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Special Issue "Atmospheric Carbonaceous Aerosols"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 April 2020.
Interests: atmospheric aerosols; AMS; combustion aerosols; atmospheric pollution
Carbonaceous aerosols have increasingly drawn scientific attention for their significant adverse climate and health effects. The carbonaceous aerosol consists of organics and elemental carbon, which is generally referred to as black carbon (BC/rBC/EC). BC absorbs solar radiation causing positive climate radiative forcing and also influences clouds. Primary carbonaceous aerosols are emitted directly from combustion or industrial processes. Secondary organic aerosols (SOA), part of carbonaceous aerosols, are formed via nucleation, condensation, and the heterogeneous reactions of organic compounds. SOA lead to climate impacts through the scattering and absorption of sunlight and their participation in cloud formation. Knowledge of the impacts of carbonaceous aerosols on climate change and health is incomplete. A comprehensive and predictive understanding of the impacts of carbonaceous aerosols on regional and global scales requires the quantification of their chemical composition and associated physical and optical properties. Furthermore, understanding the dynamics and transformation of carbonaceous particles is essential and needs wide-ranging research. In this Special Issue, we invite submissions of research papers within the topic of carbonaceous particles in the atmosphere, addressing the following perspectives:
• Black/elemental carbon
• SOA formation and aging
• Chemical composition and carbon nanostructure
• Brown carbon and refractory organics
• Source apportionment and emission inventories
• Air quality and modeling studies
Dr. Petri Tiitta
Dr. Liqing Hao
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 1500 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.
- Black/elemental carbon
- Organic and brown carbon
- Chemical composition
- Physical and optical properties