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Special Issue "Ambient Aerosol Measurements in Different Environments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, I. Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou, P. Penteli, GR-15236, Greece
Interests: air quality; particulate matter; aerosol-Cloud-climate interactions; Cloud condensation nuclei; source apportionment; aerosol impact on climate & health
Laboratoire Chimie Environnement, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Marseille, 13331, France
Interests: air pollution; atmospheric aerosol; volatile organic compounds; aerosol volatility; source apportionment, biogenic/anthropogenic secondary organic aerosol, vehicle emissions
PM in the atmosphere has diverse natural and anthropogenic sources and is a complex, heterogeneous mixture. Its size and chemical composition can change in time and space, depending on emission sources and atmospheric and meteorological conditions. Aerosols can arise from natural sources, including dust, pollen and volcanic ash, or anthropogenic sources including fuel combustion, incineration, domestic heating and transport. Depending on the environment in question, aerosol chemical composition, size, shape and vertical distribution may vary considerably. Therefore the physicochemical characterization of aerosol in different types of environments is of utmost importance, contributing to air quality, public health and the environment.
For this Special Issue, we aim to compile high-quality research and provide the community a valuable resource on the study of ambient aerosol in different environments. Such contributions may contain recent development and application of novel instrumentation in the field. Alternatively, authors can contribute manuscripts that focus on specific measurement techniques used at different sites for monitoring purposes and/or during intensive measurement campaigns. Finally, remote sensing, in-situ as well as modelling studies vs. ambient measurements comparisons are also welcome contributions to this Special Issue. If in doubt about the suitability of the research for the SI, potential authors are invited to discuss the idea with the Guest Editor before preparing the paper.
Dr. Aikaterini Bougiatioti
Dr. Evangelia Kostenidou
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- Aerosol properties
- Ambient measurements and field studies
- Air quality
- Emission sources
- Physicochemical characteristics