Special Issue "Air Quality and Climate"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2014)
Dr. Huiting Mao (Website)
Department of Chemistry State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry 420 Jahn Lab 1 Forestry Dr. Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
Interests: tropospheric chemistry; atmospheric mercury; air quality; ozone and carbon monoxide; long range transport; regional budgets of trace gases; air quality modeling
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
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- climate Change
- air quality
- air pollution meteorology
- atmospheric chemistry
- chemistry-climate interaction
- particulate matter
- nitrogen oxides
- volatile organic compounds
- anthropogenic emission
- biogenic emission