Special Issue "Climate Change Modeling: Balance of Energy and Mass for Inland Water Bodies"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 44

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Lei Huang
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Guest Editor
1. College of Resource Environment and Tourism, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China
2. Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: numerical modeling of inland water, particularly lakes; limnology; climate change impacts; climate projections

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In a rapidly changing climate, inland water bodies (e.g., lakes and reservoirs) are subjected to unprecedented changes in energy and mass. Ecological services of inland water bodies are highly risky and are increasingly unpredictable, thus threatening the sustainability of local communities. However, variability and the underlying mechanisms of energy and mass change are scale-dependent and are also determined by factors like the type of water recharge and geographical locations. The modeling of energy and mass balance for inland water bodies of varied sizes and different geographical regions is key to improving our understanding of the mechanisms for water body changes and, thus, is important for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

This Special Issue welcomes modeling work focusing on the balance of energy and mass for inland water bodies and the air–water interactions from the world around them. Themes including (but not limited to) evaluations for statistical or physical-based mass and energy models; the prediction of future changes in water body mass and energy under different warming levels, as well as changes in the variability ranging from daily to decadal time scales; and extreme events (for example, heat waves and droughts) in water body mass and energy are highly encouraged. Comprehensive reviews about the latest developments in hydrological models and thermodynamic models for inland water bodies are also welcome.

Dr. Lei Huang
Guest Editor

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  • energy balance of inland water bodies
  • projection of changes in thermodynamic conditions of lakes
  • future changes in lake water mass in light of climate change
  • changes in air–sea interactions of lakes and reservoirs in the future
  • seasonal, inter-annual, and decadal variabilities in lake levels and water temperatures
  • variabilities in ice cover of inland water bodies
  • impacts of lake and reservoir water mass change on socio-ecological systems

Published Papers

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