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Special Issue "Climate Change on Ocean Dynamics"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Climatology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 14 July 2023 | Viewed by 3563
Special Issue Editors
Interests: biogeochemical modelling; data assimilation; climate change; inverse methods; benchmarking system
Interests: air–sea interaction; climate prediction; data assimilation
Special Issue Information
The ocean plays a critically important role in climate change. About 93% of the additional heat and 30% of the carbon dioxide produced by human activity is absorbed by the ocean, which strongly regulates long-term climate variations. Climate change, driven by an exponential increase in the global emission of greenhouse gasses, will continue to impact the ocean through a variety of channels in the coming years, as indicated by Earth system models. In response to climate warming, the ocean has experienced many profound changes, e.g., rapid ice melting, extreme sea level events, marine heatwaves, intensified boundary currents, changes in the frequency and intensity of recurring climate patterns, and unexpected shifts in marine ecosystems. The severe impact of climate change on ocean dynamics has broad implications for our society, and must be taken seriously both for adaptation efforts and urgent mitigation strategies.
Understanding ocean dynamics is essential for the exploration of climate change at different spatial/temporal scales. This Special Issue aims to promote studies that analyze the connection between climate change and ocean dynamics, and consequently advance our understanding of the impact that the ocean will have on future climate change.
Potential submission topics include, but are not limited to:
- Changes to the ocean’s mixed layer and stratification, and implications for extreme climate variability, particularly at extratropical latitudes;
- The impact of large-scale ocean dynamics (e.g., AMOC) on future climate change and low-frequency variability (e.g., ENSO, PDO, etc.) in Earth system models.
- The impact of river flows, flooding, and variable land-based precipitation on ocean salinity and circulation;
- The impact of atmospheric changes and shifts in wind patterns on the frequency and intensity of coastal storm systems and upwelling;
- Drivers of drastic changes in polar areas, such as shifts in the timing of the annual melt seasons, changes in ice sheets, and marine ecosystems.
We look forward to receiving manuscripts in consideration of all of the above.
Dr. Weiwei Fu
Prof. Dr. Fei Zheng
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ocean dynamics
- climate variability
- polar regions
- physical processes
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.
Main Author: Yinghao Qin, Liying Wan, Huier Mo,Qinglong Yu,et al.
Main Subjetc: Identify the processes that govern the 2014-2015 warming using general circulation models