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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
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IF 5-year value: 7.320
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CiteScore value: 11.1
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h5-index value: 93
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News
01 Nov 2022 Press release: Scientists uncover new clues about the climate and health impact of atmospheric particles

Peering inside common atmospheric particles is providing important clues to their climate and health effects, according to a new study by University of British Columbia chemists. Read more.

01 Nov 2022 Press release: Scientists uncover new clues about the climate and health impact of atmospheric particles

Peering inside common atmospheric particles is providing important clues to their climate and health effects, according to a new study by University of British Columbia chemists. Read more.

29 Sep 2022 The inaugural ACP Paul Crutzen Publication Award

The first annual ACP Paul Crutzen Publication Award has been presented to recognize an outstanding publication in ACP that advances our understanding of atmospheric chemistry and physics. Read more.

29 Sep 2022 The inaugural ACP Paul Crutzen Publication Award

The first annual ACP Paul Crutzen Publication Award has been presented to recognize an outstanding publication in ACP that advances our understanding of atmospheric chemistry and physics. Read more.

Highlight articles
05 Dec 2022
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Estimating emissions of methane consistent with atmospheric measurements of methane and δ13C of methane
Sourish Basu, Xin Lan, Edward Dlugokencky, Sylvia Michel, Stefan Schwietzke, John B. Miller, Lori Bruhwiler, Youmi Oh, Pieter P. Tans, Francesco Apadula, Luciana V. Gatti, Armin Jordan, Jaroslaw Necki, Motoki Sasakawa, Shinji Morimoto, Tatiana Di Iorio, Haeyoung Lee, Jgor Arduini, and Giovanni Manca
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 15351–15377, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15351-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15351-2022, 2022
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23 Nov 2022
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The evolution and dynamics of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai sulfate aerosol plume in the stratosphere
Bernard Legras, Clair Duchamp, Pasquale Sellitto, Aurélien Podglajen, Elisa Carboni, Richard Siddans, Jens-Uwe Grooß, Sergey Khaykin, and Felix Ploeger
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 14957–14970, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-14957-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-14957-2022, 2022
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Recent papers
07 Dec 2022
Observation-based constraints on modeled aerosol surface area: implications for heterogeneous chemistry
Rachel A. Bergin, Monica Harkey, Alicia Hoffman, Richard H. Moore, Bruce Anderson, Andreas Beyersdorf, Luke Ziemba, Lee Thornhill, Edward Winstead, Tracey Holloway, and Timothy H. Bertram
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 15449–15468, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15449-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15449-2022, 2022
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07 Dec 2022
Where does the dust deposited over the Sierra Nevada snow come from?
Huilin Huang, Yun Qian, Ye Liu, Cenlin He, Jianyu Zheng, Zhibo Zhang, and Antonis Gkikas
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 15469–15488, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15469-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15469-2022, 2022
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07 Dec 2022
Unexpectedly high concentrations of atmospheric mercury species in Lhasa, the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau
Huiming Lin, Yindong Tong, Long Chen, Chenghao Yu, Zhaohan Chu, Qianru Zhang, Xiufeng Yin, Qianggong Zhang, Shichang Kang, Junfeng Liu, James Schauer, Benjamin de Foy, and Xuejun Wang
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-750,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-750, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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06 Dec 2022
Instant and delayed effects of March biomass burning aerosols over the Indochina Peninsula
Anbao Zhu, Haiming Xu, Jiechun Deng, Jing Ma, and Shaofeng Hua
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 15425–15447, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15425-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15425-2022, 2022
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06 Dec 2022
Chemical characterization of organic compounds involved in iodine-initiated new particle formation from coastal macroalgal emission
Yibei Wan, Xiangpeng Huang, Chong Xing, Qiongqiong Wang, Xinlei Ge, and Huan Yu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 15413–15423, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15413-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15413-2022, 2022
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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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