Special Issue "Climatic Trends and Impacts of Global Change in Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2022).
Interests: hydrology; climatology; climate change; geo-hydrological risk; water resources
Interests: hydrology; climatology; climate change; natural hazards; land use chance; forest ecology
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Water: Damaging Hydrogeological Events
Special Issue in Climate: Climate Variability in the Mediterranean Region
The term global change refers to every planetary-scale change that can occur in each of the subsystems of the Earth. Among these subsystems, climate is particularly relevant, and includes processes involving ocean, land, and sea ice, in addition to the atmosphere. The European continent, which covers countries with different climatic features and forcing factors, could be affected by different trends in the main climatic variables and, consequently, by different impacts. Moreover, the Mediterranean basin, which is one of the 25 global biodiversity hotspots, represents a region where the impact of global change can be more intense and diffuse.
Within this context, the overall goal of this Special Issue of Water is to focus research and analyses on these areas, starting from high-quality databases of climatic variables. Interdisciplinary original research articles highlighting new ideas, approaches, and innovations in the spatial and temporal analysis of the main climatological variables (rainfall, temperature, wind, etc.) and the analysis of future scenarios using GCM projections are welcome. Moreover, evaluations of the possible impacts of these tendencies on various sectors, such as water resources, agriculture, hydrogeological risk, and energy productions, could offer strategic and useful means to cope with global change for the population and the economic sectors of this area.
Dr. Roberto Coscarelli
Dr. Tommaso Caloiero
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Water resources
- Hydrogeological risk
- Energy production
- Coping with global change