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Call for Papers: "Impacts of Extreme Weather and Climate Events Across Sectors" ERL Focus Issue

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ERL Focus Issue on ‘Impacts of Extreme Weather and Climate Events Across Sectors’ – open call for submissions

ERL Focus Issue on ‘Impacts of Extreme Weather and Climate Events Across Sectors’ – open call for submissions

We would like to invite you to contribute to an upcoming special issue of Environmental Research Letters (<>)


‘Impacts of Extreme Weather and Climate Events Across Sectors’

This focus issue covers the ability of state-of-the-art climate-impact models to represent the impacts on natural and human systems of historically-observed climate, in particular of extreme climate and weather variability and singular events.

This issue calls for research that synthesises the performance of state-of-the-art climate-impact models, in order to gauge skill in projecting the impacts of future climate change. This will provide a much-needed assessment for relevant impact indicators such as crop yields, river discharge, changes in natural vegetation and associated carbon stocks and fluxes, fisheries and energy supply and demand. In particular, the papers will focus on the representation by impact models of the impacts of historical extreme weather and climate events and variability. Given the expectation that the frequency and intensity of extreme events, such as floods, droughts and storms, are likely to rise under most climate-change scenarios, and their substantial contribution to overall costs, robust projection of their impacts is essential to the debate on climate mitigation targets.

The full scope of the issue, including key questions that we would like to address, as well as information on article submission is available at:


This focus issue targets the wider audience of earth / environmental scientists and socio-economic researchers, in part due to the broad scope of ERL, but also because the journal is fully open access. This will allow your research to be widely disseminated amongst peers, diverse research communities and policy makers. Because of its open access, broad scope and additional coverage on our sister community website, <>

published ERL articles have outstandingly high visibility – the journal receives over 180,000 downloads per month and the latest ISI Impact Factor is 3.906.

Deadline for submissions The nominal dates for submissions are from now until _1 November 2016_. ERL is able to publish focus issues incrementally, which means that accepted articles can be published as soon as they have gone through the publication process. In this way, no delay will be incurred in the publication of individual contributions. All contributions will be collected via the dedicated webpage above and on an on-going basis future contributions to the issue will be added as and when they have also been through the publication process.

ERL is completely free to read and is funded solely by article publication charges, and authors should therefore be aware of the publication costs per article (details available here: <_>). Discounts on the article charges are available, 25% off of the charge if you sign up (for free) to <>

and 10% for each article you have refereed for the journal in the last year.

If you believe you have may have a suitable article to contribute to the issue, please contact either the ERL journal team ( or the one of the Guest Editors listed below with details of your proposed article.

Best wishes

Guillaume Wright Executive Editor /Environmental Research Letters/
On behalf of: Katja Frieler (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) Franziska Piontek (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) Senthold Asseng (University of Florida) Berit Arheimer (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute) Anja Rammig (Technische Universität München) Taikan Oki (The University of Tokyo) Wolfgang Cramer (CNRS - Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology) (Guest Editors)

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