About Atmosphere


Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433) is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly journal of scientific studies related to the atmosphere. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications and short notes, and there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible. Full experimental and/or methodical details must be provided for research articles. There are, in addition, unique features of this journal:

  • manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcomed
  • computed data or files regarding the full details of the experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material
  • we also accept manuscripts communicating to a broader audience with regard to research projects financed with public funds

Subject Areas


This section collects papers on aerosols, including, but not limited to:

  • Anthropogenic and natural emissions
  • Primary and secondary atmospheric aerosols
  • Direct, semi-direct and indirect radiative effects
  • Aerosol–cloud interactions
  • Aerosol microphysics
  • Impact on air quality
  • Toxicity of aerosols
  • Large-scale transport
  • Chemical and physical properties
  • Measurements and modeling

Air Quality

This section collects papers on air quality, including, but not limited to:

  • Air quality field campaigns
  • Air quality modeling and forecasting
  • Air quality and health
  • Atmospheric composition
  • Remote sensing of atmospheric constituents
  • Air quality climatology
  • Air quality change and variability
  • Long range transport of air pollutants
  • Emission sources of pollutants
  • Atmospheric chemistry

Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions

This section analyzes how local to regional energy and trace gas exchanges between the surface and the atmosphere affect atmospheric conditions, including, but no limited to:

  • Weather and climate phenomena from local to regional scales
  • Exchange mechanisms
  • Greenhouse gas and other trace gas fluxes and their atmospheric reactions
  • Deposition processes
  • Anthropogenic land use change effects

Climatology and Meteorology

This section collects papers on climatology and meteorology, including, but not limited to:

  • Climatology
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Climate Change and Variability
  • General Circulation and Teleconnections
  • Operational Meteorology
  • Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology
  • Mesoscale Meteorology
  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • Numerical Methods
  • Physical Meteorology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Precipitation and Clouds


This section deals with the interactions between atmospheric conditions and living organisms (humans, vegetation and animals), including, but not limited to:

  • Human biometeorology
  • Urban bioclimatology
  • Climate, tourism and recreation
  • Thermal comfort and heat stress
  • Air pollution effects
  • UV-radiation
  • Weather sensitivity
  • Biometeorology and climate change
  • Agricultural meteorology
  • Forest meteorology
  • Animal biometeorology
  • Climate and health
  • Phenology

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Atmosphere is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Atmosphere will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2020 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Announcement and Advertisement

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Editorial Office

Ms. Alicia Wang
Managing Editor

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