[Atmosphere] - Special Issue - Extreme Hydro-Climate Events: Past, Present, and Future


In recent years, extreme hydroclimate events (such as floods and droughts) have occurred more frequently, leading to significant threats to lives and damage of property. It is, therefore, important and necessary to 1) better understand their mechanisms of occurrence and evolution, 2) propose more effective methods for early warning, and 3) develop novel techniques for risk analysis and vulnerability analysis. For instance, it is important to study extreme hydroclimate events at different spatial–temporal scales for a better understanding of their occurrence and propagation; utilize multisource data (e.g., ground data and remote sensing data) for more accurate and reliable prediction; and develop accurate disaster control methods (e.g., soil moisture prediction, rainfall data crowdsourcing, and streamflow forecasting) for better planning and management. Advances in these areas can provide new avenues for coping with extreme hydroclimate events.

This Special Issue aims to collect the latest methodological developments and applications in studying both historic and future extreme hydroclimate events. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Dynamics, mechanisms, and evolutions of extreme hydroclimate events

- Development of methods for identification and early warning of extreme hydroclimate events, especially in ungauged basins

- Improvements to information integration using multisource data

- New techniques for risk analysis and vulnerability analysis of extreme hydroclimate events

- Mitigation practices for real-world extreme hydroclimate events

Dr. Haiyun Shi
Prof. Dr. Bellie Sivakumar
Dr. Suning Liu
Dr. Xuezhi Tan
Dr. Nasser Najibi
Guest Editors