Special Issue "Climate Dynamics and Variability Over the Tibetan Plateau"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 69
Interests: Tibetan Plateau meteorology; Asian monsoon; disastrous weather
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The Tibetan Plateau (TP), known as the “Third Pole”, has become the region most sensitive to the global climate. Due to its unique underlying surface, the topography and thermodynamic forcing of the TP play crucial roles in the regional climate and extreme weather events. Meanwhile, the elements of the TP and its regional effects show obvious variabilities at different timescales (i.e., intraseasonal, interannual, decadal, and trend). However, their multi-scale interactions remain unclear. Notably, the TP is undergoing substantial changes, including warming, increased precipitation, Asian monsoon, vortex and a number of other variables due to global warming; these changes may exert profound effects on the weather and climate of the surrounding areas. Therefore, it is essential to investigate the variabilities in the environmental factors and thermodynamic effects of the TP on the regional climate; this represents a great contribution to the research community and society.
This Special Issue welcomes the submission of papers addressing all aspects of Tibetan Plateau meteorology, particularly the effects of air temperature, precipitation and the monsoon dynamic at multi-time scales. Additionally, special attention will be paid to the mechanisms implicated in the weather and climate changes exhibited on the TP. Therefore, this Special Issue hopes to reveal and explain the recent changes experienced over the TP and their impacts on regional areas at multi-timescales, and even in the future.
Prof. Dr. Shunwu Zhou
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- Tibetan Plateau
- regional climate
- extreme weather events
- multi-scale interactions
- thermodynamic effects
- air temperature and precipitation
- monsoon dynamic
- future background
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Abstract: The Tibetan Plateau (TP), known as ‘‘World's Third Pole’’, is one of the most sensitive regions to global climate change. Temperature over the TP increased more obvious than that of the other place of the world, and the variation analysis of temperature in the TP has been the center of attention under global warming. The analysis and understanding of temperature changes are necessary for dealing with climate change, especially in a region like the Mount Qomolangma (MQ) as an important part of TP and the highest peak on Earth. The response of MQ to climate change has become significant scientific interest. According to the daily maximum and minimum temperature during 1967-2020 from Nielamu and Dingri meteorological stations being the nearest meteorological stations in the MQ, the variabilities of maximum and minimum temperature are analyzed in the MQ, including general characteristics, trend test, abrupt diagnosis, and the differences between the south and north slope of MQ. The results are beneficial for understanding the characteristics of local climate change on the TP and the important role of QM in the context of global warming.