Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Investigations of Primary and Secondary Organic Aerosols in Atmosphere"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 January 2024 | Viewed by 1292
For the better part of the past decade, organic aerosols, both primary (POA) and secondary (SOA), have been at the forefront of atmospheric science since they comprise a sizable part of particulate matter, making them relevant in policy discussions, especially since their concentrations are harder to control than inorganic species. Given the increased drive towards cleaner air and zero-carbon emissions, the intricate interactions between anthropogenic and biogenic emissions and the plethora of diverse sources (biomass burning, vegetation, industrial emissions, etc.), the composition of the atmosphere has been constantly changing. This makes investigating the lifecycle and chemistry of organic aerosols particularly challenging, due to the dependence of the underlying mechanisms on a multitude of factors, from NOx levels to liquid water content and acidity. Most of our knowledge concerning the above comes from field campaigns and chamber studies, which is then adapted for use in regulatory modeling. Air quality models still tend to underpredict organic aerosols, albeit at an increasingly reduced rate compared to past years, which highlights the fact that there are still gaps in our understanding that need to be filled. As such, this Special Issue is devoted to recent advances in our understanding of organic aerosols emission/formation, chemistry and lifecycle, either in a measurement or modeling context.
Dr. Petros N. Vasilakos
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- aerosol chemistry
- biomass burning
- chamber studies