Special Issue "Sources, Formation and Impacts of Secondary Aerosol"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2015

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Junji Cao
Key Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry & Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 10 Fenghui South Road, High-Tech Zone Xi’an 710075, China
E-Mail: cao@loess.llqg.ac.cn
Phone: +86-29-8832-6488
Fax: +86-29-8832-0456
Interests: PM2.5, Haze pollution, Source apportionment, Air quality

Guest Editor
Dr. Ru-Jin Huang
Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute(PSI), 5232 Villigen, Switzerland
E-Mail: rujin.huang@psi.ch
Phone: +41-56-310-2356
Interests: secondary organic aerosol, source apportionment, new particle formation, heterogeneous chemistry, mass spectrometry

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Guohui Li
Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 99 Yanxiang Rd, Qujiang Zone Xi’an 710061, China
E-Mail: ligh@ieecas.cn
Interests: numerical simulation, human health, climatic impact

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Atmospheric aerosol particles strongly affect air quality and human health. They are the main cause of severe haze pollution in Eastern-Southern Asia and induced ~7 million premature deaths in 2012, as recently reported by the World Health Organization (WHO). Aerosol is also the most uncertain component in the radiative forcing of climate. A quantitative understanding of these impacts requires a detailed knowledge of the particle sources and composition, atmospheric transformation, and physical/chemical properties. However, such quantification has proven to be a challenging task, due in part to the major uncertainties in the production and atmospheric aging of secondary aerosol.

Numerous studies have shown that organic aerosol typically constitutes 20-90% of the total submicron aerosol. Organic aerosol can be directly emitted (primary organic aerosol, POA), or formed by atmospheric reactions of gas-phase precursors, of either biogenic or anthropogenic origin (secondary organic aerosol, SOA). Organic aerosol is typically dominated by SOA even in near-source regions, thus highlighting the important effects of rapid aging processes on aerosol concentrations and physical/chemical properties.

Considerable advances have been made in the past decade in terms of better understanding of atmospheric aerosol and its impacts. However, more studies are needed, especially those concerning the sources, formation, and transformation of secondary aerosols and their impacts on human health and climate. Manuscripts on these aspects are welcome for this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Junji Cao
Dr. Ru-Jin Huang
Prof. Dr. Guohui Li
Guest Editors


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Atmosphere 2015, 6(2), 164-182; doi:10.3390/atmos6020164 (registering DOI)
Received: 21 November 2014 / Revised: 31 December 2014 / Accepted: 7 January 2015 / Published: 26 January 2015
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Atmosphere 2015, 6(1), 150-163; doi:10.3390/atmos6010150
Received: 10 November 2014 / Accepted: 4 January 2015 / Published: 9 January 2015
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