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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ENSO Atmospheric Teleconnections to the Mid-to-High Latitudes
edited by and Boris Dewitte
submission deadline 9 Dec 2021
Keywords: ENSO; teleconnections; climate changes; climate variability; seasonal and interannual forecasts
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Particulate Matter Content and Health Risk Assessment
edited by , and Ian Colbeck
submission deadline 9 Dec 2021 | 2 articles
Keywords: indoor air quality; outdoor air quality; bioaerosols; bacteria; fungi; particulate matter; health effects; health risk assessment; exposure; contaminants; toxicity; epidemiology; airborne microorganisms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Mechanism Development and Structure-Activity Relationships for Gas-Phase Atmospheric Chemistry
edited by William R. Stockwell, and
submission deadline 10 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: atmospheric chemistry; structure-activity relationships; air quality; ozone; particulate matter; nitrogen oxides; volatile organic compounds; halogens; sulfurous compounds; mechanism condensation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Air Quality and Public Health Effects in Korea
edited by
submission deadline 10 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: air pollution monitoring; atmospheric modelling; air pollutants emission sources; air pollution and public health; implementation of urban policy/strategies to improve air quality; long-range transport; air quality and human exposure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Representation of Land Surface Processes in Weather and Climate Models
edited by Souhail Boussetta
submission deadline 10 Dec 2021 | 6 articles
Keywords: Land surface modelling; Land– atmosphere interaction; Anthropogenic impact; Land surface benchmarking; Kilometric-scale modelling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics III
edited by Gennadii Matvienko and
submission deadline 10 Dec 2021 | 3 articles
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
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Lake Surface Water Temperature Trend as an Indicator of Global Warming
edited by Pavel Kishcha
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: Global warming; Trend in lake surface water temperature; Climate change; Lake warming; Lake remote sensing; Buoy measurements of lake water temperature; Modeling of lake warming
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Advances in Fire-Atmosphere Interaction
edited by , Diogo Lopes, and Tiago Rodrigues
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: fire weather; climate; meteorology; fire danger; conflagrations; large fire; smoke; coupled fire– atmosphere modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Understanding and Simulating Air–Sea Interactions under Extreme Weather and Climate Conditions
edited by
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021
Keywords: Air– sea interaction; Atmospheric extremes; Oceanic extremes; Observation analysis; Model evaluation; Synoptic variability; Intraseasonal variability; Climate variability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Climate Change and Forest Environment
edited by Wan-Yu Liu and
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021 | 8 articles
Keywords: climate change; weather condition; meteorological information; air quality; carbon sequestration; forest; ecology; environment economics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Climate Change and Its Effects on Permafrost
edited by Stuart A. Harris
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: climate change causes and mechanisms; climate change effects on the permafrost environment; climate change effects on human uses of permafrost lands
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
State-of-Art in Atmospheric Photochemical Pollution
edited by and Natalia Pankratova
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021
Keywords: Atmospheric chemistry; Photochemical pollutants; Urban air quality; Simulation; Emissions; Volatile organic compounds; Ozone; Aerosols; Predictive capabilities
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation in Croplands
edited by , Mark A. Liebig and Ayaka W. Kishimoto-Mo
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021 | 2 articles
Keywords: Agriculture; Climate change; Impacts; Adaptation; Food security; Mitigation; Greenhouse gas emissions; Trade-offs; Monitoring; Modelling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Effects of Atmosphere and Ocean on Tropical Precipitation
edited by ‪Jie He, Antonio Ricchi and Giovanni Liguori
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: air-sea interactions and ocean heat content role in tropical HPE events; precipitation variability and change; tropical meteorology; convective parameterization; numerical model applications using coupled and uncoupled approach; precipitation in tropical cyclones; ENSO impact on rainfall in tropical zone; precipitations in past; present and future scenarios
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Extreme Weather and Climate Events: Global and Regional Aspects
edited by Galina Surkova and
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021 | 5 articles
Keywords: Climate change; Extreme events; Modeling; Mitigation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Drought Risk Management in the Context of Climate Change
edited by Daniel Tsegai and
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021 | 2 articles
Keywords: drought  ; policy  ; early warning  ; resilience  ; vulnerability  ; hazard  ; climate change
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Atmospheric Radon Measurements, Control, Mitigation and Management submission deadline 17 Dec 2021 | 12 articles
Keywords: radon; indoor air quality; monitoring; management; control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Frontiers in Quantifying CO2 Uptake by Forests
edited by , and John D. Marshall
