Recently, several special sessions on land use change and climate were organized at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Based on the quality of the papers, interest among authors, and importance of the topic highlighted by the IGBP, IPCC, and US Climate Change Science Program, we are organizing the publication of a special issue in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology (JAMC).
The theme issue will specifically focus on the role of land use and land cover change on all aspects of local, regional and global climate. Manuscripts may include modeling, observational, or experimental research. The manuscript submission deadline for this special issue is June 30th, 2006. The submission process will employ the current web-based submission platform of the American Meteorological Society. Authors must indicate in the "description" section of the submission web-page that the paper should be part this special issue, and include the special issue title ("Impacts of Land Use Change on Climate").
Submitted manuscripts will be handled by the regular editors of JAMC and will go through the regular peer review process as per guidelines of the AMS and JAMC. To participate in this special issue or obtain further information, please contact the organizers:
Oliver W. Frauenfeld:
AMS manuscript submission link: http://www.ametsoc.org/au_upload/index.cfm