Special Issue "Climate and Weather Extremes and Their Impacts on Water Resources and Agriculture in Asia"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 6301
Interests: climate change; climate extremes; climate modeling; climate change adaptation; disaster risk management; disaster risk assessment; hazard assessment; vulnerability analysis; disaster resilience assessment
Interests: remote sensing; land-atmosphere interactions; atmospheric dynamics; climate modeling; regional climate modeling; monsoon; atmosphere; meteorology; atmospheric physics; soil moisture
Interests: impact assessment; regional climate modeling; atmosphere; extreme events; climate change adaptation; drought; agricultural resources and energy efficiency
The socioeconomic and environmental impact assessment of climate variability and climate change is necessary to develop relevant policies for adaption and mitigation strategies toward the sustainable planning of water resource management, food security, and disaster risk management. Information regarding climate variability and climate change is vital not only at the national level but also at regional and global scales. The reliable assessment of climate change and its extremes is a hot topic in the global debate. The Asian region is more vulnerable to climate change risks due to its dependence on natural resources, agriculture sectors, densely populated coastal areas, weak institutions, and poverty among a considerable proportion of the population. Therefore, adaptation—making adjustments in natural and/or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects that moderate negative or exploit beneficial opportunities—becomes a key strategy for sustainable socio-economic development. Failure to adapt could stall development, particularly in Asian countries. Thus, understanding the pattern of climate change and climate variability has been the focus of many researchers, and many efforts are being made to better frame the consequences of their future impacts.
This Special Issue (SI) focuses on the assessment and projection of climate change and its extremes over Asia, where the erratic, scant, and unstable climatic situations exacerbate the risks to food and water security. The region has experienced frequent heat and cold waves, flooding, and drought that recede regional water tables and crop failures in different parts of Asia. The overall changes in temperature and precipitation have led to alterations in water availability in Asia. Therefore, to help solve this problem, this Special Issue seeks contributions of historical trends and future projections of climate change and its extremes to enhance the understanding of the regional climate patterns and variations over Asia.
This Issue encourages articles that discuss regional (Asia) analysis of climate-change-induced extreme weather events and their impacts on the socio-economic sectors—particularly on water resources and agriculture. Contributions to model simulations and evaluations to advance the understanding of physics and dynamics associated with climate-change-related weather hazards will also be considered. Submissions in, but not limited to, the following research areas are invited: climate variability and climate change, climate modeling, global and regional climate models, climate extremes (heat waves, cold waves, flood, drought, aridity, etc.), trend analysis, statistical downscaling techniques, spatiotemporal mapping of hydrometeorological parameters, climate dynamics, climate change impacts, water resources, food security.
Dr. Safi Ullah
Dr. Waheed Ullah
Dr. Adnan Abbas
Dr. Asher Samuel Bhatti
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- climate variability and climate change
- climate modeling
- global and regional climate models
- climate extremes (heat waves, cold waves, floods, drought, aridity, etc.)
- trend analysis
- statistical downscaling techniques
- spatiotemporal mapping of hydrometeorological parameters
- climate dynamics
- climate change impacts
- water resources
- food security