About this Research Topic
This Research Topic seeks contributions that advance our understanding of current and future weather and climate extremes in cities, how they would influence different aspects of the urban environment, and the cost and effectiveness of various mitigation and adaptation strategies. These include heat waves, cold waves, extreme precipitation events, hurricanes and storms, urban flooding, coastal flooding, droughts, and air pollution episodes. Studies can be based on field (station-based and mobile) measurements, remote sensing techniques, and statistical and numerical models at different spatial and temporal scales. Contributions reviewing recent advances or evaluating the implementation of policies or interventions (for risk prevention and management) are also welcome.
This collection welcomes three types of contributions: research article/review, perspective/brief report/mini-review, and data report/opinion.
Although contributions on all related topics are welcome, those addressing at least one of the following three major themes are preferred:
(1) Understanding the physical processes of weather and climate extremes in the urban environment and their interactions with the local climate (e.g., urban heat island) and global warming.
(2) Quantifying the direct and cascading impacts of weather and climate extremes on air quality, water quality, human health, building energy consumption, and other urban infrastructures, such as water and power supply, drainage systems, and transportation.
(3) Evaluating the effectiveness of various mitigation and adaptation strategies in response to current and future weather and climate extremes in cities, including but not limited to green infrastructure, blue infrastructure, white roofs, reflective and permeable pavements, urban irrigation, and morphological design.
Keywords: urban climate, urban meteorology, weather and climate extremes, urban air quality, mitigation and adaptation, green infrastructure, sustainable urban development, global warming, urban heat island
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