Variations of Precipitation Extremes in Arid Regions
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2022) | Viewed by 9380
Interests: climate variability; climate change; extreme climate events; extreme precipitation; drought; moisture cycle; atmospheric water vapor; evapotranspiration
Global averaged observations indicate an increase in frequency and intensity of precipitation extremes, and changes in precipitation extremes are among the most relevant consequences of global warming, yet there is little consensus on observed and expected changes in arid regions. In arid regions, precipitation extremes may lead to increased risk of flooding or drought, and cause a number of casualties, as well as a tremendous amount of social and financial loss, due to infrastructure is less well-adapted to more extreme events. Climate projections for the 21st century show continued intensiﬁcation of precipitation extremes in the world’s arid regions. As a result, serious damage is expected in the arid regions, and even small increases in the intensity of extremes can have strong impacts. In addition, change in precipitation extremes will have critical impacts on water resources and cryosphere and biosphere systems in arid regions. This Special Issue of Water focuses on variations of precipitation extremes in arid regions. The topics covered by this Special Issue will include, but not limited to, the following: historical variability and trends in precipitation extremes and their associated mechanisms, future changes in precipitation extremes, application of methods for the evaluation of precipitation extreme events, implications of changes in precipitation extreme events, and impacts on water resources and human–environment systems.
Dr. Junqiang Yao
Prof. Dr. Yong Zhao
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- extreme precipitation
- extreme weather events
- hydro-meteorologic extreme events
- climate observation and modeling
- extreme value analysis
- precipitation variability
- water cycle