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Special Issue "Long Term Trends of Air Pollutants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2019).
Trace gas monitoring stations allow us to monitor changes in air pollution in our cities, rural areas, and even high mountaintop sites. Comprehensive monitoring networks in Europe and North America provide up to 40 years of long term timeseries of various trace gases. In other areas of the world, the data sets do not go back as far and, in some countries, there are no networks, but there is a variety of stations that can provide us with a clear picture of how air pollutants have changed over the years. We are interested in any long term monitoring of air pollutants, from just over five years for so-called "changes" to the scale where we can talk about trends (over ten years). O3, NO2, CO, SO2, aerosols, PM2.5 trends, and any linkages between these various pollutants are of interest. Any changes in indoor pollution and linkages to building design, lifestyle, and outdoor pollution would also be of interest.
Illustrating trends in air pollution at one station must involve describing the regional and global contexts and taking into account the nearest pollution sources. Studies of regional or even global trends will involve combining individual station trends to derive or describe regional trends. The statistical analysis involved in deriving the trends will need to be well described and justified.
In this Special Issue, manuscripts on all aspects of the analysis and interpretation of changes and trends in air pollutants are welcome.
Dr. Zoë Fleming
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Particulate Matter
- Long-range transport
- Statistical significance of trends
- Chemical composition
- Urban air quality
- Health effects
- Emission reductions