submission deadline 17 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: carbon dioxide; forest; net ecosystem CO2 exchange; climate change; global warming
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Study of Mitigation of PM2.5 and Surface Ozone Pollution
edited by Ying Chen
submission deadline 18 Dec 2021 | 6 articles
Keywords: air quality; mitigation strategy; particulate matter; ozone.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Air Pollution at the Urban and Regional Level: Sources, Sinks, and Transportation
edited by , , Anikó Angyal and
submission deadline 19 Dec 2021 | 2 articles
Keywords: Air pollutants; Particulate matter (PM); Particulate matter chemical characterization; Long-range transport; Wet deposition; Source apportionment; Air pollution modelling; Air quality impact on health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Multiscale Aspects of Mesoscale and Microscale Flows
edited by , Chun-Ho Liu and
submission deadline 20 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: Mesoscale meteorological modelling; Computational fluid dynamics; Air quality; Urban ventilation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Application of Chemistry-Aerosol Process Models for Chamber and Environmental Studies
edited by Putian Zhou and Michael Boy
submission deadline 20 Dec 2021
Keywords: atmospheric model; box model; 1d-model; chemistry mechanisms; aerosol processes; chamber experiments; aqueous phase chemistry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aerosols)
Advances in Integrated Air Quality Management: Emissions, Monitoring, Modelling
edited by , Vasiliki Assimakopoulos and Kyriaki-Maria Fameli
submission deadline 20 Dec 2021 | 2 articles
Keywords: emission inventory; air pollution monitoring; air pollution assessment; exposure; climate change and air pollution; PM2.5; PM10; ozone; aerosols; statistical forecasting models; chemical transport models; urban air pollution; remote sensing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Analysis and Modeling of Atmospheric Turbulence
edited by and Gustavo Abade
submission deadline 22 Dec 2021
Keywords: atmospheric turbulence; turbulence modeling; analysis of measurement data; turbulence theories; large eddy simulations; direct numerical simulations
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Atmospheric Pollutant Dispersion over Complex Terrain
edited by Silvia Trini Castelli
submission deadline 23 Dec 2021 | 3 articles
Keywords: complex terrain; heterogeneous landuse; atmospheric pollutant dispersion; open issues
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Engine Emissions and Air Quality
edited by , and Ioannis Sempos (Sebos)
submission deadline 23 Dec 2021 | 4 articles
Keywords: New engine and vehicle technologies; Renewable fuels; Laboratory emissions testing; Real driving emissions; In-Use vehicle emissions control; Emission factors development; Air quality assessment  
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Physical, Chemical and Optical Properties of Aerosols
edited by Chang H. Jung and Jiyi Lee
submission deadline 24 Dec 2021
Keywords: aerosol chemical and physical properties; direct/indirect radiative effects of atmospheric aerosol; aerosol chemistry and physics; air quality and atmospheric aerosol; aerosol– cloud interactions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aerosols)
The Role of Maritime Transport, Ports and Shipyards on Air Quality and Other Environmental Components submission deadline 31 Dec 2021
Keywords: ports; shipyards; ship emissions; air quality; chemical tracers of port activity and shipping emissions; water and port sediment pollution; impact on living organisms; solutions for the future
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Transport Phenomena in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 2 articles
Keywords: atmospheric boundary layer; transport phenomena; analytical methods; experimental methods; numerical methods; rural; agricultural; urban; industrial; or remote environments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Wintertime Urban Photochemical Air Pollution in Asia
edited by Lim-Seok Chang
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: wintertime urban air pollution; methods of observation and modeling; environmental satellite; ground remote sensing; local circulation (land-sea breeze; channel effect; etc.); wintertime photochemistry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
PM Sensors for the Measurement of Air Quality submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: particulate matter (PM) air quality; real-time PM monitoring; PM sensor technologies; low-cost sensors; sensor calibration and deployment; sensor performance; sensor data quality; wearable sensors; mobile sensors; wireless sensor networks
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Number Concentration and Size Distribution of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles
edited by Ximeng Qi, and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021
Keywords: Aerosol particle number size distribution; New particle formation and growth; Anthropogenic and natural emissions; Cloud condensation nuclei; Public health effect of aerosols; Source apportionment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aerosols)
Atmospheric Chemistry Under Solar Proton Events
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021
Keywords: middle atmosphere; upper stratosphere; solar cosmic rays; solar energetic particles; cosmic rays; ozone; surface climate formation; greenhouse gases.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Upper Atmosphere)
Emerging Hydro-Climatic Patterns, Teleconnections and Extreme Events in Changing World at Different Timescales submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 13 articles
Keywords: Spatiotemporal patterns; Teleconnections; Climatic variables; Climate change and variability; Climate dynamics; Extreme climate/weather; Large-scale interactions; Nonlinear and multiscale approach
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Airborne Fungal and Pteridophyte Spores
edited by Estefanía Sánchez Reyes, and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021
