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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
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17 May 2022
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Oceanic emissions of dimethyl sulfide and methanethiol and their contribution to sulfur dioxide production in the marine atmosphere
Gordon A. Novak, Delaney B. Kilgour, Christopher M. Jernigan, Michael P. Vermeuel, and Timothy H. Bertram
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6309–6325, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6309-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6309-2022, 2022
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10 May 2022
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Assessing the consequences of including aerosol absorption in potential stratospheric aerosol injection climate intervention strategies
Jim M. Haywood, Andy Jones, Ben T. Johnson, and William McFarlane Smith
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6135–6150, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6135-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6135-2022, 2022
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10 May 2022
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Projections of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions and the resulting global warming based on recent trends in observed abundances and current policies
Guus J. M. Velders, John S. Daniel, Stephen A. Montzka, Isaac Vimont, Matthew Rigby, Paul B. Krummel, Jens Muhle, Simon O'Doherty, Ronald G. Prinn, Ray F. Weiss, and Dickon Young
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6087–6101, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6087-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6087-2022, 2022
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14 Apr 2022
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Formation, radiative forcing, and climatic effects of severe regional haze
Yun Lin, Yuan Wang, Bowen Pan, Jiaxi Hu, Song Guo, Misti Levy Zamora, Pengfei Tian, Qiong Su, Yuemeng Ji, Jiayun Zhao, Mario Gomez-Hernandez, Min Hu, and Renyi Zhang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4951–4967, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-4951-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-4951-2022, 2022
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12 Apr 2022
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Interactions between the stratospheric polar vortex and Atlantic circulation on seasonal to multi-decadal timescales
Oscar Dimdore-Miles, Lesley Gray, Scott Osprey, Jon Robson, Rowan Sutton, and Bablu Sinha
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4867–4893, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-4867-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-4867-2022, 2022
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Recent papers
17 May 2022
Using atmospheric trace gas vertical profiles to evaluate model fluxes: a case study of Arctic-CAP observations and GEOS simulations for the ABoVE domain
Colm Sweeney, Abhishek Chatterjee, Sonja Wolter, Kathryn McKain, Robert Bogue, Stephen Conley, Tim Newberger, Lei Hu, Lesley Ott, Benjamin Poulter, Luke Schiferl, Brad Weir, Zhen Zhang, and Charles E. Miller
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6347–6364, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6347-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6347-2022, 2022
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17 May 2022
An evaluation of new particle formation events in Helsinki during a Baltic Sea cyanobacterial summer bloom
Roseline C. Thakur, Lubna Dada, Lisa J. Beck, Lauriane L. J. Quéléver, Tommy Chan, Marjan Marbouti, Xu-Cheng He, Carlton Xavier, Juha Sulo, Janne Lampilahti, Markus Lampimäki, Yee Jun Tham, Nina Sarnela, Katrianne Lehtipalo, Alf Norkko, Markku Kulmala, Mikko Sipilä, and Tuija Jokinen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6365–6391, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6365-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6365-2022, 2022
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17 May 2022
| Highlight paper
Oceanic emissions of dimethyl sulfide and methanethiol and their contribution to sulfur dioxide production in the marine atmosphere
Gordon A. Novak, Delaney B. Kilgour, Christopher M. Jernigan, Michael P. Vermeuel, and Timothy H. Bertram
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6309–6325, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6309-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6309-2022, 2022
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17 May 2022
An investigation into the chemistry of HONO in the marine boundary layer at Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory in Bermuda
Yuting Zhu, Youfeng Wang, Xianliang Zhou, Yasin F. Elshorbany, Chunxiang Ye, Matthew Hayden, and Andrew J. Peters
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6327–6346, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6327-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6327-2022, 2022
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17 May 2022
Arctic tropospheric ozone: assessment of current knowledge and model performance
Cynthia H. Whaley, Kathy S. Law, Jens Liengaard Hjorth, Henrik Skov, Stephen R. Arnold, Joakim Langner, Jakob Boyd Pernov, Rong-You Chien, Jesper H. Christensen, Makoto Deushi, Xinyi Dong, Gregory Faluvegi, Mark Flanner, Joshua S. Fu, Michael Gauss, Ulas Im, Louis Marelle, Tatsuo Onishi, Naga Oshima, David A. Plummer, Luca Pozzoli, Jean-Christophe Raut, Ragnhild Skeie, Manu A. Thomas, Kostas Tsigaridis, Svetlana Tsyro, Steven T. Turnock, Knut von Salzen, and David W. Tarasick
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-319,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-319, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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17 May 2022
Seasonal characteristics of atmospheric formaldehyde (HCHO) in a coastal city of southeast China: Formation mechanism and photochemical effects
Taotao Liu, Yiling Lin, Jinsheng Chen, Gaojie Chen, Chen Yang, Lingling Xu, Mengren Li, Xiaolong Fan, Yanting Chen, Liqian Yin, Yuping Chen, Xiaoting Ji, Ziyi Lin, Fuwang Zhang, Hong Wang, and Youwei Hong
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-292,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-292, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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17 May 2022
Four-dimensional Variational Assimilation for SO2 Emission and its Application around the COVID-19 lockdown in the spring 2020 over China
Yiwen Hu, Zengliang Zang, Xiaoyan Ma, Yi Li, Yanfei Liang, Wei You, Xiaobin Pan, and Zhijin Li
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-301,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-301, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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17 May 2022
Understanding greenhouse gas (GHG) column concentrations in Munich using WRF
Xinxu Zhao, Jia Chen, Julia Marschall, Michal Gałkowski, Stephan Hachinger, Florian Dietrich, Ankit Shekhar, Johannes Gensheimer, Adrian Wenzel, and Christoph Gerbig
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-281,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-281, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Scheduled special issues
15 Mar 2022–15 Mar 2024 | ACP editors | Coordinator: 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
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
News
02 May 2022 Offline analysis of the chemical composition and hygroscopicity of submicrometer aerosol at an Asian outflow receptor site and comparison with online measurements

