Special Issue "Atmospheric Aerosol Regional Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Dr. Gloria Titos
Department of Applied Physics, Atmospheric Physics Group, University of Granada, Avda. del Hospicio, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Interests: atmospheric aerosols; aerosol-cloud interactions; aerosol physical and optical properties; aerosol chemical composition; aerosol hygroscopicity; radiative forcing; aerosol in-situ techniques
Dr. Alberto Cazorla
Aerosols play an important role in the radiative balance of the Earth climate system. The direct aerosol effects depend on the aerosol optical properties and their spatial and vertical distribution in the atmosphere. In spite of the recent advances in instrumentation that have improved the characterization of key aerosol properties and increased the spatial resolution, aerosol-associated uncertainties are still considered to be a major factor in climate forcing. Additionally, understanding the physicochemical characteristics of atmospheric aerosol particles in a range of atmospheric environments (from urban to regional) is crucial for understanding and constraining the climatic impacts of aerosols on a global scale.
This Special Issue aims to gather both experimental and model contributions on the characterization of the physical, chemical, and optical properties of aerosol, with a special focus on regional and global climate impacts. We invite submissions exploring the following topics: Results from global monitoring networks, long-term datasets on aerosol chemistry and optical properties variability and trends, global models-measurements comparisons, satellite measurements, and in-situ vertical characterization (from airborne platforms such as aircrafts or balloons). This list is not exhaustive and all relevant research will be considered. Contributions presenting and describing new monitoring networks and measurement protocols are also welcome.
Dr. Gloria Titos
Dr. Alberto Cazorla
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- Aerosol properties
- Radiative forcing
- Spatial variability
- Long-term trends
- Vertical distribution
- Monitoring networks