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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 studies investigating Earth's atmosphere and the underlying chemical and physical processes. ACP publishes studies with important implications for our understanding of the state and behaviour of the atmosphere and climate, including the troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere.

Topics include gases, aerosols, clouds, precipitation, dynamics, radiation, and their role in the Earth's climate system (including the biosphere, hydrosphere, and cryosphere). Research activities include laboratory studies, field measurements, remote sensing, modelling and data analysis, and machine learning (for details see journal subject areas).

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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News

31 May 2024 New ACP Letter: Direct observational evidence from space of the effect of CO2 increase on longwave spectral radiances: the unique role of high-spectral-resolution measurements

This paper presents direct evidence from space (solely based on observations) that CO2 increase leads to the theoretically expected effects on longwave spectral radiances. This is achieved by using a methodology that allows us to isolate the CO2 effects from the temperature and water vapor effects. Read more.

31 May 2024 New ACP Letter: Direct observational evidence from space of the effect of CO2 increase on longwave spectral radiances: the unique role of high-spectral-resolution measurements

This paper presents direct evidence from space (solely based on observations) that CO2 increase leads to the theoretically expected effects on longwave spectral radiances. This is achieved by using a methodology that allows us to isolate the CO2 effects from the temperature and water vapor effects. Read more.

25 Apr 2024 ACP Outstanding Referee and Editor Awards 2023

The high quality and success of ACP greatly depend on the huge voluntary contributions of expert referees and editors. In recognition of exceptional contributions in these capacities, ACP is pleased to announce the recipients of the Outstanding Referee and Editor Awards 2023. Read more.

25 Apr 2024 ACP Outstanding Referee and Editor Awards 2023

The high quality and success of ACP greatly depend on the huge voluntary contributions of expert referees and editors. In recognition of exceptional contributions in these capacities, ACP is pleased to announce the recipients of the Outstanding Referee and Editor Awards 2023. Read more.

Highlight articles

24 May 2024
Extensive coverage of ultrathin tropical tropopause layer cirrus clouds revealed by balloon-borne lidar observations
Thomas Lesigne, François Ravetta, Aurélien Podglajen, Vincent Mariage, and Jacques Pelon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 5935–5952, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5935-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5935-2024, 2024
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20 Mar 2024
Observations of cyanogen bromide (BrCN) in the global troposphere and their relation to polar surface O3 destruction
James M. Roberts, Siyuan Wang, Patrick R. Veres, J. Andrew Neuman, Michael A. Robinson, Ilann Bourgeois, Jeff Peischl, Thomas B. Ryerson, Chelsea R. Thompson, Hannah M. Allen, John D. Crounse, Paul O. Wennberg, Samuel R. Hall, Kirk Ullmann, Simone Meinardi, Isobel J. Simpson, and Donald Blake
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 3421–3443, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-3421-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-3421-2024, 2024
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Recent papers

18 Jun 2024
Technical note: Determining chemical composition of atmospheric single particles by a standard-free mass calibration algorithm
Shao Shi, Jinghao Zhai, Xin Yang, Yechun Ruan, Yuanlong Huang, Xujian Chen, Antai Zhang, Jianhuai Ye, Guomao Zheng, Baohua Cai, Yaling Zeng, Yixiang Wang, Chunbo Xing, Yujie Zhang, Tzung-May Fu, Lei Zhu, Huizhong Shen, and Chen Wang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 7001–7012, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7001-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7001-2024, 2024
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18 Jun 2024
Interpreting Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) geostationary satellite observations of the diurnal variation in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over East Asia
Laura Hyesung Yang, Daniel J. Jacob, Ruijun Dang, Yujin J. Oak, Haipeng Lin, Jhoon Kim, Shixian Zhai, Nadia K. Colombi, Drew C. Pendergrass, Ellie Beaudry, Viral Shah, Xu Feng, Robert M. Yantosca, Heesung Chong, Junsung Park, Hanlim Lee, Won-Jin Lee, Soontae Kim, Eunhye Kim, Katherine R. Travis, James H. Crawford, and Hong Liao
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 7027–7039, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7027-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7027-2024, 2024
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18 Jun 2024
Different formation pathways of nitrogen-containing organic compounds in aerosols and fog water in northern China
Wei Sun, Xiaodong Hu, Yuzhen Fu, Guohua Zhang, Yujiao Zhu, Xinfeng Wang, Caiqing Yan, Likun Xue, He Meng, Bin Jiang, Yuhong Liao, Xinming Wang, Ping'an Peng, and Xinhui Bi
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 6987–6999, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-6987-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-6987-2024, 2024
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18 Jun 2024
A mechanism of stratospheric O3 intrusion into the atmospheric environment: a case study of the North China Plain
Yuehan Luo, Tianliang Zhao, Kai Meng, Jun Hu, Qingjian Yang, Yongqing Bai, Kai Yang, Weikang Fu, Chenghao Tan, Yifan Zhang, Yanzhe Zhang, and Zhikuan Li
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 7013–7026, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7013-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7013-2024, 2024
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18 Jun 2024
Automated compound speciation, cluster analysis, and quantification of organic vapours and aerosols using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography and mass spectrometry
Xiao He, Xuan Zheng, Shuwen Guo, Lewei Zeng, Ting Chen, Bohan Yang, Shupei Xiao, Qiongqiong Wang, Zhiyuan Li, Yan You, Shaojun Zhang, and Ye Wu
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1671,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1671, 2024
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Scheduled special issues

30 May 2024–31 May 2026 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Stelios Kazadzis (Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, Switzerland) and Manvendra Krishna Dubey (Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States) | Co-organizers: Thorsten Fehr (European Space Agency, France), Vassilis Amiridis (National Observatory of Athens, Greece), Cyrille Flamant (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France), Eleni Marinou (National Observatory of Athens, Greece), Harri Kokkola (Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland), Marco Gaetani (Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia, Italy), and Oleg Dubovik (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France) | Information
10 Nov 2023–indefinite | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Aurélien Dommergue (Grenoble Alpes University, France) and Ralf Ebinghaus (Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany)| Co-organizers: Ashu Dastoor (Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada), Helene Angot (CNRS/Grenoble Alpes University, France), Aryeh Feinberg (Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), Che-Jen Lin (Lamar University, USA), Andrei Ryjkov (Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada), Oleg Travnikov (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia), and Qingru Wu (State Key Joint Laboratory of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, China) | Information
02 Nov 2023–31 Oct 2026 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Maria Kanakidou (University of Crete, Greece) and James Allan (University of Manchester, UK) | Co-organizers: Suzanne Fietz (Stellenbosch University, South Afrca), Douglas Hamilton (North Carolina State University, USA), Akinori Ito (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan), Morgane Perron (Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Environnement Marin, France), and Mingjin Tang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) | Information
01 Oct 2023–31 Aug 2025 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Lisa Whalley (University of Leeds, United Kingdom), Manabu Shiraiwa (University of California, Irvine, United States), | Co-organizers: Christopher Cantrell (Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques, France), Valérie Gros (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France), and Piero Di Carlo (University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy) | Information
26 Jun 2023–30 Jun 2025 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Martina Krämer and Paul Zieger | Co-organizers: Manfred Wendisch and Susanne Crewell | Information

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