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Air-Sea Interactions and Marine Meteorology

Call for Papers

Marine meteorology deals with the monitoring, analysis, modeling, and forecasting of the weather and atmospheric processes which are influenced by the marine environment. Improved understanding of the processes in the meteorology in marine environment is not only based on the understanding of the complex large-scale atmospheric and oceanic dynamics and circulation, but also on the detailed knowledge of air-sea interactions. The importance of marine meteorology also lies in the influence of marine weather on the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the ocean. Furthermore, the knowledge of marine atmospheric processes and air-sea interaction is vital for the prediction of sea state and pollutant dispersion, and for public safety, ship routing, and naval operations.

The main focus of this special issue will be on recent advances in all aspects of marine meteorology and air-sea interactions, including observations, analysis, modeling, and applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Air-sea interaction for momentum, heat, moisture, and chemical exchanges
  • Tropical, midlatitude, and polar cyclone track, intensity, and weather
  • Storm surge and inundation
  • Wind waves and wind-wave-current interaction
  • Marine fog observations, modeling, and forecasting
  • Land-sea breeze circulation
  • Coastal cyclogenesis and forecasting
  • Coastal fronts
  • Low-level jets in coastal and marine environments
  • Structure of the marine atmospheric boundary layer
  • Impact of atmospheric processes on coastal erosion and marine ecosystem

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amet/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amet/aimm/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 1 March 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 24 May 2013
Publication DateFriday, 19 July 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Lian Xie, North Carolina State University, Box 8208, Raleigh, NC 27695-8208, USA

Guest Editors

  • John Morrison, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane Wilmington, NC 28409, USA
  • Huiwang Gao, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China
  • Jianhong Wang, School of Marine Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
  • Bin Liu, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA