Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

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Special Issue

The Impacts of Global Warming and Urbanization on the Extremes of Weather and Climate

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Gemechu Fanta Garuma, PhD, Assistant professor

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Research Interests:

  • Linking meso-scale atmospheric models with micro-scale (CFD) models;
  • Impact of global warming and urban land use changes on flooding and wind storm in urban areas;
  • Turbulent fluid flow modeling;
  • Wind flow characteristics (flow separation and anisotropy) over the complex terrain;
  • Prediction of mean wind velocity over complex terrain (read the seminar presentation);
  • Wind energy site selection;
  • Parametrization of land surface-climate interaction;
  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) Turbulence parametrization;
  • Space climate and space weather-Sun-Earth interaction

Chris G. Tzanis, PhD

Section of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus, 157 84 Athens, Greece

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Research Interests: Climate dynamics; Climate physics; Climate change and variability; Aerosols; Ambient air quality; Ozone-climate interactions; Atmospheric physics and chemistry; Nonlinear processes; Artificial intelligence and machine learning; Remote sensing

About This Topic

Two of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time are global warming and urbanization induced extremes of weather and climate. The most important and pressing impacts of global warming and urbanization are: increased frequency and intensity of heat waves, precipitation leading to floods, shifting of the seasons, droughts and sea level rise. The impacts of global warming and urbanization on the extremes of weather and climate are a serious threat to human health and well-being.

The warming of the Earth as a result of high greenhouse gas emission into the atmosphere is projected to continue in the future. As the planet warms, it is expected that the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will increase. Similarly, urbanization is expected to increase in the future. This creates even a much warmer urban environment due to the absorption of heat by buildings, roads and other impervious infrastructures in the cities. The combined effects of global warming and urbanization are expected to have a significant impact on the extremes of weather and climate. There have been many studies that investigated the synergy between past heat waves and urban heat islands. But the link between global warming induced extremes of weather and climate such as droughts, floods and storms and the urbanization induced impacts such as urban heat islands, extremes of precipitation in the downwind part of the cities and their combined effect on the seasonal shifts, is not well understood.

Identifying the combined impacts of urbanization and global warming on the extremes of weather and climate is not sufficient. It is important to identify steps to mitigate and adapt to its impacts, especially in urban areas. This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy efficiency, and investing in infrastructure that can withstand extreme weather events.

This special issue therefore calls for papers that investigate the combined effects of urbanization and global warming induced extremes of weather and climate at different scales, that is from seasonal, decadal to end of the century projections. Research outputs focusing on current weather and climate to understand key processes deriving climate variability and predictability incorporating the impacts of urbanization and global warming are also entertained.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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