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Special Issue "Measurement and Application of Isotopes and Organic Tracers in Atmosphere"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2023) | Viewed by 5605
Special Issue Editors
Interests: black carbon aerosol; air pollution; source apportionment; isotope
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: air pollution; stable nitrogen isotope; Bayesian model; source apportionment; nitrate
Interests: particulate matter; carbonaceous aerosol; organic aerosols; carbon isotopes; source apportionment; health effects
Interests: air pollution; climate change; radiocarbon; stable isotopes; organic tracers
Special Issue Information
Air pollution and global warming pose serious threats to human health and the environment, yet knowledge regarding these two issues remains limited. Organic tracers (PAHs, anhydrosugar, dicarboxylic acids, alkanoic acids, etc.) and isotopes (Δ14C, δ13C, δ15N, δ18O, δ34S, etc.) are powerful tools for investigating sources, atmospheric processing, and the budget of atmospheric pollutants (e.g., carbonaceous aerosols, nitrate, sulfate, ammonia, and volatile organic compounds) and greenhouse gases (e.g., carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide). The measurements of specific tracers and isotopes can significantly improve our understanding of the environmental and climatic effects from anthropogenic activities and thus will provide fundamental scientific supports for the mitigation strategies of air quality.
In view of the above, this Special Issue aims to collect the latest original research and review papers on the studies of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- analysis techniques of isotopes and organic tracers in atmosphere
- source apportionment and atmospheric processing of air pollutants and greenhouse gases using the measurements of isotopes and source-specific tracers
- characteristics of isotopes and organic tracers in emission sources (e.g., biomass burning, industry emission and vehicular exhaust)
- identification of oxidation paths and aging processes for key air pollutants (e.g., sulfate, nitrate, primary and secondary organic aerosols).
Dr. Junwen Liu
Dr. Zheng Zong
Dr. Caiqing Yan
Dr. Yanlin Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- air pollutants
- greenhouse gases
- organic tracers
- source apportionment
- atmospheric aging