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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.

IF value: 6.133
IF6.133
IF 5-year value: 6.546
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CiteScore value: 10.1
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h5-index value: 93
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Highlight articles
17 Nov 2021
A sulfur dioxide Covariance-Based Retrieval Algorithm (COBRA): application to TROPOMI reveals new emission sources
Nicolas Theys, Vitali Fioletov, Can Li, Isabelle De Smedt, Christophe Lerot, Chris McLinden, Nickolay Krotkov, Debora Griffin, Lieven Clarisse, Pascal Hedelt, Diego Loyola, Thomas Wagner, Vinod Kumar, Antje Innes, Roberto Ribas, François Hendrick, Jonas Vlietinck, Hugues Brenot, and Michel Van Roozendael
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16727–16744, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16727-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16727-2021, 2021
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22 Oct 2021
An Arctic ozone hole in 2020 if not for the Montreal Protocol
Catherine Wilka, Susan Solomon, Doug Kinnison, and David Tarasick
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15771–15781, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15771-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15771-2021, 2021
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19 Oct 2021
Self-consistent global transport of metallic ions with WACCM-X
Jianfei Wu, Wuhu Feng, Han-Li Liu, Xianghui Xue, Daniel Robert Marsh, and John Maurice Campbell Plane
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15619–15630, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15619-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15619-2021, 2021
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18 Oct 2021
Direct estimates of biomass burning NOx emissions and lifetimes using daily observations from TROPOMI
Xiaomeng Jin, Qindan Zhu, and Ronald C. Cohen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15569–15587, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15569-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15569-2021, 2021
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15 Oct 2021
How alkaline compounds control atmospheric aerosol particle acidity
Vlassis A. Karydis, Alexandra P. Tsimpidi, Andrea Pozzer, and Jos Lelieveld
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14983–15001, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14983-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14983-2021, 2021
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Recent papers
03 Dec 2021
Is the Atlantic Ocean driving the recent variability in South Asian dust?
Priyanka Banerjee, Sreedharan Krishnakumari Satheesh, and Krishnaswamy Krishna Moorthy
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17665–17685, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17665-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17665-2021, 2021
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03 Dec 2021
Intercomparison of middle atmospheric meteorological analyses for the Northern Hemisphere winter 2009–2010
John P. McCormack, V. Lynn Harvey, Cora E. Randall, Nicholas Pedatella, Dai Koshin, Kaoru Sato, Lawrence Coy, Shingo Watanabe, Fabrizio Sassi, and Laura A. Holt
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17577–17605, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17577-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17577-2021, 2021
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03 Dec 2021
Microphysical process of precipitating hydrometeors from warm-front mid-level stratiform clouds revealed by ground-based lidar observations
Yang Yi, Fan Yi, Fuchao Liu, Yunpeng Zhang, Changming Yu, and Yun He
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17649–17664, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17649-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17649-2021, 2021
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03 Dec 2021
Molecular-scale description of interfacial mass transfer in phase-separated aqueous secondary organic aerosol
Mária Lbadaoui-Darvas, Satoshi Takahama, and Athanasios Nenes
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17687–17714, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17687-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17687-2021, 2021
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03 Dec 2021
Long-term atmospheric emissions for the Coal Oil Point natural marine hydrocarbon seep field, offshore California
Ira Leifer, Christopher Melton, and Donald R. Blake
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17607–17629, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17607-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17607-2021, 2021
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Scheduled special issues
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
31 Mar 2021–31 Dec 2023 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Graham Feingold and Gordon McFiggans | Co-organizers: Simon Unterstrasser and Sylwester Arabas | Information
News
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.

15 Oct 2021 New ACP Letter: How alkaline compounds control atmospheric aerosol particle acidity

Aerosol particle pH is well-buffered by alkaline compounds, notably NH3 and crustal elements. NH3 is found to supply remarkable buffering capacity on a global scale, from the polluted continents to the remote oceans.

15 Oct 2021 New ACP Letter: How alkaline compounds control atmospheric aerosol particle acidity

Aerosol particle pH is well-buffered by alkaline compounds, notably NH3 and crustal elements. NH3 is found to supply remarkable buffering capacity on a global scale, from the polluted continents to the remote oceans.