Special Issue "Atmosphere Heatwaves: Drivers, Mechanisms and Impacts"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 November 2023) | Viewed by 400

Special Issue Editors

Department of Hydrology and Climatology, Institute of Earth Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Interests: biometeorology; urban climate; mountain climate; climate changes
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Department of Hydrology and Climatology, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, University of Maria Curie Sklodowska, 20-400 Lublin, Poland
Interests: heatwaves; biometeorology; extreme weather and climate events; climatology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During this period of ongoing global climate change, many regions of the world are experiencing an increase in the number of extreme events, which are becoming more severe, frequent and longer. Heat waves are an example of one of these events. Their effects have a direct impact on human health and life, but also on various sectors of the economy (e.g. infrastructure, agriculture and energy) and on the natural environment, causing various changes in ecosystems.

This Special Issue covers all topics regarding heat waves, especially their drivers, mechanisms and impacts on the natural and human environments.

All authors are warmly invited to present the results of their research in the fields below:

  • Definitions of heat waves in various climatic zones;
  • Regional and global factors of heat waves;
  • Mechanisms intensifying the effects of heat waves;
  • Environmental, social and economic impacts;
  • Mitigation and adaptation of heat waves;
  • Case studies from areas with different levels of urbanization;
  • Spatio-temporal analysis of heat waves;
  • Other topics related to heat waves.

Dr. Sylwester Wereski
Dr. Agnieszka Krzyżewska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • heat waves
  • extreme thermal weather and climate events
  • urban meteorology
  • human health
  • heat stress
  • urban heat island
  • hazard early warning systems
  • extreme events

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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