Special Issue “Wildfire Events and Climate and Weather Variability: Observations, Simulations and Predictions”

Extreme wildfires lead to direct and indirect impacts from local to global scales, and play an important role in Earth systems. However, it is well-recognised that climate changes are altering wildfire activity worldwide, with an increasing number of events presenting extreme fire behaviour. Wildfires can occur naturally from lightning strikes or due to human factors, and smoke aerosols emitted from fires greatly influence air quality, weather, and climate. Atmosphere is dedicating this Special Issue to publishing the latest studies in the context of wildfires as they relate to climate and weather variability.

The main topics to be presented in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to: 1) climate changes and fire risk/vulnerability assessment; 2) atmospheric circulation and mega fires; 3) fire–weather interactions and modelling; 4) pyro-convection activity; 5) use of remote sensing and Earth observations (EOs) for studying wildfires; 6) lightning and natural forest fires; and 7) smoke aerosol emission, transport, and impacts on atmosphere and air quality.

We encourage contributions which present innovative research, reviews and case studies examining all aspects of wildfires, from observation to numerical modelling results that are useful for understanding these extreme events.

Dr. Flavio T. Couto
Dr. Stergios Kartsios
Dr. Aurélien Costes
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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