Special Issue "Rural and Remote Aerosol"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
For this Special Issue we seek the best contemporary research on rural and remote continental aerosol. We encourage colleagues to think creatively and broadly about how their work may relate to these geographic regions so we may represent a diverse segment of the current state-of-the-art. We are interested in understanding both how sparsely populated regions are affected by exogenous aerosol sources and how particles produced and/or transformed in these regions affect other areas, both near and far. Regular papers, negative results, short papers and discussion/position papers are welcomed. If in doubt about the suitability of the research for the SI, potential authors are invited to discuss the idea with the Guest Editor before preparing the paper.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of paper topics of interest:
-Role of oil and gas drilling/production in aerosol generation
-Validation/Verification of aerosol predictions from models
-Recent developments to improve satellite retrievals of aerosols in remote continental regions
-Aerosol impacts (e.g., visibility) in national parks or other public lands
-Aerosol transport to/from rural/remote areas
-Trends in aerosol composition in rural/remote areas
-Biomass burning (e.g., wildfires, prescribed burns, agricultural fires)
-Optical properties of aerosol
-Impacts of on- and off-road combustion emissions in rural/remote locations
-Spatial variability of aerosol at any scales
-New observational techniques/tools
-Small/networked autonomous sensors for remote deployment
-Applications (insurance, agriculture, hazards, etc.)
-Temporal variability of aerosol
-Longitudinal studies tracking changing patterns of urban/rural pollution
-Secondary organic aerosol formation/impacts
-Biological aerosols (e.g., pollen, dust)
-Quantitative air quality policy analysis
Dr. Timothy D. Gordon
Manuscript Submission Information
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