Special Issue "Atmospheric Nutrients: Sources, Processes and Impact on Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems"
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 2019).
Interests: atmospheric chemistry and climate changes due to human activities and gas/particle interactions; chemistry of the upper troposphere; human-driven changes in the oxidizing power of the atmosphere and the aerosol composition and their interactions with climate
Every year, millions of tons of aerosol particles are transported to remote oceans and terrestrial ecosystems, such as the Southern Ocean and the Amazon forest. These particles, once deposited, provide the ecosystems with an external source of nutrients, such as iron, phosphorus, and nitrogen. This may stimulate primary production (a plant’s ability to produce complex organic compounds from water, carbon dioxide, and simple nutrients) and enhances carbon uptake and thus indirectly affects the climate.
Measurement and modelling studies in the past 30 years have clearly demonstrated the importance of atmospheric nutrients in global biogeochemical cycles and the Earth system. However, there are still major uncertainties in the flux of atmospheric nutrients to the ecosystems, particularly those from anthropogenic and biogenic sources. The impacts of atmospheric nutrients on ecosystems and the climate are also poorly understood.
In this Special Issue, we welcome manuscripts on laboratory, field and modelling studies of atmospheric nutrients on the following themes:
- Sources and emissions of total and bioavailable atmospheric nutrients from both natural and anthropogenic sources.
- Physical and chemical processes in the source emissions and the atmosphere that affect the production (e.g., solubilization of nutrients), transport and deposition of atmospheric nutrients.
- Deposition of total and bioavailable atmospheric nutrients to the ecosystems, in particular those that are sensitive to external nutrient inputs.
- Impacts of atmospheric nutrients on the ocean, terrestrial ecosystems and the climate.
Dr. Zongbo Shi
Prof. Dr. Maria Kanakidou
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- earth system
- terrestrial ecosystems