Special Issue "Impact-Based Forecast and Early Warnings from Meteorological Services"

A special issue of Meteorology (ISSN 2674-0494).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 695

Special Issue Editors

1. Environmental Meteorology, University of Freiburg, D-79085 Freiburg, Germany
2. Research Centre Human Biometeorology, Deutscher Wetterdienst, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany
Interests: human biometeorology; urban bioclimatology; climate and tourism; climate impact research
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Extreme weather events such as extreme heat, heavy rain, and intense tropical cyclones are found to occur in many areas over the whole globe. The conventional weather forecast and warning services face significant challenges when it comes to such high-impact but low probabilistic events. Global climate change is adding to these complexities with processes likely to become more extreme, near linear dependences of variables becoming non-linear, and non-linear events becoming much more difficult to measure, model, and predict. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has put forward the concept of risk-based, multi-hazard and impact-based weather forecast and early warning services. Many such services have been tried out or are even in operational phases in a number of meteorological services around the world.

This Special Issue focuses on experience sharing of the development and implementation of impact-based weather forecast and early warning services. It will include the discussion of a number of extreme weather events, such as the definition of cold surges which is better aligned with human thermal perception and the consideration of flooding for rainstorm warning services, to name a few. It is hoped that the Special Issue will provide a platform for showcasing the latest developments and operational implementation of impact-based weather forecasting and early warning services. Contributions on operational weather forecasting services are particularly welcome.

Dr. Pak-Wai Chan
Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • impact-based weather forecast
  • weather warning
  • extreme weather
  • low probabilistic events

Published Papers

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