Meteorology & Climate Change

How fast is the Earth warming? What do the most recent and updated climate models show will be the effects? And, when will those impacts hit? Meteorological and climatological research is at the center of wrestling with climate change—its path and its effects. 

On this page you’ll find current and ground-breaking meteorological and climatological research—hand-picked from both books and journals—focused on these urgent questions. 

Climate Action based on solid assessment of climate change signals

Fred Kucharski	 © Springer Naturenpj Climate © Springer Nature 2020We had an interview with Dr. Fred Kucharski, Research Scientist in the Earth System Physics Section at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy. We asked him to share his thoughts with us on the nature of his work and his commitment to addressing the SDGs. Dr. Kucharski is also Editor-in-Chief of our open access journal npj Climate and Atmospheric Science. Enjoy reading the interview.

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Increasing heat and rainfall extremes now far outside the historical climate

Early-onset of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakening in response to atmospheric CO2 concentration

Business-as-usual will lead to super and ultra-extreme heatwaves in the Middle East and North Africa

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Selected Books and Journals

9783030601478The Springer Handbook of Atmospheric Measurements

Measured data are the basis for describing and understanding the Earth's climate and its changes. The Springer Handbook of Atmospheric Measurements provides a clearly structured, concise and comprehensive account of the huge variety of atmospheric and related measurements relevant to environmental physicists and ecologists for the purpose of climate research. Presenting the whole range of in-situ and remote sensing methods that are indispensable to monitor all facets of the climate, this handbook contributes towards describing and predicting climate change and thus underpins the goals as specified in SDG-13.

Calls for Papers

The journal Bulletin of Atmospheric Science and Technnology calls for your paper submission in the following article collections. 

Find out more about the journal:  EditorialAims & Scope | Submission Guidlines

Take a closer look at our climate book series and get in touch with us if you are interested in publishing your volume in one of these series.

Nobel Prize 2018 © SpringerSyukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann have received Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 "for the physical modelling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming" and Giorgio Parisi "for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales."*

You are invited to read a selection of their research published across Springer Nature’s journals and books. 

Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 13 work at Springer Nature is easy. Springer Nature aspires to lead in publishing SDG research, and especially in open access (OA) SDG research.

You can add impact and power to your SDG-related research when you publish it at Springer Nature, and alongside leading research (like the examples above). Research published OA at Springer Nature gets more exposure. For example, research published in fully OA Springer Nature journals are downloaded over 7,000 times on average (up to 5x more than competitors) and cited 7.39 times on average.

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