Advances in Meteorology

Climate Risk Assessment, Coping, and Adaptation


Publishing date
01 Jul 2019
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2019

1Asian Institute of Technology Thailand, Pathumthani, Thailand

2Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand

3Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

4Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA

5Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

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Climate Risk Assessment, Coping, and Adaptation

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Description

Climate change associated with extreme disastrous phenomena and negative impacts is a well-established and accepted fact globally and locally over the past decades by both scientific and local communities. Understanding the trends of temporal and spatial variability of the main climate properties, the delineation of dry and wet areas, persistence and severity of drought, and consequential risks assessment is essential for working on appropriate coping and adaptation measures by local communities.

Accurate assessment of climate risk and conversion of risk assessment results into prevention and mitigation is very crucial but also a challenge, although various scientific and management studies are available in this respect. Transferring the results of risk assessment to local communities in risk prone zones/regions is particularly challenging, especially for the organizations working locally to provide assistance and risk reduction measures. Climate change associated with a number of natural disasters such as extreme temperature, frequent lightning and thunderstorms, hail storms, flood, cyclones, coastal sea surge, ice melting, and drought is the greatest concern today, warranting the development of generic and specific risk assessment tools for reducing the potential impacts of various risks. This involves acquiring or developing a variety of data sets, assessment criteria, process and assessment frameworks, techniques, and quantitative methods with links to participating communities, which are to be factored into result-oriented risk reduction solutions.

Coping and adaptation in the short and long term depend upon risk assessment. This can be linked with agriculture, nonagricultural production systems and livelihood of local communities while promoting sustainable development consistent with potential and future climate risks. This may be addressed globally or locally by involving different stakeholders who are likely to experience these risks in the future. Coping and adaptation opportunities also differ from region to region through their response to a range of natural hazards. For example, local indigenous knowledge systems coupled with scientific investigation and community practices can be useful in addressing adaptation options. In situ coping and adaptation with indigenous knowledge vis-à-vis in a new environment under forced circumstances should be discussed in the light of livelihood options and sustainable development. Issues such as availability of funds, scientific solutions, and tested practices may be considered while addressing this component.

Overall, this special issue provides ample scope and opportunity to scholars, researchers, and practitioners to contribute in the specific areas outlined above. Research and practice based contributions in addition to review articles are welcome in this special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Extreme weather and climate with temporal and spatial variation
  • Climate risk assessment (regional and local cases)
  • Climate change assessment process, data, tools, and techniques, modeling with applications, and case studies
  • Meteorological disaster risk assessment and mitigation measures
  • Disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures and strategies
  • Coping mechanism and indigenous knowledge system for flood, drought, cyclones, and extreme temperature
  • Coping and adaptation options
  • In situ and forced adaptation
  • Climate change adaptation planning, in practice and sustainable development
  • Availability of climate funds, scientific solutions, and tested practices for risk reduction

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4053718
  • - Research Article

Temporal and Spatial Change Monitoring of Drought Grade Based on ERA5 Analysis Data and BFAST Method in the Belt and Road Area during 1989–2017

Changdi Xue | Hua Wu | Xiaoguang Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1401402
  • - Research Article

Impact of Climate Change on the Growth of Typical Crops in Karst Areas: A Case Study of Guizhou Province

Jun Ma | Baisha Weng | ... | Dengming Yan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4702139
  • - Research Article

Development of Downscaled Climate Projections: A Case Study of the Red River Basin, South-Central U.S.

Darrian Bertrand | Renee A. McPherson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9461513
  • - Research Article

Drought Early Warning and the Timing of Range Managers’ Drought Response

Tonya R. Haigh | Jason A. Otkin | ... | Mark E. Burbach
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3849210
  • - Research Article

Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change Trends and Adaptation Strategies in Semiarid Highlands of Eastern Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Hailay Tsigab Kahsay | Dawit Diriba Guta | ... | Tagel Gebrehiwot Gidey
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1935719
  • - Research Article

Climate Change Characteristics of Extreme Temperature in the Minjiang River Basin

Ting Chen | Tianqi Ao | ... | Kebi Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1587034
  • - Research Article

Effects of Climate Finance on Risk Appraisal: A Study in the Southwestern Coast of Bangladesh

Firdaus Ara Hussain | Mokbul Morshed Ahmad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2767018
  • - Research Article

Climate Change Impacts on Winter Wheat Yield in Northern China

Xiu Geng | Fang Wang | ... | Zhixin Hao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7341465
  • - Research Article

Climate Variability and Farmers’ Perception in Southern Ethiopia

Befikadu Esayas | Belay Simane | ... | Nigussie Tefera
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1930453
  • - Research Article

Impact of Sea Surface Temperature and Surface Air Temperature on Maximizing Typhoon Rainfall: Focusing on Typhoon Maemi in Korea

Jeonghyeon Choi | Jeonghoon Lee | Sangdan Kim
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