Special Issues

Atmosphere runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Improving Air Quality Predictions and Assessment across Scales submission deadline 2 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2198
Keywords: ozone and PM2.5 Pollution; air quality predictions and forecasting; anthropogenic and natural emissions; wildfire emissions; windblown dust emissions; lightning nitric oxide emissions; model development and evaluation; observational analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Environmental and Public Health Aspects regarding Pandemic Viruses submission deadline 2 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 845
Keywords: Air quality; Public Health; COVID-19; Airborne diseases; Viruses; Pandemic; Fine particles; Epidemic
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
The Co-design of Co-benefit Solutions to Air Pollution, Climate Change and Public Health Challenges: Building Models That Matter submission deadline 5 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 114 | Submission Open
Keywords: air quality and climate co-benefits; mitigation opportunities and limitations; policy implementation; modeling co-benefits at different scales
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Pollution Control)
Coronavirus Pandemic Shutdown Effects on Urban Air Quality (2nd Volume) submission deadline 6 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1540 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
The Influence of Solar and Astronomical Factors on Earth
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submission deadline 8 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1049 | Submission Open
Keywords: solar activity; astronomic cycles; climatic forcings; climatology; paleoclimatology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Recent Topics of Climate Vulnerability: Statistics, Machine Learning, and Data Science, from Theory to Application submission deadline 9 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5483 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate vulnerability; machine learning; data science; statistics; sustainable development goals; disaster risk; pollution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Feature Papers in Upper Atmosphere submission deadline 10 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2267 | Submission Open
Keywords: space weather; atmospheric electricity; atmospheric hazards; atmosphere– ionosphere coupling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Upper Atmosphere)
New Insights in Atmospheric Water Vapor Retrieval
edited by and
submission deadline 10 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 1846 | Submission Open
Keywords: atmosphere; troposphere; water vapor; remote sensing; global navigation satellite system (GNSS); tomographic technique; tropospheric wet delay
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Feature Papers in Meteorological Science
edited by
submission deadline 10 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4788 | Submission Open
Keywords: clouds and precipitation; general circulation; tropical meteorology; boundary-layer meteorology; urban meteorology; environmental meteorology; mountain meteorology; coastal meteorology; maritime meteorology; mesoscale meteorology; physical meteorology; operational meteorology; synoptic and dynamic meteorology; weather analysis and forecasting; numerical weather prediction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Monitoring and Evaluation of Drought in Arid Areas
edited by , , and
submission deadline 10 Dec 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2645 | Submission Open
Keywords: drought monitoring; doughty risk; desertification; climate change; drought disaster; dust emission; aeolian landform; land degradation; precipitation; evapotranspiration
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Electrostatics of Atmospheric Aerosols submission deadline 12 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 607 | Submission Open
Keywords: atmospheric aerosols; electrostatics; electric field; bipolar ions; emission; transport; deposition; surface cleaning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aerosols)
Atmospheric Aerosols: Medium and Long-Range Transport Episodes
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submission deadline 13 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 420 | Submission Open
Keywords: POPs; long-range transport; dry and wet deposition; risk assessment; source apportionment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aerosols)
Is Our Future up in the Air? Odorous Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1839 | Submission Open
Keywords: greenhouse gases; odors; VOCs; air quality; hazardous emissions; climate change; sustainability; air purification; carbon sequestration
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Advanced GNSS for Severe Weather Events and Climate Monitoring
edited by , and
submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 853 | Submission Open
Keywords: GNSS; severe weather event forecasting; climate monitoring; atmospheric modeling; numerical weather prediction model; tropospheric tomography; ionosphere; precipitable water vapor; miscellaneous applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Land Surface Temperature Retrieval Using Satellite Remote Sensing submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1367 | Submission Open
Keywords: radiative transfer modeling; land surface emissivity (LSE); land surface temperature (LST); LST retrieval algorithms; temporal and angular normalization of LSTs; LST validation; surface air temperature
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Climate Change Impact on the Forest Hydrological Cycle
edited by , , , Chuan Yuan and
submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2515 | Submission Open
Keywords: Hydro-climatology of the forest ecosystems; Water and biogeochemistry balance in forests; Interception models; Forest hydrology; Evapotranspiration in forests in a changing climate; Long-term field observation of water balance in forests
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Emissions: Monitoring and Assessment
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 247 | Submission Open
Keywords: volatile organic compounds; analytical techniques; atmospheric chemistry; numerical modeling; biosphere– atmosphere interactions; satellite remote sensing; laboratory and field experiments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Advances in Atmospheric Remote Sensing for Climate Change Monitoring
edited by Abel Calle Montes and
submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 98 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate change; radiative forcing; atmosphere monitoring; anthropogenic emissions; air quality; greenhouse gases; tropospheric and stratospheric ozone; atmospheric aerosols; atmospheric profiling; surface and atmosphere temperature; solar radiation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Atmosphere and Surface Hydrothermal Factors
edited by Yulin Zhan, and
submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 197 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate change; surface temperature; soil moisture; evapotranspiration; atmospheric components; land use/cover; source and sink; ecosystem; remote sensing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Anthropogenic Pollutants in Environmental Geochemistry
edited by and
submission deadline 18 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1544 | Submission Open
Keywords: atmospheric deposition; historic record; long-term monitoring; geochemical conditions; soil properties; source appointment; persistent organic pollutants; microplastics; heavy metals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aerosols)
Problems of Meteorological Measurements and Studies submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 227 | Submission Open
Keywords: standard of meteorological measurements; visual assessment of meteorological phenomena; satellite data; drones; aviation as a source of information; methods of climatological analysis; application of statistical methods; climatological databases and their quality— possibilities of use; issues of weather typology and atmospheric circulation; criteria for determining extreme events; problems of climate regionalization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Advances in Computational Wind Engineering and Wind Energy
edited by Bowen Yan, Jinhui Yan, , and
submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 1743 | Submission Open
Keywords: atmospheric and pollutant dispersion; big data application to wind engineering; bluff body aerodynamics; bridge aerodynamics; computational methods for wind-related experiments; micro and meso-scale meteorology model development; model quality assurance; wind energy and applications; wind environment; wind hazard assessments; wind loading; wind-induced human comfort; wind-related disaster assessment; wind-structure interactions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Heat Waves: Perspectives from Observations, Reanalysis and Modeling
edited by and
submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 285 | Submission Open
Keywords: weather/climate extremes; heat wave trends; interaction of heat wave and UHI; future projections of heat wave; heat wave and pollution; heat wave and energy consumption; heat wave mitigation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Biological and Toxicological Effects of Bioaerosols
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 597 | Submission Open
Keywords: indoor air quality; outdoor air quality; bioaerosol; airborne bacteria; airborne fungi; particulate matter; pollen; health risk assessment; airborne contaminants; epidemiology; toxicity; health effects
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Climate Change and Human Health: From Risk Assessment to Action
edited by , and
submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 590 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate change; health impact; risk assessment; mitigation; adaptation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Impact of Land-Use and Climate Change on Vegetation
edited by and
submission deadline 23 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2067 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Development of LIDAR Techniques for Atmospheric Remote Sensing
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submission deadline 23 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1231 | Submission Open
Keywords: atmospheric composition; hardware development for LIDAR; gas fluxes; collaborative observation; meteorology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Facing Air Pollution in Chile and Latin America: Present and Future Challenges submission deadline 23 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 207 | Submission Open
Keywords: air pollution; air quality observations; air quality models; air pollution remote sensing; air pollution forecast modeling; ozone and their precursors; bioaerosol; particulate matter chemical characterization; emission inventory; health effects; mitigation strategy; source apportionment; transport and dispersion models; long-range transport; low-cost air quality sensors; urban environments; air pollution in pristine areas.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Feature Papers in Aerosol Research
edited by Patricia K. Quinn
submission deadline 23 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4274 | Submission Open
Keywords: aerosols; air quality; climate; aerosol measurement techniques; instruments; and modeling; aerosol natural and anthropogenic sources; aerosol processing; secondary aerosol formation; aerosol removal; aerosol vertical and spatial distribution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aerosols)
Understanding the Impact of Climate Extremes on the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: Integrating Multiple Observations and Modeling Techniques
edited by Wei He and
submission deadline 23 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 88 | Submission Open
Keywords: terrestrial carbon cycle; climate change; drought and heatwaves; resistance; recovery and resilience; terrestrial carbon sink; regional carbon budget
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Biological Indoor Air Pollutants: Assessment, Removal, and Health Risks
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submission deadline 30 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 128 | Submission Open
Keywords: biological air pollutants; bioaerosol; indoor air quality; human health; bioaerosol sampling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Structure and Dynamics of Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere submission deadline 30 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 450 | Submission Open
Keywords: mesosphere and lower thermosphere; dynamics; structure; wave activities; observations and data assimilation; vertical and interhemispheric coupling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Upper Atmosphere)
Flow Characteristics and Dispersion Modeling in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 68 | Submission Open
