Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Hydrometeorological Hazards and Disasters"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: hydrometeorology; hydrologic modeling and forecasting; environmental applications of remote sensing; natural hazards; public health; water quality modeling; transportation safety
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Extreme hydrometeorological events that occur naturally threaten and cause harm to lives and livelihoods and result in billions of dollars of damage worldwide every year. Their environmental impacts are equally catastrophic. Human activities may help prevent hydrometeorological hazards from turning into disasters but, in many situations, they may also exacerbate their impacts, e.g., through excessive development in coastal areas that increases risk exposure and community vulnerability. Moreover, climate change may be responsible for the increasing frequency and magnitude of atmospheric patterns that lead to more frequent and intense hydrometeorological disasters (e.g., severe storms, floods, wildfires, and droughts).
This Special Issue of Sustainability solicits papers that present new concepts, methods, and case studies in the prediction, characterization, monitoring, mapping, communication, risk management, and mitigation of hydrometeorological hazards and disasters. All types of hazards and disasters associated with atmosphere, land, and ocean, and those induced by climate change and variability will be considered. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the environmental, economic, and health aspects of hydrometeorological hazards and disasters, quantitative and qualitative hazard and risk assessment, multi-hazard risk assessment, multi-vulnerability risk assessment, multi-hazard early warning systems, advances in hazard and disaster visualization, applications of new technologies in hazard and disaster communication, uncertainties associated with hazard and risk assessment, and the spatial and temporal scale effects on hazard and risk assessment.
Prof. Dr. Hatim Sharif
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. Sustainability 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 1800 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.
- Natural hazards and disasters
- Hazard assessment
- Severe storms
- Risk analysis
- Early-warning systems
- Hazard and risk communication
- Risk management
- Climate change impacts