Special Issue "Meteorological Phenomena Driving Extreme Air Pollution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 14 August 2020.
Interests: air quality; chemical transport models; atmospheric aerosols; satellite remote sensing; meteorology; numerical weather prediction; land–atmosphere exchange; atmospheric turbulence
2. NOAA/Air Resources Lab National Air Quality Forecasting Capability Project Leader, NCWCP, College Park, MD 20740, USA
Interests: process research; meteorological and atmospheric composition measurements that advance knowledge and prediction accuracy for air pollution events
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Atmospheric processes influence the chemistry, transport, and accumulation of air pollution worldwide. Meteorological phenomena create conditions that lead to extreme air pollution events or poor air quality episodes, with concentrations that are harmful to human health and the environment. Understanding the meteorological processes, on all scales, that create these extreme air pollution events is important for effective air quality forecasting and air pollution mitigation strategies. We invite original research articles, as well as review articles, that investigate the meteorological phenomena associated with extreme air pollution events. Contributions from field experiments; numerical modeling, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; or data science investigations are all welcome. Some suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Wintertime high-pressure subsidence leading to temperature inversions;
- Meteorological and land/sea interface influences on ozone concentrations;
- Wind direction patterns from mid-latitude cyclones that increase pollutant concentrations;
- Meteorological conditions driving land surface and wind conditions for wildland fires;
- Dust storms causing elevated coarse particulate matter concentrations.
Dr. Heather A. Holmes
Dr. Pius Lee
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Air quality;
- Chemical transport model;
- Numerical weather prediction;
- Microscale and urban meteorology;
- Mesoscale meteorology;
- Synoptic Meteorology.