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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.

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Recent papers
30 Jul 2021
Using GECKO-A to derive mechanistic understanding of secondary organic aerosol formation from the ubiquitous but understudied camphene
Isaac Kwadjo Afreh, Bernard Aumont, Marie Camredon, and Kelley Claire Barsanti
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11467–11487, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11467-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11467-2021, 2021
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30 Jul 2021
Better representation of dust can improve climate models with too weak an African monsoon
Yves Balkanski, Rémy Bonnet, Olivier Boucher, Ramiro Checa-Garcia, and Jérôme Servonnat
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11423–11435, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11423-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11423-2021, 2021
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30 Jul 2021
Increase of nitrooxy organosulfates in firework-related urban aerosols during Chinese New Year's Eve
Qiaorong Xie, Sihui Su, Jing Chen, Yuqing Dai, Siyao Yue, Hang Su, Haijie Tong, Wanyu Zhao, Lujie Ren, Yisheng Xu, Dong Cao, Ying Li, Yele Sun, Zifa Wang, Cong-Qiang Liu, Kimitaka Kawamura, Guibin Jiang, Yafang Cheng, and Pingqing Fu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11453–11465, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11453-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11453-2021, 2021
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30 Jul 2021
Long-term characterisation of the vertical structure of Saharan dust outbreaks over the Canary Islands using lidar and radiosondes profiles: implications for radiative and cloud processes over the subtropical Atlantic Ocean
África Barreto, Emilio Cuevas, Rosa D. García, Judit Carrillo, Joseph M. Prospero, Luka Ilić, Sara Basart, Alberto J. Berjón, Carlos L. Marrero, Yballa Hernández, Juan José Bustos, Slobodan Ničković, and Margarita Yela
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2021-508,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2021-508, 2021
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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30 Jul 2021
Atmospheric Measurements at the Foot and the Summit of Mt. Tai – Part II: HONO Budget and Radical (ROx + NO3) Chemistry in the Lower Boundary Layer
Chaoyang Xue, Can Ye, Jörg Kleffmann, Wenjin Zhang, Xiaowei He, Pengfei Liu, Chenglong Zhang, Xiaoxi Zhao, Chengtang Liu, Zhuobiao Ma, Junfeng Liu, Jinhe Wang, Keding Lu, Valéry Catoire, Abdelwahid Mellouki, and Yujing Mu
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2021-531,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2021-531, 2021
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
30 Jul 2021
Better representation of dust can improve climate models with too weak an African monsoon
Yves Balkanski, Rémy Bonnet, Olivier Boucher, Ramiro Checa-Garcia, and Jérôme Servonnat
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11423–11435, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11423-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11423-2021, 2021
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09 Jul 2021
Orographically induced spontaneous imbalance within the jet causing a large-scale gravity wave event
Markus Geldenhuys, Peter Preusse, Isabell Krisch, Christoph Zülicke, Jörn Ungermann, Manfred Ern, Felix Friedl-Vallon, and Martin Riese
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 10393–10412, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10393-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10393-2021, 2021
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29 Jun 2021
Investigations on the anthropogenic reversal of the natural ozone gradient between northern and southern midlatitudes
David D. Parrish, Richard G. Derwent, Steven T. Turnock, Fiona M. O'Connor, Johannes Staehelin, Susanne E. Bauer, Makoto Deushi, Naga Oshima, Kostas Tsigaridis, Tongwen Wu, and Jie Zhang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9669–9679, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9669-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9669-2021, 2021
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29 Jun 2021
Disparities in particulate matter (PM10) origins and oxidative potential at a city scale (Grenoble, France) – Part 2: Sources of PM10 oxidative potential using multiple linear regression analysis and the predictive applicability of multilayer perceptron neural network analysis
Lucille Joanna S. Borlaza, Samuël Weber, Jean-Luc Jaffrezo, Stephan Houdier, Rémy Slama, Camille Rieux, Alexandre Albinet, Steve Micallef, Cécile Trébluchon, and Gaëlle Uzu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9719–9739, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9719-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9719-2021, 2021
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11 May 2021
Captured cirrus ice particles in high definition
Nathan Magee, Katie Boaggio, Samantha Staskiewicz, Aaron Lynn, Xuanyi Zhao, Nicholas Tusay, Terance Schuh, Manisha Bandamede, Lucas Bancroft, David Connelly, Kevin Hurler, Bryan Miner, and Elissa Khoudary
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7171–7185, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-7171-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-7171-2021, 2021
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Scheduled special issues
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
22 Feb 2021–31 Jan 2023 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Franziska Glassmeier and Timothy Garrett | Co-organizers: Silke Trömel and Johannes Quaas | Information
01 Feb 2021–31 Dec 2022 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Corinna Hoose and Steven Brown | Co-organizers: Jeffrey S. Reid, Susan van den Heever, Luke Ziemba, and Larry Di Girolamo | Information
News
30 Jul 2021 New ACP Letter: Better representation of dust can improve climate models with too weak an African monsoon

Earth system models have a few persistent biases that impinge on our ability to make robust future regional predictions of precipitation. For the last fifteen years, there has been little to no improvement in these biases. This work presents an accurate representation of how dust absorbs radiation based upon its observed mineralogical composition and size distribution.

30 Jul 2021 New ACP Letter: Better representation of dust can improve climate models with too weak an African monsoon

Earth system models have a few persistent biases that impinge on our ability to make robust future regional predictions of precipitation. For the last fifteen years, there has been little to no improvement in these biases. This work presents an accurate representation of how dust absorbs radiation based upon its observed mineralogical composition and size distribution.

27 Jul 2021 Secondary organic aerosols from anthropogenic volatile organic compounds contribute substantially to air pollution mortality

Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) is an important aspect of poor air quality for urban regions around the world, where a large fraction of the population lives. However, there is still large uncertainty in predicting SOA in urban regions.

27 Jul 2021 Secondary organic aerosols from anthropogenic volatile organic compounds contribute substantially to air pollution mortality

Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) is an important aspect of poor air quality for urban regions around the world, where a large fraction of the population lives. However, there is still large uncertainty in predicting SOA in urban regions.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.