Measurement and Variability of Atmospheric Ozone

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2024 | Viewed by 306

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Key Laboratory of Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observation, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
Interests: vertical cloud structure; atmospheric ozone variability; ozonesonde development; aerosol remote sensing; in situ vertical aerosol measurements; vertical radiation profile; troposphere-stratosphere exchange

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ozone is a major atmospheric component and is significant for human health, ecological balance and climate change. As an important secondary pollutant, ozone in the troposphere is mainly produced in polluted air by photochemical oxidation of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the presence of sunlight. Ozone is considered as a short-lived species in the troposphere; however, its lifetime allows a substantial impact from advection/vertical transport to enhance regional ozone pollution. Exchange between the stratosphere and troposphere can also transport stratospheric ozone downwards to induce ozone pollution in the troposphere and even the boundary layer. Advanced measurement technology, retrieval algorithms and model simulation are crucial to understand the variability characteristics of the atmospheric ozone and its forming mechanism. At present, the primary methods and platforms of ozone observations include ground-based ozone concentration sampling and remote sensing, tethered balloon, sounding balloon, airborne observation, satellite retrieval, etc. We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Special Issue entitled “Measurement and Variability of Atmospheric Ozone”, which invites contributions presenting research on the variability of atmospheric ozone based on various observation approaches and model simulations. This covers the instrument developments, retrieval algorithms, observation experiments, data analysis research, model simulations, mechanism research, etc.

Topics for this call for papers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Development of observation instruments and retrieval algorithms of the atmospheric ozone;
  • Observation and modeling of vertical structures and variation features of atmospheric ozone as well as the ozone sources from local production, stratospheric intrusion and regional transport, etc.;
  • Characterization of climate and health effects of ozone pollution under current and future climate scenarios.

Dr. Jinqiang Zhang
Guest Editor

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  • ozone observation
  • retrieval algorithm
  • model simulation
  • ozone variability
  • ozone sources
  • ozone pollution

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