Special Issue "Asian/Pacific Air Pollution and Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: atmospheric chemistry; air pollution; air quality; polar environment; meteorology
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We are planning a Special Issue that focuses on various issues of the atmospheric pollution, environment, and chemistry in the Asia and Pacific region. Asia is known to experience the most serious air pollution in the world. Therefore, air pollutants are not only limited in a certain local region, but also widely transported to other areas. Trans-Pacific transport is one representative example that has been investigated for some time. In spite of numeous findings, there is still a need for more accurate evaluation of the influence of long-range transboundary transport.
Over the Asia and Pacific area, many kinds of teleconnections (climate variability) have been discovered so far. These teleconnections may relate to the long-term variation or extreme pattern of air pollutants, however, our understanding regarding this connection remains very poor. Due to the recent increasing severity of global climate change, climate variability is expected to have a greater effect on the variation in the Asia and Pacific region.
Previously, regional air pollution research has mostly been confined to the atmosphere. However, the importance of the interaction between atmosphere and ocean is now recognized. Nowadays, in terms of the Asia and Pacific air pollution and environment, new ideas have been suggested regarding the ocean effect to the atmosphere, expanding our view when interpreting the properties of air pollution. Biogenic emissions from the ocean is one such example, and this novel idea will help us to better determine the unknown features of atmospheric chemistry in the Asia and Pacific region.
Prof. Ja-Ho Koo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- long-range transport (Trans-Pacific transport)
- blocking effect to the air quality
- influence of climate variability
- air–sea interaction
- biogenic emissions from the ocean
- arious observation and modeling results