Advances in Meteorology

Regional Climate Change: Downscaling, Prediction, and Impact Assessment


Publishing date
12 Sep 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 Apr 2014

Lead Editor

1North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

2Ocean University of China, Qingdao, Shandong, China

3University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

4Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

5University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA


Regional Climate Change: Downscaling, Prediction, and Impact Assessment

Description

Although the issue of climate change is often dealt with in global perspective, the impact of climate change must be assessed at regional scales. While global climate models can provide projections of the average state of large-scale circulation of future climate, the downscaling of such projections to regional scale with improved spatial and temporal resolution for both the forcing fields and the climatic responses is the starting point for assessing the impact of climate change. Therefore, it is important to not only study climate change at global scale, but also study the regional manifestations of the climate system at spatial scales ranging from hundreds to thousands of kilometers with time scales of months to years to decades.

In this special issue, we call for papers dealing with recent advances in in situ and remote observing systems, analysis, statistical and dynamic downscaling and prediction, and impact assessments pertaining to regional climate systems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Observational methods and analysis of climate systems at regional scales
  • Regional climate modeling and downscaling
  • Regional climate prediction
  • Assessment of regional impacts of climate change
  • Extremes of regional climate variability
  • Forcing in regional climate systems

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amete/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/amete/rcd/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 290281
  • - Editorial

Regional Climate Change: Downscaling, Prediction, and Impact Assessment

Lian Xie | Fredrick Semazzi | ... | Yijun He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 354727
  • - Research Article

CECILIA Regional Climate Simulations for Future Climate: Analysis of Climate Change Signal

Michal Belda | Petr Skalák | ... | Valery Spiridonov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 120620
  • - Research Article

Seasonal and Interannual Variation in Energy Balance in the Semiarid Grassland Area of China

Qun’ou Jiang | Enjun Ma | ... | Nana Shi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 816532
  • - Research Article

Assessment of Climate Change Effects on Water Resources in the Yellow River Basin, China

Zhiyong Wu | Heng Xiao | ... | Jinming Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 653473
  • - Research Article

The Development of a Customization Framework for the WRF Model over the Lake Victoria Basin, Eastern Africa on Seasonal Timescales

R. Argent | X. Sun | ... | B. Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 764970
  • - Research Article

Atmosphere-Cryosphere Coupled Model for Regional Climate Applications

Ki-Hong Min | Wen-Yih Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 380404
  • - Research Article

Rainfall Variability, Drought Characterization, and Efficacy of Rainfall Data Reconstruction: Case of Eastern Kenya

M. Oscar Kisaka | M. Mucheru-Muna | ... | F. Mairura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 897246
  • - Research Article

Dynamical Downscaling of Climate Change Impacts on Wind Energy Resources in the Contiguous United States by Using a Limited-Area Model with Scale-Selective Data Assimilation

Bin Liu | Katelyn B. Costa | ... | Fredrick H. M. Semazzi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 604157
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Arctic Land Snow Cover Characteristics, Surface Albedo, and Temperature during the Transition Seasons from Regional Climate Model Simulations and Satellite Data

X. Zhou | H. Matthes | ... | B. Rockel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 943487
  • - Research Article

Climate Change Scenarios of Precipitation Extremes in the Carpathian Region Based on an Ensemble of Regional Climate Models

Ladislav Gaál | Romana Beranová | ... | Jan Kyselý
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