为了讨论、总结这些进展在今夏暴雨的预报和防灾减灾工作中的作用及对未来工作的启示，大气所主办英文期刊Advances in Atmospheric Sciences（AAS）主编邀请AAS的中、日、英、美编委组织“2020之夏：亚洲的强降雨—机制、可预报性与影响”专刊，期待相关领域专家学者投稿！
（投稿类型请选择Special Issue: Rainfall2020）
Summer 2020: record rainfall in Asia – mechanisms, predictability and impacts
Call for papers
Robin Clark, Met Office, Exeter, UK
Xiquan Dong, University of Arizona, USA
Jianhua Sun, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tetsuya Takemi, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Huiling Yuan, Nanjing University, China
This year’s wet season rainfall throughout vast areas of Asia has been extraordinary.
After an exceptionally wet May in North East India and Bangladesh (which had double its usual May rainfall), excessive rainfall hit at least 10 provinces in central and southern China in June and July, causing extensive flooding impacts in many rural and city locations. Long standing rainfall, lake and river level records were broken in central and southern China. Flooding and landslides have also affected Japan with parts of Kumamoto province even recording 1000mm in just 3 days in early July. Southern regions of South Korea also received a month’s worth of rainfall in a single day on July 13th.
Current indications suggest that interactions between the simultaneous development of quasi-stationary precipitation systems along a very broad, extremely slow-moving front have played a role.
The amount and impacts of this summer’s rainfall are promising to exceed those of summer 1998, a major flood year in recent history. Since 1998 however, scientific understanding of such events and predictability on all timescales have improved substantially. This special issue, therefore, is a superb opportunity to show how these advances can be applied to events which have affected millions of people in the regions impacted.
Submissions, covering all aspects of the events of this summer are invited.
In particular, contributions regarding the dynamic mechanisms causing the Meiyu/Baiu rainfall, its predictability and the uncertainties of short-term climate predictions are of special interest. This includes predictability on short, medium and seasonal range timescales.
Furthermore, given that these types of events already occur in East Asia, and that climate change could enhance such events, we also encourage submissions about how the events of this summer could change in a future, warming world, to inform early plans for adaptation and mitigation of future occurrences of this type of summer.
Manuscript submission open: August 1, 2020
Manuscript submission deadline: March 1, 2021.
Papers will be published online upon acceptance
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