Special Issue "Land-Atmosphere Interaction in Micrometeorology and Pollution Dispersal"


A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Daniele Contini
Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Italian National Research Council, Str. Prv. Lecce-Monteroni km 1.2, 73100 Lecce, Italy
E-Mail: d.contini@isac.cnr.it
Fax: +39 0832 298716
Interests: transport, dispersion and transformation of atmospheric pollutants; emission and deposition processes of gas and particles; identification and characterisation of aerosol sources; Planetary Boundary-Layer structure and micrometeorology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Land-atmosphere interaction is a key-aspect in several atmospheric processes of the surface layer and, more generally, of the Planetary Boundary-Layer. This interaction determines the energy balance at the surface, which, in turn, influences turbulence, atmospheric stability, and surface-layer structure. There is nowadays a strong interest in the scientific community in the measurement and modeling of atmosphere-surface exchange, over different typologies of surfaces, of energy, tracers, and pollutants for studying both air quality implications and impact on climate in urban, coastal, and remote sites. The vertical exchange (flux) of water vapor is an essential part of the water balance in the biosphere. The determination of vertical net exchange of CO2 over forest and vegetated surfaces is extremely important in determining the CO2 concentration levels and trends at a global scale and has an important role in climate change scenarios. The net balance between pollutant emission and deposition in urban areas and its parameterization is a key-step in modeling and in the evaluation of the role of urban agglomerates and mega-cities on air quality, health, and climate.

Manuscripts on all aspects of land-atmosphere interactions are welcome for this special issue.

Dr. Daniele Contini
Guest Editor


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  • Micrometeorology
  • Surface-layer structure and turbulence
  • Emission and deposition processes
  • Vertical fluxes
  • Surface energy balance
  • Deposition velocity

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p. 255-272
Atmosphere 2015, 6(3), 255-272; doi:10.3390/atmos6030255
Received: 5 November 2014 / Revised: 16 January 2015 / Accepted: 29 January 2015 / Published: 27 February 2015
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Atmosphere 2014, 5(4), 775-787; doi:10.3390/atmos5040775
Received: 3 September 2014 / Revised: 16 October 2014 / Accepted: 21 October 2014 / Published: 28 October 2014
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