Special Issue "Human and Climate Impacts on Drought Dynamics and Vulnerability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).
Interests: catchment hydrology; uncertainty analysis; forecasting; climate change
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In the Anthropocene, the Earth system is profoundly affected by human activities, and drought is no longer considered a natural hazard. Drought management is inefficient because feedbacks between drought and people are not fully understood. At the same time, global warming influences hydrological regimes by reducing snow storage, causing a rise in potential evapotranspiration and introducing changes in the seasonality of flow. These changes impact the frequency and magnitude of droughts causing increasing losses in many places over the world.
The Special Issue is focused on the direct and indirect causes of drought and the processes governing the transformation from meteorological to hydrological drought. In particular, the feedbacks between land use and drought propagation are of interest for the purposes of sustainable water management and drought prevention.
We encourage submission of papers aiming at understanding physical and social processes involved in evolution of drought conditions, its propagation in time and space and strategies of water resource management for enhancing drought resilience in the context of climate change.
Prof. Dr. Renata J. Romanowicz
Prof. Dr. Wen Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- low flow indices
- drought propagation
- climate change
- feedback mechanisms
- drought resilience
- land use impact on drought
- spatiotemporal dynamics of reginal drought
- socioeconomic vulnerability to drought
- drought management