Atmospheric Pollutants: Characteristics, Sources and Transport (2nd Edition)

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 May 2024 | Viewed by 184

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Key Lab of Environmental Optics & Technology, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
Interests: stereoscopic remote sensing; instrument technology; aerosol; nitrous acid; ozone; source analysis; atmospheric oxidation capacity
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Institutes of Physical Science and Information Technology, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
Interests: stereoscopic observation; lidar; atmospheric chemistry model; data assimilation; machine learning
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Institutes of Physical Science and Information Technology, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
Interests: MAX-DOAS; air pollutant profile; optical remote sensing; neural network; downscaling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is a follow-up of the first Special Issue, entitled “Atmospheric Pollutants: Characteristics, Sources and Transport” ( published in Atmosphere.

Air pollution sources can be roughly classified into direct emissions, secondary production, and transport. Transportation can directly deteriorate the environment through the production and emission of a large number of pollutants. The movement of warm and humid air masses likely increases secondary aerosol formation by aggravating aqueous and heterogeneous reactions. Moreover, variations in atmospheric oxidation capacity could also deeply influence several pollution processes; therefore, it is also critical to understand the source, distribution, and transport process of atmospheric oxidants. In addition, considering their health risk to humans, it is also necessary to study the human health effects of different air pollutants. Field observations and model simulations are two important methods with which to understand the characteristics, physicochemical processes, and transport processes of air pollutants. Thus, we also strongly encourage authors to use advanced observation technologies (satellite remote sensing, Lidar, MAX-DOAS, etc.), analysis schemes (e.g., big data and machine learning), instruments, and models during their studies.

Solicited contributions include, but are not limited to, studies on the characteristics, sources, and transport analysis of air pollutants through measurements and simulations. Research on environmental monitoring instruments and models is also encouraged. We invite authors to submit original research or to review previous work and summarize the current state of the art. Submissions of research work by multi-country groups are of significant interest.

Dr. Chengzhi Xing
Dr. Yan Xiang
Dr. Qihua Li
Guest Editors

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  • stereoscopic observation
  • model
  • remote sensing
  • source analysis
  • transport
  • data assimilation
  • machine learning
  • aerosol
  • trace gases
  • atmospheric oxidation capacity
  • human health

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