Special Issue "Hydrological Extreme Events and Climate Changes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 April 2023) | Viewed by 7218
Interests: river and coastal hydrodynamics; hydrological extremes; climate change
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Since 1950, a significant increase in the severity, duration, and frequency of droughts as well as an increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme rainfall modulated by large-scale atmospheric circulation has been observed in different regions of the planet. The intensification of these latter extreme events also affects regions subject to more pronounced drought conditions, highlighting an amplification of the range of variability of the hydrological cycle. Some studies have also shown there is an intensification of tropical cyclones which are more intense and destructive.
There is therefore a strong interest in developing studies to explore the climate related causes of such hydrological cycle changes and methods to forecast hydrological extremes events at the different temporal and spatial scales involved: hourly or daily for river or tropical cyclone floods, monthly or seasonal for droughts, decades for climate projections aimed to assess the frequency, magnitude, consequences of these hydrological extreme events in order to plan adaptation actions. This Special Issue is thus aimed at collecting scientific and technical papers on the abovementioned themes which are crucial in the challenges posed by climate changes.
The Paris agreement on the limitation of greenhouse gas emissions and the United Nations Conference in Sendai on the reduction of the risk of disasters (Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030) underline how the greatest challenges posed by change climate on a planetary scale concern issues related to water safety that occur at a local or regional scale in terms of scarcity of water resources, drought, and flood risks produced by more intense and frequent extreme hydrological events. Therefore, I ask you to contribute to this Special Issue on hydrological extremes and climate change studies and methodologies to shed light on the complex relationship between climate and extremes of the hydrological cycle.
Prof. Dr. Francesco Cioffi
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- hydrological extremes
- tropical cyclones
- climate change
- water-related disasters
- hydrological extreme forecast