Special Issue "Atmospheric Aerosol Optical Properties (2nd Edition)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2023 | Viewed by 244

Special Issue Editors

Departamento de Física, Universidade da Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: aerosol optical properties; absorption Ångström exponent; SEM/EDX; instrumentation; individual characterization of aerosol particles
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Departamento de Matemática y Física, University of Magallanes, Av. Pdte. Manuel Bulnes 01855, Punta Arenas, Chile
Interests: meteorology; climatology; environmental chemistry; atmospheric pollution; atmospheric physics; optics; remote sensing; air quality; atmosphere; environment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After the successful Special Issue "Atmospheric Aerosol Optical Properties", reporting results from different regions of the world, we decided to launch a Second Volume of the Special Issue on Atmospheric Aerosol Optical Properties. We propose a space to show the results of recent advances in the field of the optical properties of aerosols. Solar radiation interacts with atmospheric aerosols, and they can act both as absorbers of solar light, heating the atmosphere, or they can act as scatterers, preventing the solar radiation from reaching the ground and cooling the atmosphere. These processes are called the direct effect of aerosols or Aerosol-Radiation Interaction (ARI). Determining the radiative forcing (RF) linked with the direct effect of aerosol particles has uncertainties due to the wide spatial and temporal variations in the number concentration, chemical composition, and size distribution of aerosol particles. So, it is challenging to consider them in climate models.

Besides their contribution to climate change and visibility conditions, this topic is also relevant to those working with identifying potential sources of aerosols. Original results from laboratory and field measurements, both remote and in situ, are all welcome contributions. Authors are encouraged to include a section touching on future issues, opportunities, and/or concerns related to the next decade's horizons, especially for reports from the southern hemisphere, where there are insufficient atmospheric measurements and characterizations of aerosols.

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

  • absorption and scattering coefficients;
  • single scattering albedo and extinction coefficients;
  • absorption and scattering Ångström exponents;
  • effects of aerosols over climate: radiative forcing;
  • other effects of aerosols: visibility;
  • relation of the Aerosol Optical properties with the Aerosols.

Dr. Sandra Mogo
Dr. Boris Barja
Guest Editors

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  • aerosol optical properties
  • aerosol absorption
  • aerosol scattering
  • aerosol single scattering albedo
  • aerosol Ångström exponent

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