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Special Issue "Exploring the Variations and Interplay of Drought and Heatwaves: Uncovering the Associated Mechanisms and Impacts"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecological Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 460

Special Issue Editors

College of Surveying and Geo-Informatics, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou 450046, China
Interests: extreme climatic events; climate change and human health impacts; hydrology modeling; water resources; vegetation remote sensing
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Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China
Interests: climate change; extreme climate; climate model; arid and semiarid climate; geography; water resource; nonlinear time series analysis; impact of the climate change on human health
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Research Center of Flood and Drought Hazards, National Institute of Natural Hazards, Ministry of Emergency Management of China, Beijing 100085, China
Interests: drought and flood disasters; hydrological remote sensing; crop and hydrological model; machine learning
Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China
Interests: detection of extreme climate events; impact of anthropogenic climate change and human activities on water resources; hydroclimatic change and risk assessment
Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74075, USA
Interests: geospatial modeling; urban cover changes; climate extremes; human impact assessment; environmental footprints
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Increasing surface temperatures associated with global climate change are projected to cause heatwaves and droughts to become more frequent and extreme in many parts of the world. Moreover, there exists a potential interplay between drought and heatwave events, which means that drought can exacerbate the severity of heatwave events, and vice versa. These extreme events have had a significant impact on the environmental ecosystem and socioeconomic activities, which is expected to worsen in the future, especially with the compounded effects of drought and heatwave (CDHW) episodes. Although some effort has been made to investigate the temporal and spatial variations of drought and heatwaves, the knowledge regarding their interplay and associated mechanisms is still limited. Therefore, this Special Issue focuses on exploring the variations and interplay of drought and heatwaves and uncovering the associated mechanisms and impacts. In this regard, review, application, or methodological contributions to this Special Issue may include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification and variation analysis of regional drought and heatwave events;
  • The interplay between climate variability and drought and heatwaves;
  • Exploring the implication or impacts of drought and heatwaves;
  • Projecting the variations of drought and heatwaves in different climate scenarios;
  • Compound drought and heatwave (CDHW) events;
  • Uncovering the interactions between drought and heatwaves at different scales;
  • Remote sensing and early warning systems for drought and heatwaves;
  • Clarifying the mechanisms behind drought and heatwaves;
  • Adaptation strategies for drought and heatwaves.

Dr. Jinping Liu
Prof. Dr. Zengyun Hu
Dr. Hongquan Sun
Dr. Hui Tao
Dr. Arfan Arshad
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • heatwave and drought
  • spatio-temporal variations
  • mechanisms
  • potential impacts
  • compound events
  • interplay
  • projection
  • adaptation strategies

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