Impact of Volcanic Eruptions on the Atmosphere

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 176

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Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, 90146 Palermo, Italy
Interests: geochemistry; stable isotopes in CO2; volcanic gases; gas hazard; GIS; gas emissions in urban zones; aqueous geochemistry; environmental geochemistry
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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e del Mare, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Via Archirafi, 36, 90123 Palermo, Italy
Interests: geochemistry and volcanology; environmental impact of volcanic activity

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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e del Mare, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Via Archirafi, 36, 90123 Palermo, Italy
Interests: trace element geochemistry; volcanic emissions; volcanic particulate; passive degassing volcanoes; volcanic ashes; atmospheric deposition; environmental impact of volcanoes; active and passive biomonitoring

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The impact of volcanic eruptions on the atmosphere is a matter of great interest to scientists and researchers worldwide. Volcanic activity releases a vast amount of gas, ash, and aerosols that can have a significant impact on our planet’s climate and air quality. These eruptions can inject large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and other gases into the stratosphere, where they can persist for years and have long-lasting effects. For example, sulfur dioxide reacts with water vapor, forming sulfuric acid aerosols that can scatter and absorb solar radiation, leading to a cooling effect on the Earth's surface. Volcanic eruptions can also have detrimental effects on air quality. Fine ash particles and aerosols can have health impacts on local populations, leading to respiratory issues and other ailments.

Considering the importance of understanding the impact of volcanic eruptions on the atmosphere, we invite researchers and scientists to submit papers for a Special Issue on this subject. This Special Issue aims to gather cutting-edge research, observations, and modelling studies to enhance our knowledge of how volcanic eruptions influence our atmosphere. We encourage the submission of papers focusing on a range of topics, such as the climate effects of volcanic emissions, the impact on atmospheric depositions and related atmospheric chemical processes, ash dispersion modelling and how it can influence the geochemical cycle of the elements, the impact of air quality on health and the environment, and mitigation strategies.

The objective of this Special Issue is to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge and foster further advancements in this critical field. Contributions from interdisciplinary research teams, incorporating geology, atmospheric science, remote sensing, environmental geochemistry, and health sciences, among others, are highly encouraged.

Dr. Roberto M.R. Di Martino
Prof. Dr. Francesco Parello
Dr. Sergio Calabrese
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  • geochemistry
  • volcanic eruptions
  • atmosphere
  • volcanic gases
  • aerosols
  • volcanic ashes
  • air quality
  • gas hazard
  • atmospheric deposition
  • human health

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