Special Issue "Improving Air Quality and Public Health While Reducing Carbon Emission"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2023) | Viewed by 230

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
Interests: aerosol; air pollution; boundary layer dynamics; large-eddy simulation
School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhuhai), Zhuhai 510275, China
Interests: boundary layer turbulence; surface energy balance; emissions fluxes
School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
Interests: brown carbon; source apportionment; radiative forcing; health effects
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increase in the average global surface temperature might reach 1.5 °C between 2030 and 2050, posing a serious threat to both natural and human systems, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 °C Special Report. Huge losses, maybe far more than the cost of mitigation, will ensue from inaction on climate change. Real restrictions on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which are currently still increasing, must be put in place immediately as a result. Given the numerous typical anthropogenic sources of GHGs and air pollutants, CO2 mitigation strategies can also improve public health by lowering air pollution. This Special Issue aims to provide an update on the progress of air quality changes and public health improvements under carbon reduction measures. We encourage the use of chemical transport modeling and health risk assessment to quantify the impact of carbon reduction on health benefits and air quality. Topics of interest for the Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Carbon emission;
  • Emission inventory;
  • Climate mitigation;
  • Health benefit;
  • Particulate matter;
  • Air pollution;
  • Co-benefits of reducing carbon;
  • Greenhouse gas;
  • Ozone;
  • Source apportionment of air pollution.

Dr. Yongjing Ma
Dr. Zhongming Gao
Dr. Yali Lei
Guest Editors

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  • haze and ozone pollution
  • carbonaceous aerosols
  • aerosol and gas fluxes
  • source apportionment
  • radiative forcing
  • emission inventory
  • carbon emission
  • climate mitigation
  • health benefit
  • particulate matter
  • air pollution
  • co-benefits of reducing carbon
  • greenhouse gas

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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