Special Issue "Tropospheric Ozone and Its Precursors"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
Prof. Bernhard Rappenglueck
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston Houston, TX 77204, USA
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Interests: air chemistry in urban and remote areas; atmospheric radical chemistry; emissions source apportionment; surface-atmosphere exchange; boundary layer processes and mesoscale meteorology; chemistry-transport modeling
Ozone in the troposphere is formed by a complex chain of reactions from precursor gases emitted from biogenic and anthropogenic sources triggered by solar radiation. Major ozone precursors include reactive nitrogen compounds, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and methane. Atmospheric transport leads to regional or large-scale distribution. Owing to its highly reactive chemical properties, ozone is harmful to vegetation, materials and human health. It is also an efficient greenhouse gas. Anthropogenic ozone precursors sources are often related to the use and transformation of energy, mostly concentrated in populated areas. A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2016) states that air pollution is the biggest environmental risk today and that only one person in ten lives in a city that complies with the WHO air quality guidelines. Both the number and sizes of large cities will continue to increase worldwide, and will likely have an impact on the chemical composition of the atmosphere on a global scale.
This Special Issue invites papers on the current knowledge in ozone formation in urban and remote areas, as well as analysis of long-term trends of ozone and its precursors. Results from observations (in situ and remote sensing) and modeling studies are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rappenglueck
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- tropospheric ozone
- volatile organic compounds
- reactive nitrogen compounds
- carbon monoxide
- atmospheric radical chemistry
- urban air quality
- trends in atmospheric composition
- precursor emission sources