About this Research Topic
This Research Topic brings together studies on marine heatwaves from across the range of marine science disciplines, covering physical processes through ecological impacts. Relevant themes include characterization of historical events from ocean observations and/or models, progress in understanding the underlying dynamics in the generation and decay of marine heatwaves, the impacts of climate variability and anthropogenic climate change on marine heatwave properties, improvements in monitoring systems for marine heatwaves, and documentation of impacts on marine ecosystems, fisheries, and aquaculture. Spatial scope is not limited, and studies cover small-scale coastal zones, regional basin-scale domains – including tropical, mid-latitude and polar studies – up to fully global analyses.
A range of article types will be considered, including: Original Research, Reviews, Mini Reviews, Data Reports, Brief Research Reports, as well as Perspective and Opinion pieces.
Keywords: Extreme events, ocean temperature, ecosystem impacts, climate variability, climate change
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.