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 2014
  • - Article ID 516762
  • - Research Article

The Role of the Dominant Modes of Precipitation Variability over Eastern Africa in Modulating the Hydrology of Lake Victoria

Kara A. Smith | Fredrick H. M. Semazzi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 960924
  • - Research Article

A Numerical Investigation of the Precipitation over Lake Victoria Basin Using a Coupled Atmosphere-Lake Limited-Area Model

Xia Sun | Lian Xie | ... | Bin Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 473167
  • - Research Article

A Regionalization of Downscaled GCM Data Considering Geographical Features in a Mountainous Area

Soojun Kim | Jaewon Kwak | ... | Jongso Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 594965
  • - Research Article

Downscaling Maximum Temperatures to Subkilometer Resolutions in the Shenandoah National Park of Virginia, USA

Temple R. Lee | Stephan F. J. De Wekker | John E. B. Wofford
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 750865
  • - Research Article

Litter Production and Nutrient Dynamic on a Moso Bamboo Plantation following an Extreme Disturbance of 2008 Ice Storm

Xiaogai Ge | Benzhi Zhou | Yilin Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 137803
  • - Research Article

Crop Yield and Temperature Changes in North China during 601–900 AD

Haolong Liu | Quansheng Ge | ... | Xuezhen Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 472741
  • - Research Article

Statistical Downscaling of ERA-Interim Forecast Precipitation Data in Complex Terrain Using LASSO Algorithm

Lu Gao | Karsten Schulz | Matthias Bernhardt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 248148
  • - Research Article

An ENSO-Forecast Independent Statistical Model for the Prediction of Annual Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Frequency in April

Kenny Xie | Bin Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 269059
  • - Research Article

Multivariate Regression Analysis and Statistical Modeling for Summer Extreme Precipitation over the Yangtze River Basin, China

Tao Gao | Lian Xie
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