Special Issue "Climate Extremes in China (2nd Edition)"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Climatology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 March 2024 | Viewed by 43

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory for Climate Studies, National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: climate extreme events; climate prediction model prediction assessment; dynamic-statistic combined prediction; error correction
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State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
Interests: monsoon; climate prediction; IOD; ENSO
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Dr. Chao Li
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Guest Editor
School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
Interests: detection and attribution; weather and climate extremes; physics of global warming; climatology statistics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the second edition in a series of publications dedicated to “Climate Extremes in China” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/climate_extreme_China ).

Weather and climate extremes may cause meteorological disasters and have tremendous impacts on societies and economics. As Earth’s climate warms, more frequent and more intense extreme events have unfolded around the world. Critically evaluating the capability of state-of-the-art dynamic models for near-term extreme event predictions, which operate on sub-seasonal to decadal time scales, as well as for long-term extreme event projections, which operate on multidecadal to centurial scales, is important for identifying and addressing challenges in understanding and modeling physical mechanisms relevant to weather and climate extremes. This will in turn facilitate the diagnosis of the processes that have caused recent singular extreme events, such as atmospheric circulations, water vapor divergence, and teleconnections, as well as the development of more skillful prediction techniques for near-term extreme events. It will also benefit long-term projections of extreme events by improving our understanding of how much, how quickly, whether, and to what extent the recent changes in the frequency and intensity of different weather and climate extremes are associated with human climate warming. As such, a synthesis of recent progresses in forecasting China’s weather and climate extremes through sub-seasonal to multidecadal scales, diagnosing physical processes producing recent singular extreme events, and attributing the role of long-term human climate warming is important for China’s resilience and adaptation to climate extremes in a warming world.

Dr. Zhiqiang Gong
Prof. Dr. Gang Huang
Dr. Chao Li
Guest Editors

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  • climate extreme events
  • climate prediction
  • climate extreme events attribution
  • extreme rainfall event
  • extreme warm event
  • extreme drought event
  • diagnosing
  • external forces
  • model prediction assessment
  • dynamic-statistic combined prediction
  • error correction
  • ENSO

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