Special Issue "The Complex Scenarios Causing CO2 Increase in the Atmosphere"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Roberto M.R. Di Martino
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Guest Editor
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, 90146 Palermo, Italy
Interests: geochemistry; stable isotopes in CO2; volcanic gases; gas hazard; GIS; gas emissions in urban zones; aqueous geochemistry; environmental geochemistry
Dr. Fátima Viveiros
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Guest Editor
Instituto de Investigação em Vulcanologia e Avaliação de Riscos, Universidade dos Açores, 9500 Ponta Delgada, Açores, Portugal
Interests: volcanology; volcanic gases; hydrothermal systems; diffuse degassing processes; CO2 emissions; hazard assessment
Dr. María Clara Lamberti
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Guest Editor
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicasdisabled, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interests: field geology; tectonics, geological mapping; soil; geology; isotope geochemistry; geochemistry; fluid; carbon dioxide; gases; geothermal energy; noble gases
Dr. Felipe Aguilera
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Guest Editor
Departamento de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidad Católica del Norte, Av. Angamos 0610, Antofagasta, Chile
Interests: sedimentology; field geology; tectonics, geological mapping; structural geology; minerals; geological processes; geology; petrography; isotope geochemistry; geochemistry; igneous petrology; gas; geochronology; geodynamics; fluid; geology-volcanology; isotopes; geochemical modeling; geothermal; volcanic eruptions; Chile

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A decline in air quality results from various causes including solid particulates, aerosols, and gases introduced by human and geological sources. On the geological timescale, the air CO2 accounts for long-term material exchanges among the atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and oceans. On a shorter timescale of years to millennia, rapid, massive fluxes within the oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere change the geological background and are relevant to the wellbeing of our human society.

Earth outgassing, ecosystems’ respiration, and human-related CO2 emissions occur at the solid-earth-to-gaseous-envelope boundary. They take place a few meters above the ground, affect air quality from a local to global scale, and have a serious impact on economic, societal, and health integrity. Geological CO2 emissions occur from volcanic and tectonic zones. Industries, farmlands, and mobility by car deliver various gases, aerosols, and solid particulates into the atmosphere, to give a few examples. Recent studies have attempted to improve the estimations of CO2 delivered by geological sources, but several areas are still underestimated, even if data are available from various surveillance programs. The model-based evaluation of CO2 released in both urban and natural zones is not yet satisfactory for quantifying the effects on global climate change. This Special Issue of Atmosphere focuses on the CO2 emissions in various ecosystems. We invite researchers to submit original research manuscripts on this topic, including case studies in cities, natural zones, forests, and seismic and volcanic zones. We welcome papers focusing on techniques, methods, applications, and models for fostering knowledge on both the sources and fate of atmospheric CO2. The possible effects of CO2 outgassing and consequent risk assessment are also welcome.

Dr. Roberto M.R. Di Martino
Dr. Fátima Viveiros
Dr. María Clara Lamberti
Dr. Felipe Aguilera
Guest Editors

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.

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Keywords

  • geological CO2 emissions
  • human-related CO2 emissions
  • carbon and oxygen isotopes of CO2
  • analytical techniques and methods
  • human health in CO2-polluted environments

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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