Special Issue "Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions: Measurements, Models, and Model-Data Fusion"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land - Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017)
The exchange between vegetated land surface and the atmosphere covers a significant portion of the global cycle of energy, water, and greenhouse gases. Atmospheric exchange above ecosystems is an important component of the climate system from local to global scale. Since ecosystems and their respective exchange rates are influenced by varying environmental conditions, the atmospheric fluxes of carbon dioxide, water and energy, themselves, are also considered an indicator for changes of climate conditions quantified by related ecosystem responses such as alterations of net ecosystem exchange or changes in evaporation. Due to the functional interdependencies the biosphere-atmosphere interactions are not limited to ecosystem feedback but the biosphere, in return, affects the climate through changes of albedo, the energy budget, or changes in the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide driven by the biosphere–atmosphere exchange.
The complex interdependency of the ability of carbon uptake by vegetated areas and its drivers moved into the focus current and ongoing research. Giving its importance also in the context of climate change research, we invite papers that focus on the broad research field of biosphere-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases, energy, water, and volatile organic compounds for this Special Issue of the journal Atmosphere. This incorporates studies that focus on measurements or modeling (statistical modeling and process-based) of exchange processes, as well as studies that combine the two in data-model fusion approaches. We welcome your respective research manuscripts that are submitted by 30 April 2017.
Prof. Andres Schmidt
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Land-Atmosphere Exchange
- Carbon Cycle Modeling
- Flux measurements
- Process Based Biosphere Models
- Statistical Biosphere Models
- Eddy Covariance
- Data Assimilation
- Model-Data Fusion
- Climate Change
- Ecosystem Response
- Remote Sensing of Biosphere
- Volatile Organic Compounds