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Executive editors: Ulrich Pöschl, Ken Carslaw, Barbara Ervens & Thomas Koop

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of high-quality studies investigating the Earth's atmosphere and the underlying chemical and physical processes. It covers the altitude range from the land and ocean surface up to the turbopause, including the troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere.

The main subject areas comprise atmospheric modelling, field measurements, remote sensing, and laboratory studies of gases, aerosols, clouds and precipitation, isotopes, radiation, dynamics, biosphere interactions, and hydrosphere interactions (for details see journal subject areas). The journal scope is focused on studies with general implications for atmospheric science rather than investigations that are primarily of local or technical interest.

Transparent peer review for 20 years: for 20 years, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics has been a pioneer in transparent peer review. Submitted preprints, reviews, and author replies are posted and permanently archived on the journal website. This unique approach ensures the highest levels of scientific transparency and integrity, as well as fair peer review for authors.
IF value: 6.133
IF6.133
IF 5-year value: 6.546
IF 5-year6.546
CiteScore value: 10.1
CiteScore10.1
h5-index value: 93
h5-index93
Highlight articles
20 Jan 2022
An assessment of the tropospherically accessible photo-initiated ground state chemistry of organic carbonyls
Keiran N. Rowell, Scott H. Kable, and Meredith J. T. Jordan
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 929–949, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-929-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-929-2022, 2022
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04 Jan 2022
Dependency of the impacts of geoengineering on the stratospheric sulfur injection strategy – Part 1: Intercomparison of modal and sectional aerosol modules
Anton Laakso, Ulrike Niemeier, Daniele Visioni, Simone Tilmes, and Harri Kokkola
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 93–118, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-93-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-93-2022, 2022
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21 Dec 2021
A simple model of ozone–temperature coupling in the tropical lower stratosphere
William J. Randel, Fei Wu, Alison Ming, and Peter Hitchcock
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18531–18542, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18531-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18531-2021, 2021
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21 Dec 2021
Secondary ice production during the break-up of freezing water drops on impact with ice particles
Rachel L. James, Vaughan T. J. Phillips, and Paul J. Connolly
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18519–18530, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18519-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18519-2021, 2021
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07 Dec 2021
Annual exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban environments linked to wintertime wood-burning episodes
Irini Tsiodra, Georgios Grivas, Kalliopi Tavernaraki, Aikaterini Bougiatioti, Maria Apostolaki, Despina Paraskevopoulou, Alexandra Gogou, Constantine Parinos, Konstantina Oikonomou, Maria Tsagkaraki, Pavlos Zarmpas, Athanasios Nenes, and Nikolaos Mihalopoulos
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17865–17883, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17865-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17865-2021, 2021
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Recent papers
28 Jan 2022
Light Absorption by Brown Carbon over the South-East Atlantic Ocean
Lu Zhang, Michal Segal-Rozenhaimer, Haochi Che, Caroline Dang, Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Ernie R. Lewis, Amie Dobracki, Jenny P. S. Wong, Paola Formenti, Steven G. Howell, and Athanasios Nenes
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2021-1000,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2021-1000, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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28 Jan 2022
Micro-spectroscopic and freezing characterization of ice-nucleating particles collected in the marine boundary layer in the Eastern North Atlantic
Daniel A. Knopf, Joseph C. Charnawskas, Peiwen Wang, Benny Wong, Jay M. Tomlin, Kevin A. Jankowski, Matthew Fraund, Daniel P. Vegthe, Swarup China, Alexander Laskin, Ryan C. Moffet, Mary K. Gilles, Josephine Y. Aller, Matthew A. Marcus, Shira Raveh-Rubin, and Jian Wang
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-61,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-61, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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28 Jan 2022
Characteristics and Evolution of Brown Carbon in Western United States Wildfires
Linghan Zeng, Jack Dibb, Eric Scheuer, Joseph M. Katich, Joshua P. Schwarz, Ilann Bourgeois, Jeff Peischl, Tom Ryerson, Carsten Warneke, Anne E. Perring, Glenn S. Diskin, Joshua P. DiGangi, John B. Nowak, Richard H. Moore, Elizabeth B. Wiggins, Demetrios Pagonis, Hongyu Guo, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Jose L. Jimenez, Lu Xu, and Rodney J. Weber
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-70,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-70, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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27 Jan 2022
Statistical validation of Aeolus L2A particle backscatter coefficient retrievals over ACTRIS/EARLINET stations on the Iberian Peninsula
Jesús Abril-Gago, Juan Luis Guerrero-Rascado, Maria João Costa, Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda, Michaël Sicard, Diego Bermejo-Pantaleón, Daniele Bortoli, María José Granados-Muñoz, Alejandro Rodríguez-Gómez, Constantino Muñoz-Porcar, Adolfo Comerón, Pablo Ortiz-Amezcua, Vanda Salgueiro, Marta María Jiménez-Martín, and Lucas Alados-Arboledas
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1425–1451, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1425-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1425-2022, 2022
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27 Jan 2022
Regional heterogeneities in the emission of airborne primary sugar compounds and biogenic secondary organic aerosols in the East Asian outflow: evidence for coal combustion as a source of levoglucosan
Md. Mozammel Haque, Yanlin Zhang, Srinivas Bikkina, Meehye Lee, and Kimitaka Kawamura
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1373–1393, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1373-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1373-2022, 2022
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Scheduled special issues
GEMS: first year in operation (AMT/ACP inter-journal SI)
01 Dec 2021–31 Dec 2022 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Chul Han Song and Farahnaz Khosrawi | Co-organizers: Jhoon Kim, M. H. Ahn, and Rokjin Park | Information
01 Dec 2021–31 Dec 2022 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Martin Dameris and Bernd Funke | Co-organizers: Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Paul Newman, Irina Petropavlovskikh, and Ja-Ho Koo | Information
Sea2Cloud (ACP/OS inter-journal SI)
01 Oct 2021–31 Oct 2023 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Susannah Burrows and Maria Kanakidou | Karine Sellegri, Cliff Law, and Mike Harvey | Information
07 Jul 2021–31 Dec 2024 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Astrid Kiendler-Scharr and Stefania Gilardoni | Co-organizers: Paolo Laj and Giulia Saponaro | Information
20 May 2021–19 May 2023 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Jianzhong Ma and Neil Harris | Co-organizers: Jos Lelieveld and Christiane Voigt | Information
News
21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

