Special Issue "Carbonaceous Aerosols Association in Atmosphere (CA3)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 650

Special Issue Editors

Atmospheric Science Division, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital 263001, India
Interests: atmospheric aerosol observation; black carbon; radiative and climate impact; in situ and remote sensing aerosols; radiation; aerosol–cloud interactions; carbonaceous aerosols; source apportionment; secondary aerosol formations; air pollution; specific phenomena like dust storms and biomass burning; solar energy
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School of Surveying and Land Information Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, 454003 Jiaozuo, China
Interests: atmospheric remote sensing; air quality; aerosols; air quality and human health; aerosol classification; aerosol retrievals; remote sensing of land and atmospheric parameters; atmospheric correction of remote sensing data
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Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India
Interests: analytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; atmospheric chemistry; source apportionment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbonaceous aerosols have received significant scientific interest due to their crucial impacts on climate and human health. Carbonaceous aerosols mainly consist of organic carbon (OC) and elemental carbon (EC), which are commonly referred to as black carbon (BC/rBC/EC) and brown carbon (BrC). Light-absorbing carbonaceous aerosol (BC and BrC) is one of the key absorbing materials after carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and the most important radiative forcing factor to the Earth’s climate. In recent decades, carbonaceous aerosols have mainly been emitted from anthropogenic combustion (e.g., industrial emissions, road transport, domestic heating) and are of significant concern at both the local and global scales. Further, carbonaceous aerosols are responsible for adverse health effects and air quality degradation. Though extensive investigation via measurements and modeling has been performed in the last two decades, due to the lack of inadequate measurements and databases, large uncertainty still persists. Recently, there has been increasing interest in brown carbon (BrC; light-absorbing organic compound), but information around its source and characteristics is still limited. This Special Issue of Atmosphere aims to highlight new investigations of carbonaceous aerosols addressing any of the different perspectives including optical, physical, and chemical properties, climate change, source apportionment, emission inventories along with modeling advancements, as well as risk assessment for human health.

Dr. Umesh Chandra Dumka
Dr. Muhammad Bilal
Dr. Balram Ambade
Guest Editors

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  • black/brown/elemental/organic carbon
  • SOA formation
  • source apportionment and emission inventories
  • physical/optical properties of carbonaceous aerosols
  • air pollution measurements and modeling
  • light-absorbing carbonaceous aerosols
  • environment effects
  • human health effects and risk assessment
  • radiative effects
  • aerosol–cloud–radiation interactions
  • black carbon and glacier melting
  • indoor air quality and related human health risk assessment
  • climate change

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