Special Issue "Evolution Processes of Organic Aerosols"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 346

Special Issue Editors

Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Interests: aerosol chemistry; aerosol measurements; air pollution modeling; source apportionment of organic aerosols; health effects of aerosols
School of Environment and Energy, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: aerosol chemistry and volatility; aerosol measurements; source apportionment of organic aerosols; evolution of secondary organic aerosol

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We have launched this Special Issue to present up-to-date advances in research on the evolution processes of organic aerosols (OAs). OAs comprise a large fraction of aerosols’ mass and are formed from various emission sources and transformation processes. The dynamic and continual process of OA evolution influences the effects of aerosols on climate and air quality. Although there have been numerous improvements in the understanding of OAs over last decades, details of the evolution of OAs—including sources, atmospheric processing, and removal—remain uncertain, i.e., models have often had trouble capturing the observed magnitudes of OAs. To further obtain a more comprehensive understanding of OA evolution, this Special Issue calls for original research on these topics:

  • Instrument development for OA measurements
  • Field observations of OAs
  • Lab studies on the oxidation mechanisms of OAs
  • Chemical and physical characterization of OAs
  • Source apportionment and origins analysis of OAs
  • Mechanisms of OA removal
  • The associations between OAs and other important aerosol species

Dr. Qiao Zhu
Dr. Liming Cao
Guest Editors

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  • air quality
  • atmospheric chemistry
  • organic aerosols evolution
  • oxidation mechanisms
  • source apportionment
  • removal mechanisms
  • aerosol instruments

Published Papers

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