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Special Issue "High Impact Events and Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Changes in the characteristics, frequency, and severity of extreme events, such as tropical cyclones, hailstorms, storm surges, and cloudbursts, are amongst the most significant aspects of climate change. To understand and predict such events and their impacts is of paramount importance for society and may serve as a critical boundary condition for sustainable development. Thus, not all climate extremes have catastrophic impacts, since “high impact events” also depend intrinsically on the exposure and vulnerability/resilience of particular systems or locations. The European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) is a bottom-up platform for networking, support, visibility, and knowledge exchanges amongst European climate researchers. The ECRA Collaborative Programme on “High Impact Events and Climate Change” promotes research on the mechanisms behind high impact events and climate extremes, simulation of high impact events under present and future climatic conditions, and on how relevant information for climate risk analysis, vulnerability and adaptation may be co-created with users, e.g., in terms of tailored climate services. For this aim, this Special Issue invites contributions across the four key scientific topics of the Collaborative Programme, i.e.,
- Understanding mechanisms: Assessment of past and future high impact events, coincident events, and detection and attribution
- Projecting changes: High resolution climate and impact modelling
- Producing climate information at relevant scales: Downscaling with different methodologies
- Co-creating climate services with users: Climate risk analysis, vulnerability and adaptation
These topics are only examples, and other, perhaps novel and/or emerging topics within the area of high impact events and climate extremes are welcome. Extremes considered include but are not limited to storms (tropical, extra-tropical and thunderstorms including hail), flooding (pluvial, fluvial), storm surges, heatwaves and droughts. We encourage papers that link advances in climate science with aspects of sustainable and/or climate resilient development, for example through the innovation of climate services (e.g., through activities such as ERA4CS or Copernicus).
Dr. Martin Drews
Dr. Hilppa Gregow
Chairs of the ECRA Collaborative Programme on High Impact Events and Climate Change
Manuscript Submission Information
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