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Call for Papers: Handbook of Extreme Weather and Climate Events

September 20, 2018 in Journal Special Issue, Projects

There is at present a paucity of specific literature, which combines the theory and practice of management of  extreme weather and climate events.  The “Handbook of Extreme  Weather and Climate Events: understanding and managing the extreme impacts of  climate change” is a concrete attempt to address this need.

The Handbook will focus on both, future  projections of  weather and climate extremes  deriving from  climate models, and the impacts seen at present across all five continents. This combination of  appraisals of the present problems and expected ones in the future, will make this publication especially useful not only as a tool for teaching and research, but also in guiding  policy-making. Ultimately, the “Handbook of Extreme  Weather and Climate Events: understanding and managing the extreme impacts of  climate change”  is expected to provide a meaningful contribution towards increasing the preparedness of both, industrialised and developing countries, to cope with extreme weather and climate events.

It will be be published as part of the “Climate Change Management Series”, the world´s leading peer-reviewed book series on climate change adaptation, published with Springer: https://www.springer.com/series/8740

The topics to be tackled include- but are not limited to- the following ones, whose scope sometimes overlap:

* Causes and consequences of floods: flash floods, urban floods, river floods, coastal floods
* Droughts and the impacts of dry spells
* Heat waves and the urban heat island effect
* Impacts of extreme events to biodiversity and ecosystems services
* Impacts of extreme events to heritage sites and buildings
*  Health impacts of extreme events
* Impacts of extreme events on water availability
* Impacts of extreme events to people and communities (e.g. farmers, pastorialists, urban and peri-urban populations)
* Climate change management strategies to handle and cope with extreme weather and climate events
* Others (please consult the editorial team if you have any ideas)

Expressions of interest to contribute to the Handbook, initially consisting of a 200 words abstract with the full details names and contact of the authors, should be sent to Svenja Scheday at: svenja.scheday@haw-hamburg.de by 30th November 2018. Full papers are due by 20th February 2019. Further details will be discussed with the authors whose abstracts have been accepted.

Special Issue: Impacts of Urban Overheating on Human Life: the Potential of Mitigation and Adaptation Technologies

August 22, 2018 in Journal Special Issue

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute original research and review articles to the special issue of the International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health (ISSM 1660-4601) entitled as “Impacts of Urban Overheating on Human Life: the Potential of Mitigation and Adaptation Technologies“. This special issue belongs to the section “Climate Change and Human Health“.

Special issue information:

Local climate change, including but not limited to the Urban Heat Island effect, is driven by the increasing expansion of our cities and enhanced by global climate change. The ensuing outcome is one of the main environmental challenges of today with major impacts on energy and human health. As the outdoor ambient temperature is increased during the cooling season, total and peak cooling energy and electricity demands rise consequently. Additionally, urban overheating impacts human well-being and health, ranging from increased thermal stress to peaks in morbidity and mortality, specifically during heatwaves. Therefore, it is paramount that mitigation and adaptation strategies for urban heating and overheating are proposed and assessed in detail.

To respond to this urgency, Environmental Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health invite researchers to contribute original research and review articles dealing with all aspects of urban heating and its impact on human life in urban areas. These contributions include recent experimental and modeling studies, implementing techniques and developments tailored to the assessment of urban heating, as well as mitigation and adaptation scenarios proposed and assessed in various urban climates. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • To investigate the impact of urban overheating on building energy needs, electricity demand, health, economy, and hygrothermal comfort.
  • To propose comprehensive methodologies and metrics for quantifying the local and global impact of urban overheating.
  • To present the cooling potential of innovative mitigation and adaptation technologies (from both urban and building design perspectives). In particular, we are interested in original contributions on the development and testing of methods to measure and model the performance of consolidated and advanced technologies, with the identification of the elements of uncertainty, evaluating their reliability and performance in the context of the application.
  • To evaluate the impact and role of advanced mitigation and adaptation policies on human health, energy, peak electricity demand, environment, economy, and comfort.
  • To present innovative application of mitigation and adaptation solution in large-scale projects both at the theoretical and experimental level.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019.

For more information and instructions for authors visit here.

Guest Editors
Dr. Negin Nazarian
Dr. Riccardo Paolini

Scientific advisor
Professor Mattheos Santamouris 

Special Issue URL: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/UOL

Call for papers: Special Issue “Remote Sensing of Urban Energy and CO2 Fluxes”

June 6, 2018 in Journal Special Issue

Dear Colleagues,
Prof. Eberhard Parlow and I are serving as Guest Editors for a Special Issue entitled “Remote Sensing of Urban Energy and CO2 Fluxes” for the Remote Sensing journal. We would like to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue.
For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/urban_energy
The submission deadline is 30 June 2019. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline.
Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (remotesensing@mdpi.com), if possible.
Remote Sensing is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. The Article Processing Charges (APC) for accepted papers are CHF 1800. You may be entitled to a discount if you have previously received a discount code or if your institute is participating in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), for more information see: http://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap.
For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/instructions).
Best regards,
Dr. Nektarios Chrysoulakis
Director of Research at FORTH / IACM
100 N. Plastira Str., Vassilika Vouton, GR 70013
Heraklion, Greece

Special Issue on “Remote Sensing of Urban Energy and CO2 Fluxes”

May 30, 2018 in Journal Special Issue

Prof. Eberhard Parlow and Dr Nektarios Chrysoulakis are serving as Guest Editors for a Special Issue entitled “Remote Sensing of Urban Energy and CO2 Fluxes” for the Remote Sensing journal. They invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue.

For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at:
The submission deadline is 30 June 2019. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline.
Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (remotesensing@mdpi.com), if possible.
For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website
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