SPEPS: Asian monsoon hydroclimate

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science welcomes submissions to the SPEPS series on 'Asian monsoon hydroclimate'.

The Asian monsoon system is one of the most complicated weather and climate systems in the world, involving interactions between land, ocean, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, with the impact of the biosphere becoming more involved as a result of various human activities. A number of recent research programmes have been devoted to understanding this complex monsoon system, for example the Monsoon Asian Hydro-Atmosphere Scientific Research and Prediction Initiative (MAHASRI), and the Asian Monsoon Years (AMY 2007–2012) in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and these efforts have done much to advance our understanding of the Asian monsoon hydroclimate.

In this SPEPS article collection we invite authors to contribute innovative research or reviews on the Asian monsoon hydroclimate. The general scientific areas that we are interested in are (i) monsoon variability and changes in diurnal, intra-seasonal, seasonal, inter-annual and multi-decadal time-scales; and (ii) past and future climate changes, their impact and adaptation. Both observation and modeling studies are welcome. 

Potential topics include but are not limited to:
・Land-ocean-atmosphere interactions
・Heavy precipitation and extremes
・Monsoon variability and changes
・Urban climate in monsoon Asian mega-city
・Past and future climate changes, impact and adaptation
・Data rescue in Asian monsoon hydroclimate

Submission Instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Progress in Earth and Planetary Science. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Progress in Earth and Planetary Science submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct SPEPS series please select the appropriate 'thematic series' in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the SPEPS series on 'High-definition topographic and geophysical data in geosciences'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Open for submissions: 1 Aug, 2016
Deadline for submissions: 30 June, 2017

Associate Editors
Shuichi Mori, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Toru Terao, Kagawa University, Japan
Johnny Chan, City University of Hong Kong, China
Ngo Duc Thanh, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:
• Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
• High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
• No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
• Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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