Special Issue "Climate Change and Air Pollution in Portugal"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2021.
Interests: air quality; atmospheric emissions; air quality modeling; climate change; air quality integrated assessment
Interests: Numerical weather prediction; Atmospheric modelling; Renewable energies; Climate simulation and modelling; Climate variability and change; Data assimilation; Atmospheric motion vectors; Observation System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs)
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Interests: air quality; air quality modelling; long-range transport of desert dust; photochemical pollution; impact of weather events on air quality
Air pollution and climate change are two of the greatest environmental health stressors of our time. Over the last decade, awareness that air quality and climate change are related in many ways has substantially increased. A current concern is the need to mitigate climate change impacts while improving air quality. The interactions between these two environmental concerns are nonlinear and continue to be a matter of intense study.
This Special Issue aims to present new contributions on both air pollution and climate change, with a focus over the Portugal area. Studies that focus over the Iberian Peninsula are also welcome. We encourage submissions that address the multiple links between air quality and climate change and that characterize the impacts of these environmental stressors, either alone or jointly. This can include all kinds of studies such as statistical studies based on analysis of pollutant concentrations and weather and climate indicators; impact studies focused on human health and ecosystem effects; studies that investigate the tradeoffs and co-benefits that may be gained from reducing anthropogenic emissions, including short- and long-lived greenhouse gases; or studies regarding vegetation/nature-based solution (NBS) impacts on atmosphere. We are also particularly interested in contributions that integrate policies and practices that may help to mitigate or adapt to climate change, as well as improving air quality.
Dr. Alexandra Monteiro
Dr. David Carvalho
Dr. Carla Gama
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Air quality
- Climate change
- Human health
- Nature-based solutions
- Air quality and climate change plans
- Air quality and climate change co-benefits
- Environmental policies
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Influence of people behavior on indoor air quality
Abstract: People spend about 90% of their time in indoor environments without really knowing about the quality of the air in these spaces. This lack of knowledge about the indoor air quality and the exposure time can aggravate the health conditions of the individuals in the indoor spaces of houses.
The main purpose of this work was to analyze the feasibility of using low-cost sensors to quantify and to identify the main causes of poor indoor air quality. In this sense, two houses in different locations were selected, regarding either the surrounding environment or the behavior of residents. The study focused on analyzing the daily routines of two families (a couple with a child and a childless couple) and its impact on indoor air quality pollutants at defferent home divisions (bedrooms and living rooms).
Results showed that pollutants present in indoor air may also vary according to the season, outdoor concentrations and family routines. Results also demonstrated that the correlation of indoor air concentrations varied considerably among different types of pollutants.
Title: Assessing indoor air quality patterns using microsensors
Title: Assessing heatwaves and its association with poor air quality episodes in Algarve (Portugal)