Keywords: airborne spore monitoring; air pollution; climate change; bio-deterioration; environmental allergies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biometeorology)
Air Pollution Modelling
edited by , Yang Gao and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: air quality models; emission modelling; two-way coupled models; model evaluation; real-time forecasting; climate and air quality interactions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Diagnostic/Monitoring Tools for the Screening of Air/Environment Quality Effects on Human, Animal, and Plant Health submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: Diagnostic tools; Monitoring tools; Risk assessment; Air quality; Microorganisms; Particulate matter
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Climate Change Impacts on Urban Stormwater Management submission deadline 31 Dec 2021
Keywords: urban stormwater management; rainfall-runoff models; urban flooding; water quality; numerical modeling; experimental investigation; real-time control; low impact development systems; nature-based solutions; sustainable urban drainage system; LCA
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Hydrological Responses under Climate Changes
edited by Hanbo Yang, Songjun Han and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 8 articles
Keywords: climate changes; runoff; evaporation; hydrological extremes; hydrological prediction; eco-hydrological responses
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meteorology)
Atmospheric Applications in Microwave Radiometry submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 4 articles
Keywords: Microwave radiometry; Atmospheric temperature; Water vapor and clouds; Wind measurements; Satellite validation; Trace gases; Inversion techniques; Uncertainty characterization; Data assimilation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling)
Quantifying the Impact of COVID-19 on Air Pollutant Emissions, Air Quality, and Climate Change
edited by Ruixiong Zhang, Tzung May Fu, Deborah S. Gross and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 4 articles
Keywords: COVID-19; particulate matters; PM2.5; NOx; satellite retrievals; chemistry transport model; air pollution; human activity; emission inversion; emission inventory; air quality index; climate change.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Study of Atmospheric Deposition of Heavy Metals in Europe
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: Air pollution with particulate matter; Atmospheric deposition of trace elements; Moss and lichens biomonitoring; Toxic heavy metals; POPs and PAHs; Radionuclides; Cosmic dust; Microplastics; Epidemiological data
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Atmospheric Chemistry of Volatile Organic Compounds: Kinetics, Degradation Mechanisms, and Secondary Organic Aerosols
edited by Iustinian Gabriel Bejan
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021
Keywords: atmospheric chemistry; secondary organic aerosol; solar radiation; chemical reaction mechanisms; photochemistry; physical chemistry; gas-phase kinetics; gas-phase reaction products; chemical degradation; chemical reactivity; aerosol composition; biogenic and anthropogenic VOCs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aerosols)
Health Inequity of Climate Change and Air Quality
edited by and Qi Zhao
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021
Keywords: climate; air pollution; extreme weather; health risks; inequity; exposure assessment; adaptation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Modeling of Surface-Atmosphere Interactions
edited by , Maria José Monteiro, Mariana Bernardino, , Flavio T. Couto, Rita M. Cardoso, and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 5 articles
Keywords: modeling; interaction; surface reanalysis; data assimilation; urban boundary layer
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Extreme Hydro-Climate Events: Past, Present, and Future
edited by Haiyun Shi, , , and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 3 articles
Keywords: extreme hydroclimate events; floods; droughts; dynamic evolution; prediction; early warning; risk and vulnerability; mitigation practices
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climatology)
Human Health, Climate Change, and Ambient Air Pollution
edited by Seyed M. Karimi, Bert Little, Mahdi Majbouri and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: human health; health effect; mortality; morbidity; chronic disease; acute health problem; COVID-19; burden of disease; economic cost; exposure; air pollution; outdoor air pollution; ambient air pollution; common air pollutants; dust; particulate matter; carbon monoxide; nitrogen oxides; sulfur dioxide; ground-level ozone; lead; hazardous air pollutants; weather; temperature; precipitation; climate; climate change impacts; net zero emission; sustainable development goals; UN SDG 2030
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality and Human Health)
Ozone Pollution in East Asia: Factors and Sources
edited by Yiming Liu, and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: ozone precursors; source apportionment; meteorological conditions; chemical reactions; ozone formation regime; regional transport; emissions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Air Quality)
Land Surface and its Interaction with the Atmosphere
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 3 articles
Keywords: land surface processes; land surface-atmosphere interactions; land use and land cover change; vegetation and urban modelling; surface biophysical processes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
Understanding Marine Boundary Layer Characteristics Using Advanced Observation Techniques
edited by , Pak-Wai Chan and Yuncheng He
submission deadline 4 Jan 2022 | 2 articles
Keywords: marine boundary layer; offshore winds; turbulence; air-sea interaction; field measurement
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions)
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