Special Issue "Emissions Inventory Modeling: Current Status and Perspective"

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 August 2023 | Viewed by 250

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Interests: ambient air pollution; numerical simulation; emission inventory and modeling; urban environment; health risk and machine learning
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State University, State College, PA 16801, USA
Interests: WRF/chem; air pollution; aerosol; health impact
School of Ecology and Environment, Beijing Technology & Business University, Beijing, China
Interests: anthropogenic emission; mobile source; emission inventory; pollutant emission forecasting; black carbon

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The open-access journal Atmosphere is hosting a Special Issue with the goal of providing a brief overview of the development of emission models, their current applications, and the potential efforts/contributions needed in the future. Ambient air pollution is a global issue that has the potential to induce adverse effects on human health and the ecosystem. To deeper understand and better control ambient air pollution, it is essential to clarify the sources of pollutants. Emission models are designed to conduct numerical simulations by taking information from multiple sources, including emission inventories and measurements, to provide spatiotemporal gridded data for air quality analysis. However, there are many limitations that remain to be solved, such as the uncertainties related to the model’s capacity to realistically reproduce the components of emitted chemicals. Meanwhile, indoor air pollution is also difficult to estimate. Although a great deal of research has been conducted to improve emission modeling, more efforts are needed in order to provide reliable and fast-response estimates. This Special Issue encourages researchers to share their findings and perspectives about the development of emission models.

The topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Physics and dynamics of emission transport;
  • Chemical mechanisms in emission models;
  • Model developments, improvements and applications;
  • Emission inventory;
  • Database tool developments;
  • Exposure assessment;
  • Indoor and outdoor air pollution.

Dr. Kaiyu Chen
Dr. Pengfei Wang
Dr. Bobo Wu
Guest Editors

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  • emission model
  • emission inventory
  • air pollution
  • emission controls
  • numerical simulation

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