Special Issue "Trace Species Associated with Atmospheric Pollution"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2011)
Prof. Dr. Robert W. Talbot (Website)
Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Science & Research Bldg. 1, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
Interests: regional and global cycling of atmospheric mercury; distribution, composition and chemistry of reactive odd-nitrogen in the Earth's atmosphere; intercontinental transport of trace gases and aerosols; regional tropospheric chemistry and climate change in New England; climate-air quality connections; biosphere-atmosphere exchange of trace gases; development of advanced instrumentation for the measurement of reactive trace gases and aerosols
Air pollution generated in urban areas, especially megacities, not only affects significantly air quality locally, but it can be transported over 1000’s of kilometers downwind. The general aspects of photochemical processing of these air masses as they age have been studied. However, recent advances in measurement capabilities over the past decade allows for many more chemical species to be studied to obtain a deeper understanding of air masses processing. These processes can be studied from ground-based, aircraft, and satellite platforms. Combination of data from these platforms provides a rich database for study.
This special issue is devoted to papers which investigate various aspects of trace gases that originate from anthropogenic sources. Particular emphasis is on urban and their downwind areas characterized by diverse emissions and chemistry. The primary focus spans hydrocarbons, halocarbons, oxygenated compounds, greenhouse gases, organic toxins, and mercury. Both observational and modeling studies are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Robert W. Talbot
- trace gases
- anthropogenic sources
- oxygenated compounds
- greenhouse gases
- organic toxins