Special Issue "Advances in Air Quality Spatio-temporal Mapping"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 110

Special Issue Editor

Air Quality Scientist, Gradient Corp, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: air dispersion modeling; aerosol mechanics; computational fluid dynamics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of real-time and time-averaged air pollutants concentration maps is a crucial step in identifying hotspot exposure areas and designing control and mitigation plans on sources to reduce the public health risk. However, all concentration maps are subject to uncertainties. Recently, advances in computer techniques to obtain larger dataset, such as those offered by machine learning and artificial intelligence, application of drone-based sensors to facilitate sampling from any terrain, and rapid growth in development of low-cost sensors, to establish denser air-quality monitoring networks have set the stage to visualize reliable spatio-temporal concentration maps. These new tools have reduced both the uncertainty and cost of data acquisition. Therefore, this Special Issue seeks advances in the above-mentioned approaches leading to improved resolution in air-quality concentration mapping or reduction of the computational cost, as well as more accurate estimation of the health end-points, health hazards, and exposure risks.

Dr. Nima Afshar-Mohajer
Guest Editor

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  • low-cost sensors
  • numerical modeling
  • hazard maps
  • remote sensing
  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • land use regression modeling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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