Special Issue "Air Quality and Climate"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Huiting Mao
Department of Chemistry State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry 420 Jahn Lab 1 Forestry Dr. Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
Website: http://www.esf.edu/faculty/mao/
E-Mail: hmao@esf.edu
Phone: (315) 470-6823

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Air quality and climate change issues are at the forefront of our national environmental agenda.  Vast differences exist between geographic areas regarding local pollutant emissions, air pollution formation, transport of pollutants, and climate.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projected “declining air quality in cities” into the future in response to climate change based on future climate scenarios and no emission reductions.

Air quality and climate are intricately connected through complex interactions.  For instance, ozone and particle formation are highly dependent on weather and would hence respond to climate change, while changes in ozone and particles can in turn impact climate, as the former is a greenhouse gas and the latter affects energy budget via its optical properties.  Moreover, any increases or decreases in ozone and particle concentrations are linked to changes in concentrations of their precursors through numerous chemical and physical processes.  In general, atmospheric chemistry-climate interactions are still poorly understood.

Manuscripts on all aspects of air quality and climate are welcome for this special issue.

Dr. Huiting Mao
Guest Editor


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  • climate
  • climate Change
  • air quality
  • air pollution meteorology
  • atmospheric chemistry
  • chemistry-climate interaction
  • ozone
  • particulate matter
  • aerosol
  • nitrogen oxides
  • volatile organic compounds
  • mercury
  • anthropogenic emission
  • biogenic emission

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p. 699-719
by , ,  and
Atmosphere 2014, 5(4), 699-719; doi:10.3390/atmos5040699
Received: 7 May 2014; in revised form: 9 September 2014 / Accepted: 24 September 2014 / Published: 15 October 2014
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p. 435-453
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Atmosphere 2014, 5(2), 435-453; doi:10.3390/atmos5020435
Received: 20 March 2014; in revised form: 6 May 2014 / Accepted: 15 May 2014 / Published: 16 June 2014
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p. 178-197
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Atmosphere 2014, 5(2), 178-197; doi:10.3390/atmos5020178
Received: 17 December 2013; in revised form: 7 March 2014 / Accepted: 18 March 2014 / Published: 4 April 2014
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