Keywords: atmospheric boundary layer; atmospheric turbulence; pollutant dispersion; dispersion modeling; atmospheric measurements; urban meteorology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Atmospheric Inversions to Quantify Emissions at Different Scales submission deadline 30 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 128 | Submission Open
Keywords: atmospheric inversions and data assimilations; atmospheric dispersion; CFD modeling; air quality modeling; uncertainty quantification
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Isotopic Tracing: Advanced Understanding of Sources and Atmospheric Processes of Aerosol and Its Gaseous Precursors submission deadline 30 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 168 | Submission Open
Keywords: air pollution; isotopic tracer; trace gas; atmospheric process; source apportionment; Secondary Inorganic Aerosol (SIA); Primary Organic Aerosol (POA); Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aerosols)
Understanding of Aircraft Interaction with Lightning and Thunderclouds (2nd Volume)
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submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 133 | Submission Open
Keywords: lightning; aircraft; atmospheric discharges; electrostatic fields; high-voltage experiments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Techniques for Improving the Exploitation of Satellite Data in Atmospheric Science submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 608 | Submission Open
Keywords: polar satellite; geostationary satellite; atmospheric state and composition; weather; climate; numerical weather forecasts; severe weather events; sounding of the atmosphere; emerging technologies(machine learning/Artificial Intelligence)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
The Impact of Data Assimilation on Severe Weather Forecast submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1275 | Submission Open
Keywords: numerical weather prediction models; ; data assimilation; ; precipitation forecast; ; nowcasting of severe-weather events; ; atmospheric observations of severe-weather events
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Application of Remote Sensing Techniques for Estimation and Nowcasting of Heavy Rainfall
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1975 | Submission Open
Keywords:   precipitation;   precipitation nowcasting;   remote sensing;   heavy rainfall;   hydrological modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Investigate Secondary Aerosol Formation and Source by Stable Isotopes
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 76 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aerosols)
Ammonia Emission and Particulate Matter submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 554 | Submission Open
Keywords: ammonia emission; emission inventory; SLCFs (short-lived climate forcers) secondary particulate matter; climate change; air pollution; air quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Soil Moisture Monitoring: Measurement and Simulation submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 968 | Submission Open
Keywords: soil moisture; time series analysis; data assimilation; remote sensing; retrieval algorithms; eco-hydrological applications; soil moisture production; product validation and error analysis; soil mapping; machine and deep learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use/Cover Change on Regional Hydrological Processes submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 97 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate change; land use/cover change; regional hydrological processes; hydrological model; machine learning; time series analysis; remote sensing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Characteristics and Attribution of Extreme Rainfall Events
edited by , and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4500 | Submission Open
Keywords: heavy rainfall; extratropical and tropical cyclones; Mei-yu front; mesoscale convection system; orographic flows and rainfall; rainfall predictability; low-level jet; cold pool; gravity wave; extreme rainfall under climate change
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics IV submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 702 | Submission Open
Keywords: molecular spectroscopy; atmospheric radiative processes; optical radiation propagation; nonlinear effects in atmosphere; laser sounding; physics of the troposphere; climatological studies; physics of the upper atmosphere; bio-optic characteristics of sea water; instruments for measuring hydro-optic characteristics; optical properties of polar sea waters; black carbon; marine aerosols; long-range transport; atmospheric boundary layer; free atmosphere; vortex motions and structures; air-sea interaction; pollution transport; internal gravity waves
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Martian Atmosphere Dynamics, Composition, and Evolution
edited by and Marcin Pilinski
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 121 | Submission Open
Keywords: gravity waves; atmospheric tides; atmospheric evolution; atmospheric loss; ancient atmosphere; dust; water cycle; global circulation; thermosphere-ionosphere coupling; model results; observational studies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Planetary Atmospheres)
Drought in Arid and Semi-arid Regions submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2958 | Submission Open
Keywords: drought monitoring; drought mechanism; drought risk; drought impacts; compound drought; arid and semi-arid regions; climate change
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Feature Papers in Air Pollution, Health Effects Indicators, Exposome, and One Health submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 8872 | Submission Open
Keywords: air pollution; ultrafine particles; toxicology; epidemiology; exposome; one health; oxidative stress
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Characteristics and Control of Traffic-Related Emissions
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1233 | Submission Open
Keywords: traffic-related emissions; particulate matter; VOCs; unregulated emissions; emission control; evaporation; non-tailpipe emissions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Wind Gusts: Observations, Processes, and Predictions submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 616 | Submission Open
Keywords: characterization and parameterization of gust wind; observation/measurement techniques and studies; numerical weather prediction; forecasting/verification techniques; statistical forecasting; probability forecasts/models/distribution; machine learning; effects of gust wind on wind-sensitive structures
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
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