Special Issue "Novel Techniques for Measuring Greenhouse Gases (2nd Volume)"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 May 2023 | Viewed by 896

Special Issue Editors

School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 4730079, China
Interests: CO2; CH4; remote sensing; Lidar
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School of Geographic Science and Tourism, Nanyang Normal University, Nanyang 473061, China
Interests: atmospheric lidar remote sensing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the second volume of the series of publications dedicated to “Novel Techniques for Measuring Greenhouse Gases” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/measuring_greenhouse_gases) published in Atmosphere in 2022.

Currently, most of the world’s major countries and regions have announced their own plans for carbon neutrality. Greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement technology is an integral part of achieving the goal of carbon neutrality. In this new era, the scientific community expects and welcomes new monitoring technologies for quantifying carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions, and for distinguishing between anthropogenic and natural fluxes. This Special Issue calls for papers regarding the developments and applications of novel GHG measurement techniques, including but not limited to Lidar, FTIR, AirCore, and low-cost miniaturized equipment, etc. We are also keen to see advances in greenhouse gas monitoring methodologies, especially with regard to quantifications of methane emissions, obtaining high-resolution CO2 fluxes with urban scale, measurements of point CO2 sources, and monitoring natural CO2/CH4 fluxes.

Dr. Ge Han
Dr. Miao Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • greenhouse gases
  • CO2 and CH4 fluxes
  • in situ measurements
  • Lidar
  • FTIR
  • NDIR
  • multi-platform remote sensing
  • carbon neutral

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Characters of Particulate Matter and Their Relationship with Meteorological Factors during Winter Nanyang 2021–2022
Atmosphere 2023, 14(1), 137; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos14010137 - 08 Jan 2023
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the air quality levels of Nanyang city according to Chinese air quality standards. Therefore, in this study, fine particulate matter (PM2.5), coarse particulate matter (PM10), and total suspended particulate (TSP) were [...] Read more.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the air quality levels of Nanyang city according to Chinese air quality standards. Therefore, in this study, fine particulate matter (PM2.5), coarse particulate matter (PM10), and total suspended particulate (TSP) were analyzed from 19 November 2021 to 19 March 2022 in Nanyang city. The results show that the average concentrations of PM2.5, PM10, and TSP were 106.47 µg/m3, 137.32 µg/m3, and 283.40 µg/m3, respectively. The numbers of days that meet the national secondary air quality standard of 24-h average concentrations were 29.75% for PM2.5, 63.64% for PM10, and 63.64% for TSP, indicating that most of the time, the air quality of Nanyang city remains polluted in winter, especially with more contributions of PM2.5 compared to PM10 and TSP. The higher concentrations were observed between 07:00 and 08:00, suggesting that vehicular emissions can be a major cause of air pollution in Nanyang city. The results also show a significant positive correlation between particulate matter and relative humidity, and a weak correlation with temperature and wind speed, which suggests that higher relative humidity increases the formation of particulate matter. This study can provide theoretical support for the local government to formulate air pollution prevention and control policies for Nanyang city. Full article
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