Special Issue "Advances in Environmental Management and Climate Change"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 730

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Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences, CITAB, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, UTAD, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: climate modeling; climate impact research; climate change adaptation; meteorology; crop model simulations
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Department of Physics, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: hydrology; hydrology modelling; climate change; climate downscale; climate modelling; water quality modelling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This is a call for papers on the topic of “Advances in Environmental Management and Climate Change”, which has been designed in order to provide stakeholders and decision-makers with guidelines to proactively address the challenges of climate change. The ongoing global warming crisis has been driving a wide range of impacts and natural disasters that are significantly challenging environmental systems worldwide. Furthermore, in the upcoming decades, it is projected that the magnitude and frequency of extreme events (namely, droughts, flash floods, heat waves, soil erosion, crop destruction and forest fires) will tend to increase due to climate change. Hence, the implementation of timely and effective environmental management strategies is critical to respond to climate change.

In this Special Issue, we invite submissions exploring innovation and originality in design, methods and applications that focus on advanced methodologies in environmental management, such as impact and risk assessments that are relevant responses to climate change impacts.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Nature-based solutions to face climate change;
  • Ecosystem services in the context of climate change;
  • Environmental resource management towards climate resiliency;
  • Water management and challenges under changing climates;
  • Climate-smart agricultural and forestry practices and options;
  • Disaster risk reduction and management.

Dr. Joao Carlos Andrade dos Santos
Dr. André Ribeiro Da Fonseca
Guest Editors

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  • climate change
  • nature-based solutions
  • ecosystem services
  • water resources
  • hydrological processes
  • environmental impact
  • extreme weather events
  • water quality
  • decision making
  • food security
  • adaptation and mitigation strategies

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Assessment of Temperature, Precipitation, and Snow Cover at Different Altitudes of the Varzob River Basin in Tajikistan
Appl. Sci. 2023, 13(9), 5583; https://doi.org/10.3390/app13095583 - 30 Apr 2023
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The analysis of precipitation, snow cover, and temperature based on measured data is important for many applications in hydrology, meteorology, climatology, disaster management, and human activities. In this study, we used long-term historical datasets from the Varzob River Basin (VRB) in Tajikistan to [...] Read more.
The analysis of precipitation, snow cover, and temperature based on measured data is important for many applications in hydrology, meteorology, climatology, disaster management, and human activities. In this study, we used long-term historical datasets from the Varzob River Basin (VRB) in Tajikistan to evaluate the trend and magnitudinal changes in temperature, precipitation, and snow cover area in the Anzob (upstream), Maykhura (midstream), and Hushyori (downstream) regions of the VRB using the original Mann–Kendall test, modified Mann–Kendall test, Sen’s slope test, and Pettitt test. The results revealed a decreasing trend in the mean monthly air temperature at Anzob station in the upstream region for all months except January, February, and December between 1960 and 2018 and 1991 to 2018. In each of the three regions, the mean annual temperature indicated a clear upward trend. Seasonal precipitation indicated a large increasing trend in January and February at the Anzob station from 1960 to 2018, but a significant downward trend in April in the upstream, midstream, and downstream regions between 1960 and 1990 and from 1991 to and 2018. In the VRB, almost all stations exhibited a downward trend in annual precipitation across all periods, whereas the upstream region showed a non-significant upward trend between 1960 and 1990. The monthly analysis of snow cover in the VRB based on ground data showed that the maximum increase in snow cover occurs in April at the Anzob station (178 cm) and in March at Maykhura (138 cm) and Hushyori stations (54 cm). The Mann–Kendall test, based on MODIS data, revealed that the monthly snow cover in the VRB increased in April and July while a decrease was recorded in February, September, November, and December from 2001 to 2022. The trend’s stable pattern was observed in March, May, August, and October. Full article
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