Special Issue "Radiative Transfer in the Earth Atmosphere"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Electromagnetic radiation, propagating thought the Earth's atmosphere, plays many important roles in controlling the environment and climate. It provides light to support human life, and also provides PAR radiation to support vegetation growth.
Originating from the sun, solar radiation is a main source of energy, followed by the thermal IR radiation emitted by the Earth–atmosphere system. The radiative budget is a sum of solar and IR radiation, and it controls the Earth climate system, affecting all major dynamics and thermodynamic processes that occur in the system. Major radiative quantities include the surface radiation budget, the profile of heating/cooling radiative rates, radiative forcing at the top of the atmosphere, and actinic fluxes. The latter plays an important role in atmospheric chemistry by controlling photochemical reaction rates, which are important in ozone production.
There have been a great many efforts directed at the measurement and modeling of electromagnetic radiation. This Special Issue provides a summary of recent accomplishments in studying the diverse impacts of electromagnetic radiation, including recent progress in modeling, as well as measurements. The fast growth of satellite remote sensing, which is based on measurements of electromagnetic radiation in different parts of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy, has provided significant progress in the understanding of the properties, life-cycles, and diverse impacts of aerosol and clouds. In addition, aircraft measurements of radiation have provided an important understanding of the impact of aerosol and clouds on the propagation of electromagnetic radiation under different cloudy and aerosol-laden conditions.
Aerosols, clouds, and some gases are major atmospheric components that strongly influence the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through the atmosphere. Because the properties of aerosols and clouds are highly variable in space and time, predictions of their radiative impacts have been difficult make. The major types of atmospheric aerosols that affect electromagnetic radiation include mineral dust aerosols, smoke aerosols, including black carbon, organic carbon, sea-salt, and various sulfate and nitrate compounds. They all have distinct physical and chemical properties that affect their interactions with electromagnetic radiation. Given that these properties vary strongly during aerosol and cloud lifetimes in the atmosphere, their quantitative characterization has been particularly difficult.
There are a variety of clouds that all interact with radiation, depending on the concentrations and size distributions of cloud drops. The presence of ice crystals adds an additional complexity to the prediction of their radiative impacts. Although they are made from ice, the single species, their optical properties, and, thus, radiative impacts are strongly dependent on their various shapes.
Representations of aerosols and clouds in general circulation models and regional transport models have been exploited as a powerful tool to estimate the radiative impacts of aerosol and cloud through a detailed representation of their major processes, such as their emissions, formation in the atmosphere, and transport (including the evolution of their physical and chemical properties that affect their optical properties and radiative impacts).
This Special Issue aims at addressing some of the recent developments towards improving our understanding of the diverse radiative impact of different types of aerosols and clouds.
Prof. Dr. Irina N. Sokolik
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surface reflection and emission
heating/cooling radiative rates
satellite remote sensing
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
- Irina N. Sokolik
Title: Introduction to the specail issue: The recent progreess and reamining chalendges in the radiative transfer studies in the Earth'a atmosphere
- Authors: Irina N. Sokolik and V.V. Tatarskii
Title: Satteliite remote sensing of linght absobing aerosol: A focus on smoke and dust
- Authors: Irina N. Sokolik, et al.
Title: The raditive impact of smoke aerosol
- Authors: V.V. Tatarskii, et al
Title: CALIPSO lidar remote sensing of atmospheric aerosol
- Authors: Ping Yang
Title: Modeling of optical properties of ice crystal
- Authors: Alexander Marshak
Title: Cloud and aerosol radiative properties in partly cloudy atmospheres
- Authors: Peter Pilewskii
Title: Measurements of radtion in dufferent aerosol lading conditions
- Authors: M.V. Panchenko, T.B. Zhuravleva, V.S. Kozlov, V.V. Pol'kin, S.A.
- Authors: Terpugova, I.M. Nasrtdinov and D.G. Chernov
Title: Modeling of aerosol radiative effects in the troposphere of Siberia on the basis of empirical data.
- Authors: Kalshniikova Olga
Title: Remote sensing of air pollution
- Authors: Zheng Lu and Irina N. Sokolik
Title: Radiative impacts of smoke from the Siberian wildfire
- Authors: Ina Tegen, and Bernd Heinold
Title: Large-scale modeling of absorbing aerosol
- Authors: Stakhouse, Paul
Title: Earth radiative budget
- Authors: Alston, Erica and irina N. Sokolik
Title: The radiative impact of air pollution
- Authors: Madronich A. and S. Tilmes
Title: Effect of stratospheric sulfate aerosols on the penetration of diffuse and direct solar ultraviolet and visible radiation into surface waters"
- Authors: Patricia Castellanos, Arlindo da Silva, Virginie Buchard, Robert Spurr, Sergey Korkin
Title: Observing System Simulations for the Geostationary Atmospheric Composition Constellation