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Special Issue "Forecast of Extreme Events in the Water Cycle—Data, Models and Uncertainties"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017).
Dr. Yunqing Xuan E-Mail
Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom
Interests: hydro-meteorological modeling; extreme hydrological events; climate change impact; flood risk management; uncertainty modeling
Prof. Harshinie Karunarathna Website E-Mail
Energy and Environment Research Group, Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, College of Engineering, ESRI Building, Bay Campus, Swansea University, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
Phone: +44 (1792) 606549
Interests: coastal/estuarine sediment transport and morphodynamics; climate change impacts on ocean waves and morphology; renewable energy; coastal erosion and flooding, computational modelling
Recent years have seen an increasing research interest in extreme events in the Water Cycle, especially for those in the context of climate change impact, such as heavy precipitation, storm surges, severe floods, and droughts. While a substantial number of studies have revealed that a more volatile climate may eventually contribute to more extreme events, there has been a lack of published quantitative evidence, which is necessary to systematically quantify the magnitudes of the changes, or, to a lesser degree, to determine the likelihoods of occurrence of them.
With rapid development in computational models, computing power, as well as new technology for Earth observations, there is a significant scope that this need can be successfully addressed. This Special Issue of Water is designed to fill the gap of publications in this field. We cordially invite you to publish your up-to-date research outcomes in the areas listed (but certainly not limited to):
1) New data or techniques for extreme event analysis;
2) Model development that is aimed to address the forecasts of extreme events;
3) Techniques that quantify, manifest, and/or reduce uncertainties in extreme events forecasts;
4) Climate change impacts on engineering design standards of infrastructure.
We look forward to an inspirational collection of papers on the latest advances in these research areas.
Dr. Yunqing Xuan
Dr. Harshinie Karunarathna
Dr. Adrián Pedrozo-Acuña
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