Information
The influences of urbanization on extremely high temperatures and short-duration intense precipitation have recently attracted a growing number of studies, especially from the rapidly developing regions of the world. However, there are still many scientific questions that need to be answered. For example, it is necessary to determine whether or not there is a clear-cut urban signal in the sense of climatological means and long-term trends when considering extreme temperatures and intense precipitation. If there is, what are the spatial and temporal patterns of the effects of urbanization, and what are the major drivers and mechanisms of the changes in climate extremes? What is the significance of extreme changes in the climate at urban meteorological stations in large-scale climate change studies and for adapting to climate change in cities?
To address the issues raised above, observational data from densely distributed and/or meteorological stations that have been maintained in the long term that are located in or near cities and high-resolution numerical models are of great value. Moreover, large-scale land use and cover changes (such as those observed on the North China Plain and the Indo-Gangetic Plain) may also have an influence on extreme climate events, although the observation-based evidence is less sufficient compared to the more localized effect of urbanization.
We are currently working toward a Special Issue of Land (Section: Land– Climate Interaction) covering research studies undertaken in the area of the influences on urbanization on extreme climate events. Extreme climate events include but are not limited to high and low temperatures, intense precipitation, high winds, and hail in urban and suburban areas. The effects of urbanization are not confined to the spatial patterns of extreme climate events in urban areas or in the surrounding rural areas. They also include the temporal changes in historical observation data series at urban sites, including at the meteorological stations that are commonly used in the monitoring and study of climate change.
We welcome manuscripts from a range of disciplines (including atmospheric sciences, urban climatology, geography, hydrology, urban science, climate change science, boundary meteorology, and remote sensing) that use a variety of methods and approaches. Interdisciplinary papers, review articles, and studies conducted in rapidly developing countries and regions are particularly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Guoyu Ren
Prof. Dr. Yali Luo
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- land use
- land cover
- LULC change
- urbanization effect
- urban area
- extreme climate
- climate change