Air Pollution in Urban and Regional Level: Sources, Sinks and Transportation (3rd Edition)

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 72

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National institute of meteorology and hydrology, Department" Meteorology", 66, Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: air pollution; air particulate matter; airborne black carbon; source apportionment; precipitation chemistry
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Paul Scherrer Institute, Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, 5232 Villigen, Switzerland
Interests: aerosols; source apportionment; elemental analysis; PMF; PM; metals; air pollution
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Institute for Nuclear Reseast (ATOMKI), 4026 Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: atmospheric pollution; airborne particulate matter; elemental analysis; source apportionment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is a sequel to the first Special Issue entitled “Air Pollution in Urban and Regional Level: Sources, Sinks and Transportation (2nd Edition)” (, published in Atmosphere in 2023.

More than half of the world’s population (55%) lives in urban areas, where they are subjected to high particulate matter (PM)-related pollution. PM can originate from a vast number of different sources, but is mainly attributed to industrial emissions, local traffic, biomass burning, and natural sources like soil dust and sea salt. Therefore, research aimed at better understanding the sources of PM and the processes they undergo in the atmosphere continues to be very relevant.

The goal of this Special Issue is to bring together the latest scientific knowledge aimed at assessing air pollution at urban and regional levels, including experimental and numerical model studies. The Special Issue will focus on identifying sources of particulate air pollution, their trends, and inter-urban and regional transport. In addition, the Special Issue will cover all major aspects of urban aerosol observations, including the chemical characterization of particulate matter and its impact on human health. 

Dr. Elena Hristova
Dr. Manousos Ioannis Manousakas
Dr. Anikó Angyal
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  • air pollutants
  • particulate matter (PM)
  • particulate matter chemical characterization
  • long-range transport
  • wet and dry deposition
  • source apportionment
  • air pollution modelling
  • air quality impact on health

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