Special Issue "Atmospheric Aerosols and Climate Impacts"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 112

Special Issue Editors

Beihang Hangzhou Innovation Institute Yuhang, Xixi Octagon City, Yuhang District, Hangzhou 310023, China
Interests: aerosol pollution; receptor model; source apportionment; aerosol acidity; formation mechanism
Beihang Hangzhou Innovation Institute Yuhang, Xixi Octagon City, Yuhang District, Hangzhou 310023, China
Interests: aging mechanism of aerosol particles; individual particle analysis; aerosol sources, composition, and chemistry
Beihang Hangzhou Innovation Institute Yuhang, Xixi Octagon City, Yuhang District, Hangzhou 310023, China
Interests: atmospheric chemistry; chemical composition analysis; brown carbon; secondary organic aerosol

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Atmospheric aerosols are nano- to microsized solid and liquid particles suspended in the air, such as dust, smoke, and soot. Aerosols play vital roles in the atmospheric cycle, climate, and public health. From the perspective of their climate effects, aerosols can have both direct and indirect effects on the Earth’s climate system. Atmospheric aerosols can directly affect climate by scattering and absorbing solar radiation, leading to changes in the amount of energy that reaches the Earth’s surface. They can also act as cloud condensation nuclei and ice nuclei, indirectly impact climate by altering cloud and ice formation, and affect the reflectivity of the Earth’s surface and the amount of solar radiation that is absorbed or reflected. Despite decades of extensive research, the behavior and impact of atmospheric aerosols still remain highly uncertain in comparison to other known climate drivers. This uncertainty poses a significant challenge to our ability to distinguish the roles of aerosols and greenhouse gases in past climate change, in turn preventing us from reliably predicting future climate. Therefore, to advance our understanding of the role of atmospheric aerosols in climate change, we are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Special Issue on “Atmospheric Aerosols and Climate Impacts”. This issue aims to provide a platform for researchers to share their latest findings and advancements in this area. In order to promote a diverse range of perspectives and approaches to this topic, we welcome submissions from researchers in both field measurements and simulation studies. We encourage researchers to submit papers on the following topics or any other relevant research associated with atmospheric aerosols and their impact on climate.

Topics of interest for the Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • The investigation of physical and chemical properties of ambient aerosols;
  • Aerosol formation mechanisms;
  • The ice-nucleating ability of particles;
  • The impact of aerosols on climate.

Dr. Jingsha Xu
Dr. Lei Liu
Dr. Shanshan Tang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • atmospheric aerosols
  • chemical properties
  • formation mechanism
  • cloud condensation nuclei
  • ice nuclei
  • climate impacts

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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