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Special Issue "Recent Advances of Air Pollution Studies in South Korea"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 October 2019).
Air pollution, especially the high concentration of particulate matter (PM) and Ozone (O3), is currently one of the rising socioenvironmental issues in South Korea due to its huge impacts on the health and lifestyle of citizens. During May–June, 2016, the very special field campaign of KORUS-AQ (Korea–United States Air Quality) was conducted in order to collect comprehensive measurements of air quality and to better understand the major factors governing air quality in South Korea. Moreover, the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) will be launched in late 2019–early 2020 to monitor air pollutants (O3, NO2, SO2, HCHO, and PM) over Asia with high spatial and temporal resolution from a geostationary earth orbit for the first time, followed by TEMPO over North America and Sentinel-4 over Europe. In these regards, the aim of this Special Issue is to introduce and discuss the current and advanced studies into air quality in South Korea. Manuscripts related to the following key scientific areas and segments are all welcome for this Special Issue:
- Top–down and bottom–up emission inventory and estimation over the Asian region;
- Observational features of past/current air quality;
- Modeling approach to identify current status and future conditions of air quality;
- Assessment of impact of air pollution on human health and others;
- Feedback mechanism between air quality and climate change with regional scale.
Prof. Chang-Keun Song
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- air pollution
- KORUS-AQ campaign
- impact assessment
- human health
- feedback mechanism
- climate change