Special Issue "Coronavirus Pandemic Shutdown Effects on Urban Air Quality (2nd Volume)"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality and Human Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 6 December 2022 | Viewed by 170

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Dr. Gunnar W. Schade
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Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, TX 77843, USA
Interests: biosphere-atmosphere interactions; energy and trace gas fluxes; boundary layer meteorology; climate change impacts
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Prof. Dr. Nicole Mölders
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Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
Interests: human and natural impacts on weather, air quality and climate; land-cover/use impacts on cloud and precipitation formation; pollution in remote locations, wind energy; evaluation of air-quality model results
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Dr. Gabriele Curci
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Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 67010 Coppito, L’Aquila, Italy
Interests: regional tropospheric chemistry and air quality; global and regional modeling of atmospheric aerosols and their radiative effects; aerosol-cloud interactions; intercontinental transport of trace gases and aerosols; aerosol optical properties and mixing state; aerosol remote sensing
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Dr. Francesca Costabile
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Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council, Rome, Italy
Interests: air quality; atmospheric aerosol; health effects; characterization of ultrafine particles; combustion generated aerosol and urban areas; black carbon and carbonaceous aerosol, and relevant toxicology
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Prof. Dr. Prashant Kumar
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Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK
Interests: urban air quality; public health; atmospheric aerosols and nanoparticles
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Dr. Chris G. Tzanis
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Section of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus, 157 84 Athens, Greece
Interests: climate dynamics; climate physics; climate change and variability; aerosols; ambient air quality; ozone-climate interactions; atmospheric physics and chemistry; nonlinear processes; artificial intelligence and machine learning; remote sensing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues, countermeasures to limit the virus’ spread, particular countrywide or regional “lock-downs”, have become rare. However, pandemic-induced changes to social behavior in densely populated areas may have led to enduring changes in urban air quality.

For our first volume, we invited manuscripts that described the effects on air quality during the initial phases of the world’s response to the pandemic. This was dominated by large, but mostly temporary reductions in road traffic emissions that manifested in air quality changes observable from satellite instruments and surface air quality measurement networks. As a result, Atmosphere published a series of insightful analyses from several continents, including rich datasets.

For this second volume, we are once again seeking manuscripts that use remotely sensed or in situ measurement data to provide insights into the effects of the pandemic on urban air quality. In addition, considering the rapid recovery of social and economic activity in many parts of the world, we solicit manuscripts that address questions of how and how fast air pollution around the world has or has not returned to pre-pandemic levels. Since the initial emissions reductions were likely not uniform, and neither was the return to “normal”, we are looking forward to continued analyses of the altered mobile sector and other emissions that can be traced to societal challenges and changes driven by the world’s pandemic responses. In this regard, we encourage comprehensive studies that bring these air quality changes into the broader perspective of health effects.

Dr. Gunnar W. Schade
Prof. Dr. Nicole Mölders
Dr. Daniele Contini
Dr. Gabriele Curci
Dr. Francesca Costabile
Prof. Dr. Prashant Kumar
Dr. Chris G. Tzanis
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