Offline analyses of the hygroscopicity and composition of atmospheric aerosols are complementary to online analyses in view of the applicability to broader sizes, specific compound groups, and investigations at remote sites. This offline study characterized the composition of water-soluble matter in aerosols and their humidity-dependent hygroscopicity on Okinawa, a receptor site of East Asian outflow.

02 May 2022 Offline analysis of the chemical composition and hygroscopicity of submicrometer aerosol at an Asian outflow receptor site and comparison with online measurements

Offline analyses of the hygroscopicity and composition of atmospheric aerosols are complementary to online analyses in view of the applicability to broader sizes, specific compound groups, and investigations at remote sites. This offline study characterized the composition of water-soluble matter in aerosols and their humidity-dependent hygroscopicity on Okinawa, a receptor site of East Asian outflow.

25 Apr 2022 ACP welcomes 27 new editors!

To ensure that ACP continues to represent the growing global community of atmospheric scientists that it serves, we deliberately invited colleagues who bring expertise from a wide range of countries. Read more.

25 Apr 2022 ACP welcomes 27 new editors!

To ensure that ACP continues to represent the growing global community of atmospheric scientists that it serves, we deliberately invited colleagues who bring expertise from a wide range of countries. Read more.

31 Mar 2022 Full latitudinal marine atmospheric measurements of iodine monoxide

The authors have undertaken atmospheric iodine monoxide (IO) observations in the global marine boundary layer with a wide latitudinal coverage and sea surface temperature (SST) range. They conclude that atmospheric iodine is abundant over the Western Pacific warm pool, appearing as an iodine fountain, where ozone (O3) minima occur.

31 Mar 2022 Full latitudinal marine atmospheric measurements of iodine monoxide

The authors have undertaken atmospheric iodine monoxide (IO) observations in the global marine boundary layer with a wide latitudinal coverage and sea surface temperature (SST) range. They conclude that atmospheric iodine is abundant over the Western Pacific warm pool, appearing as an iodine fountain, where ozone (O3) minima occur.