Special Issue "The Drivers and Impacts of Climate Change Over the Eastern Mediterranean"

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 64

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, 15236 Palea Penteli, Greece
Interests: atmospheric chemistry and physics; climate change; global biogeochemical cycles, environmental analytical chemistry
Dr. Aristomenis Karageorgis
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Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, 19013 Anavyssos, Greece
Interests: sedimentology; ocean optics; palaeoceanography
Laboratory of Applied Hydraulics, Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytechniou 5, 15780 Athens, Greece
Interests: computational methods in environmental fluid dynamics; early warning systems, climate change; infrastructure projects
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Prof. Dr. Manolis Plionis
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1. IAASARS, National Observatory of Athens, I. Metaxa & V. Pavlou 1, Penteli 15236, Greece 2. Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 51124 Thessaloniki, Greece 3. Cerides Centre-of-Excellence in Risk & Decision Sciences, European Univ. of Cyprus, Cyprus
Interests: cosmology; extragalactic astrophysics; climate change and associated natural disasters, climate migration
Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: atmospheric pollution; air quality modeling; boundary-layer meteorology; mesoscale meteorological modeling; climate change
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent observations and modelling highlighted the Eastern Mediterranean (EM) as an important climate change hotspot. Over the last few decades, the EM’s atmosphere has been warming at a rate almost double the global average, while greenhouse gas emissions in the EM and Middle East regions are also growing at high rates. Seawater temperature is increasing rapidly and “marine heatwaves” have been frequently observed over the last few years, thus facilitating the migration of invasive species. Recently, the IPCC highlighted that extreme weather events including wildfires, floods, drought frequency and severity, as well as aridity, agricultural and hydrological droughts, desertification, and sea-level rise will increase in the coming years. These events will significantly affect infrastructures, human activities, and the economy in a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, forestry, health, ecosystem functioning, displacements, and migration.

The Special Issue entitled “The Drivers and Impacts of climate change over the Eastern Mediterranean” aims to provide an updated overview of the drivers affecting climate change in the region and highlight the impacts of climate change on various societal sectors, as well as the need for tool development for early warning systems. Although it will be largely based on results obtained during the implementation of the CLIMPACT initiative, additional contributions are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Mihalopoulos Nikolaos
Dr. Aristomenis Karageorgis
Prof. Dr. Anastasios I. Stamou
Prof. Dr. Manolis Plionis
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Melas
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  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • climate change
  • drivers
  • impacts
  • tools
  • early warning

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