About this Research Topic
During recent decades, the global climate and environment have experienced unprecedented changes. Much evidence indicates that the global surface temperature is increasing rapidly, especially in the Arctic, and extreme climate and environmental events are frequently occurring. Climate and environmental changes not only have a great impact on society and the economy but also seriously exert far-reaching impacts on both human lives and health. Therefore, revealing the mechanisms behind the climate and environmental changes is critical to advancing our understanding and predicting of the global climate and environmental changes and their impacts.
Climate change can cause environmental change, and environmental change may in turn affect climate change. For example, the faster Arctic warming can change the mid-latitude large-scale atmospheric circulation and further modulate the regional air quality through transport and diffusion. Conversely, the air pollution associated with industrial activities may also affect the regional and global climate through the complicated aerosol-climate interaction. The limited understanding of these feedback and interactions adds uncertainty to predicting the future evolution of the climate and environment.
This Research Topic welcomes papers that advance our understanding of changes in the climate and environmental feedback and interactions. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Observational analyses in which historical changes (over any time scale) are diagnosed
• Modeling studies addressing feedback and mechanisms contributing to climate and environmental changes
• Studies addressing future climate and environmental changes
• Extreme events in the climate-environment interaction
• Attribution studies for these feedback and interactions
Keywords: Global warming, Climate change, Air pollution, Aerosol, Ozone, Atmospheric circulation, Arctic sea ice, Model simulation
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