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Executive editors : Ken Carslaw & Barbara Ervens
eISSN: ACP 1680-7324, ACPD 1680-7375

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 important implications for our understanding of the state and behaviour of the atmosphere.

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: 7.197
IF7.197
IF 5-year value: 7.320
IF 5-year7.320
CiteScore value: 11.1
CiteScore11.1
h5-index value: 93
h5-index93
News
28 Sep 2022 Press release: EGU expands open access to scientific knowledge and discussion

Conference of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry explores ways to further develop and promote interactive open-access publishing with transparent peer review and public discussion. Read more.

28 Sep 2022 Press release: EGU expands open access to scientific knowledge and discussion

Conference of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry explores ways to further develop and promote interactive open-access publishing with transparent peer review and public discussion. Read more.

Highlight articles
19 Sep 2022
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Cloud adjustments from large-scale smoke–circulation interactions strongly modulate the southeastern Atlantic stratocumulus-to-cumulus transition
Michael S. Diamond, Pablo E. Saide, Paquita Zuidema, Andrew S. Ackerman, Sarah J. Doherty, Ann M. Fridlind, Hamish Gordon, Calvin Howes, Jan Kazil, Takanobu Yamaguchi, Jianhao Zhang, Graham Feingold, and Robert Wood
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12113–12151, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12113-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12113-2022, 2022
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01 Sep 2022
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Bayesian assessment of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and halon banks suggest large reservoirs still present in old equipment
Megan Jeramaz Lickley, John S. Daniel, Eric L. Fleming, Stefan Reimann, and Susan Solomon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11125–11136, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11125-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11125-2022, 2022
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Recent papers
28 Sep 2022
Evaluation of tropical water vapour from CMIP6 global climate models using the ESA CCI Water Vapour climate data records
Jia He, Helene Brogniez, and Laurence Picon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12591–12606, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12591-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12591-2022, 2022
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28 Sep 2022
Ice-nucleating particles near two major dust source regions
Charlotte M. Beall, Thomas C. J. Hill, Paul J. DeMott, Tobias Köneman, Michael Pikridas, Frank Drewnick, Hartwig Harder, Christopher Pöhlker, Jos Lelieveld, Bettina Weber, Minas Iakovides, Roman Prokeš, Jean Sciare, Meinrat O. Andreae, M. Dale Stokes, and Kimberly A. Prather
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12607–12627, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12607-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12607-2022, 2022
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28 Sep 2022
Impact of urbanization on gas-phase pollutant concentrations: a regional-scale, model-based analysis of the contributing factors
Peter Huszar, Jan Karlický, Lukáš Bartík, Marina Liaskoni, Alvaro Patricio Prieto Perez, and Kateřina Šindelářová
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12647–12674, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12647-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12647-2022, 2022
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28 Sep 2022
Seasonal modeling analysis of nitrate formation pathways in Yangtze River Delta region, China
Jinjin Sun, Momei Qin, Xiaodong Xie, Wenxing Fu, Yang Qin, Li Sheng, Lin Li, Jingyi Li, Ishaq Dimeji Sulaymon, Lei Jiang, Lin Huang, Xingna Yu, and Jianlin Hu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12629–12646, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12629-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12629-2022, 2022
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27 Sep 2022
Observed changes in stratospheric circulation: Decreasing lifetime of N2O, 2005–2021
Michael J. Prather, Lucien Froidevaux, and Nathaniel J. Livesey
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-650,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-650, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Scheduled special issues
01 Jan 2023–31 Dec 2025 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Qiang Zhang and Yafang Cheng | Co-organizers: Yang Zhang, Karine Sartelet, and Sunling Gong | Information
13 Jul 2022–30 Jun 2023 | ACP editors | Coordinators: Gabriele Stiller and Bernd Funke | Co-organizers: Jan Laštovička, and Viktoria Sofieva | Information
15 Mar 2022–15 Mar 2024 | ACP editors | Coordinators: Steven Brown and Lisa Whalley | Co-organizers: Chunxiang Ye, Jicheng Gong, and Wei Nie | Information
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
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