Special Section on Visualization in Environmental Sciences

  in Special Issue   Posted on December 18, 2020

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Fri 30 Jul 2021
Journal Impact Factor : 1.176
Journal Name : Computers and Graphics
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Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-graphics/call-for-papers/special-section-on-visualization-in-environmental-sciences
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-graphics

Special Issue Call for Papers:

 Computers & Graphics Special Section

Visualization in Environmental Sciences

Guest Editors: Karsten Rink 1, Kathrin Feige 2, Gerik Scheuermann 3 

1 Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

2 Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany

3 Leipzig University, Germany

Warming Stripes for the entire globe, showing average temperatures for the years 1850-2019, as an example for an expressive method of visualizing global warming. (Source: Ed Hawkins, University of Reading, https://showyourstripes.info/)

 

Scope and Context

Research in environmental sciences is becoming increasingly important, as we are faced with problems concerning climate change, water scarcity, environmental pollution, or biodiversity changes – topics that affect the entire population of the globe, from small to large scales. With the growing significance of research into this direction, both size and complexity of the underlying data are becoming larger and larger. At the same time, datasets are highly heterogeneous, with differences in structure, spatio-temporal resolution, scale, quality, and uncertainty.

For researchers, visualization is a vital component in the process of exploring and understanding phenomena described by such complex data. Visualization can also support practitioners and stakeholders to make informed decisions, or help to inform the general public about environmental topics. However, due to the amount and the heterogeneous nature of the data, target-oriented visualization remains a complex task that requires state-of-the-art techniques to convey complex information in a comprehensible manner.

 

Topics and Themes

This special issue invites contributions addressing the challenge of integrating and visualizing environmental data for research, operations, or outreach. Our goal is to raise awareness to the importance of visualization for the environmental sciences and to establish a forum for interdisciplinary discussions. Application areas include, but are not limited to

  • Climate research, Meteorology
  • Atmosphere modelling
  • Geology, geography, geophysics
  • Soil and groundwater research
  • Energy resources
  • Waste management
  • Land use research
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services

Articles can be submitted starting February 1, 2021, but should be submitted no later than July 30, 2021.

Instructions for authors and paper templates can be found on the Computers and Graphics website (https://www.elsevier.com/journals/computers-and-graphics/0097-8493/guide-for-authors).

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