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Special Issue "Changes in Atmospheric Environment"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Air, Climate Change and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 395

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
Interests: atmospheric deposition; air pollution; regional transport; model simulation; atmospheric chemistry; source indentification; air quailty prediction
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing 100193, China
Interests: atmospheric environment; wet and dry deposition; nitrogen cycling; ammonia emission reduction
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Sustainable System Research Laboratory (SSRL), Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Abiko 2701194, Japan
Interests: numerical modeling simulation; air pollution; deposition
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Anthropogenic activities strongly influence the atmospheric environment, which in turn alters human lives. In recent years, the atmospheric environment has changed a great deal due to rapid development in economics, energy consumption and global climate change. For example, China’s GDP has increased by almost 6% in the past few decades; this has been associated with the emergence of serious environmental problems such as heavy haze pollution, ozone exposure and acid deposition. These serious atmospheric environmental problems degrade the quality of human lives, hinder the development of society and even change the global climate, which feedback with damaging disasters such as global warming, super rainstorms, and hurricanes. China’s government has implemented a series of measures to reduce the air pollutant emissions—it reformed the energy structure, eliminated backward production capacity, and halted or cut back on the production levels since the 2010s. The air quality improved substantially. China’s measures, which have taken less than 10 years, have proven to be successful. During these periods, long-term observation networks for air pollutants, comprehensive field measurements, and model simulations for the analysis of air pollution improved our scientific knowledge of the atmospheric environment. However, the connection between the changes in the social and environmental sciences remains unclear, and investigations into these changes are urgent and important to expand the knowledge of this research area.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Air pollution and climate change.
  • Long-term measurement and simulation on air pollution.
  • Relations between the changes in the atmospheric environment and human beings.
  • Prediction of future changes in the atmospheric environment.
  • Changes in the atmospheric environment, from Asia to worldwide.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Baozhu Ge
Prof. Dr. Xuejun Liu
Dr. Syuichi Itahashi
Guest Editors

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  • changes
  • atmospheric environment
  • prediction
  • human beings
  • air pollution
  • Asia
  • long-term measurement
  • modeling and simulation
  • deposition

Published Papers

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