Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Climate Change Effect on Surface Water Temperature in Lakes and Sea Areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2023) | Viewed by 4058
Interests: lake remote sensing; warming of Dead Sea and Lake Kinneret surface water due to climate change; trends of atmospheric aerosols using satellite data and ground-based measurements; modelling and forecast of desert dust and sea salt aerosols
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It is well known that, in recent decades, global atmospheric warming has been observed. This air warming in the overlying atmosphere can be reflected in the surface water temperature of lakes and seas. As a consequence of the air being in contact with the surface of water bodies, the air–water interaction affects the dynamics and thermodynamics of the air and water boundary layers. Some other atmospheric factors, such as solar radiation, cloudiness, winds, and evaporation, as well as their trends, could affect surface water temperature and its trends.
In recent years, our planet has experienced some of the warmest air temperatures ever recorded, accompanied by record-breaking weather extremes such as powerful storms, severe flooding and droughts, and huge wildfires. Therefore, the sensitivity of surface water temperature and its trends in lakes and sea areas requires comprehensive investigation.
Lakes in arid regions characterized by droughts and infrequent rainfall are particularly sensitive to climatic changes. The above-mentioned changes are accompanied by increased evaporation and decreased rates of inflow water. This affects lake water temperature and lake shrinkage. Climate changes contribute to the fact that many of the world's lakes located in arid regions are shrinking at alarming rates.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present studies using state-of-the-art approaches to comprehensively investigate surface temperature trends in lakes and sea areas. These approaches might be based on spatially resolved temperature remote sensing observations, in situ measurements, and model results.
Dr. Pavel Kishcha
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- surface water temperature
- lakes and sea areas
- water temperature trends
- atmospheric warming
- remote sensing
- satellite temperature observations