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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.
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27 Jan 2023 New agreement between Jisc and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the UK-based Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee) to streamline open-access publishing for their members. Read more.

27 Jan 2023 New agreement between Jisc and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the UK-based Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee) to streamline open-access publishing for their members. Read more.

13 Jan 2023 New ACP Letter: Strong particle production and condensational growth in the upper troposphere sustained by biogenic VOCs from the canopy of the Amazon Basin

The origins of the abundant cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) in the upper troposphere (UT) of the Amazon remain unclear. With model developments of new secondary organic aerosol schemes and constrained by observation, the authors show that strong aerosol nucleation and condensation in the UT is triggered by biogenic organics, and organic condensation is key for UT CCN production.

13 Jan 2023 New ACP Letter: Strong particle production and condensational growth in the upper troposphere sustained by biogenic VOCs from the canopy of the Amazon Basin

The origins of the abundant cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) in the upper troposphere (UT) of the Amazon remain unclear. With model developments of new secondary organic aerosol schemes and constrained by observation, the authors show that strong aerosol nucleation and condensation in the UT is triggered by biogenic organics, and organic condensation is key for UT CCN production.

Highlight articles
13 Jan 2023
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Strong particle production and condensational growth in the upper troposphere sustained by biogenic VOCs from the canopy of the Amazon Basin
Yunfan Liu, Hang Su, Siwen Wang, Chao Wei, Wei Tao, Mira L. Pöhlker, Christopher Pöhlker, Bruna A. Holanda, Ovid O. Krüger, Thorsten Hoffmann, Manfred Wendisch, Paulo Artaxo, Ulrich Pöschl, Meinrat O. Andreae, and Yafang Cheng
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 251–272, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-251-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-251-2023, 2023
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05 Jan 2023
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Dependence of strategic solar climate intervention on background scenario and model physics
John T. Fasullo and Jadwiga H. Richter
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 163–182, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-163-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-163-2023, 2023
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Recent papers
27 Jan 2023
Long-term monitoring of cloud water chemistry at Whiteface Mountain: the emergence of a new chemical regime
Christopher E. Lawrence, Paul Casson, Richard Brandt, James J. Schwab, James E. Dukett, Phil Snyder, Elizabeth Yerger, Daniel Kelting, Trevor C. VandenBoer, and Sara Lance
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 1619–1639, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1619-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1619-2023, 2023
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27 Jan 2023
Comparing the ice nucleation properties of the kaolin minerals kaolinite and halloysite
Kristian Klumpp, Claudia Marcolli, Ana Alonso-Hellweg, Christopher H. Dreimol, and Thomas Peter
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 1579–1598, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1579-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1579-2023, 2023
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27 Jan 2023
Hydroxyl airglow observations for investigating atmospheric dynamics: results and challenges
Sabine Wüst, Michael Bittner, Patrick J. Espy, W. John R. French, and Frank J. Mulligan
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 1599–1618, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1599-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1599-2023, 2023
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27 Jan 2023
Modeling the influence of chain length on secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation via multiphase reactions of alkanes
Azad Madhu, Myoseon Jang, and David Deacon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 1661–1675, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1661-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1661-2023, 2023
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27 Jan 2023
How aerosol size matters in aerosol optical depth (AOD) assimilation and the optimization using the Ångström exponent
Jianbing Jin, Bas Henzing, and Arjo Segers
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 1641–1660, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1641-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1641-2023, 2023
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Scheduled special issues
01 Jan 2023–31 Dec 2028 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Gabriele Stiller and Peter Haynes | Co-organizers: Gloria Manney, Jonathon Wright, and Masatomo Fujiwara | Information
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
01 Nov 2022–01 Apr 2023 | ACP Executive and Senior Editors | 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
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