Special Issue "Recent Advances in Tropospheric Air Pollution"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 February 2023) | Viewed by 153

Special Issue Editors

A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pyzhevskii per. 3, 119017 Moscow, Russia
Interests: atmospheric chemistry; tropospheric ozone; VOCs; urban pollution; natural radioactivity; air quality; tropospheric methane
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A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 3 Pyzhevsky, 119017 Moscow, Russia
Interests: atmospheric composition; Arctic atmosphere; VOCs; aerosol optical thickness
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Air pollution is a significant problem for all of the main urban and industrial areas of the world. It occurs in or near areas with a high traffic density and in the presence of specific climatic conditions, which causes the concentration of polluting gases to increase and prevents them from dispersing. In these areas, air pollutants (tropospheric ozone, carbon monoxide, particulate, VOCs, etc.) very often exceed their threshold values, above which there are risks for human health and ecosystems. Interactions of tropospheric pollutants are very complex and their mechanisms are only partially known, with the pollution situation rapidly changing amid climate change and pollution sources. Accurate and specific measurements of air pollutants are central to understanding their atmospheric chemistry and developing predictive capabilities. The key element for developing a predictive capability for atmospheric chemistry is simulation. Substantial advancements are required, including acquiring more observations of chemical species across temporal and spatial scales for chemical data assimilation and model evaluation. The measurements and simulations of tropospheric air pollutants, their emissions, and the mechanisms of their transformation are very important for environmental risk assessment and pollution control strategy development.

Manuscripts related to the following key problems are welcome for this Special Issue:

  • Measurements and modeling of tropospheric air pollution;
  • Influence of tropospheric air pollutants on urban air quality;
  • Identification of the sources and atmospheric processes controlling tropospheric air pollution.
  • Quantifying the emissions and deposition of tropospheric air pollutants in a changing Earth system;
  • Verification of emission inventories of tropospheric air pollutants and their recent changes based on atmospheric observations;
  • Advancement of the fundamental atmospheric chemistry knowledge that enables the predictive capability for the distribution, reactions, and lifetimes of photochemical pollutants.

Dr. Elena Berezina
Dr. Natalia Pankratova
Guest Editors

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  • atmospheric chemistry
  • photochemical pollutants
  • urban air quality
  • simulation
  • emissions
  • volatile organic compounds
  • ozone
  • aerosols
  • predictive capabilities

Published Papers

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