16 Nov 2021 Changes in biomass burning, wetland extent, or agriculture drive atmospheric NH3 trends in select African regions

Ammonia (NH3) gas emitted from soils and biomass burning contributes to particulate air pollution. The authors used satellite observations of the atmosphere over Africa to show that declines in NH3 concentrations over South Sudan's Sudd wetland in 2008–2017 are related to variation in wetland extent.

16 Nov 2021 Changes in biomass burning, wetland extent, or agriculture drive atmospheric NH3 trends in select African regions

Ammonia (NH3) gas emitted from soils and biomass burning contributes to particulate air pollution. The authors used satellite observations of the atmosphere over Africa to show that declines in NH3 concentrations over South Sudan's Sudd wetland in 2008–2017 are related to variation in wetland extent.

04 Nov 2021 Arctic black carbon during PAMARCMiP 2018 and previous aircraft experiments in spring

Vertical profiles of black carbon (BC) in the Arctic were measured during the PAMARCMiP aircraft-based experiment in spring 2018 and compared with those observed during previous aircraft campaigns in 2008, 2010, and 2015.

04 Nov 2021 Arctic black carbon during PAMARCMiP 2018 and previous aircraft experiments in spring

Vertical profiles of black carbon (BC) in the Arctic were measured during the PAMARCMiP aircraft-based experiment in spring 2018 and compared with those observed during previous aircraft campaigns in 2008, 2010, and 2015.