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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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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.

Recent papers
20 Feb 2020
Modeling the global radiative effect of brown carbon: a potentially larger heating source in the tropical free troposphere than black carbon
Aoxing Zhang, Yuhang Wang, Yuzhong Zhang, Rodney J. Weber, Yongjia Song, Ziming Ke, and Yufei Zou
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1901–1920, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1901-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1901-2020, 2020
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20 Feb 2020
The structure of turbulence and mixed-phase cloud microphysics in a highly supercooled altocumulus cloud
Paul A. Barrett, Alan Blyth, Philip R. A. Brown, and Steven J. Abel
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1921–1939, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1921-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1921-2020, 2020
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20 Feb 2020
Trends and spatial shifts in lightning fires and smoke concentrations in response to 21st century climate over the forests of the Western United States
Yang Li, Loretta J. Mickley, Pengfei Liu, and Jed O. Kaplan
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-80,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-80, 2020
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Feb 2020
Atmospheric mercury in the Southern Hemisphere – Part 2: Source apportionment analysis at Cape Point station, South Africa
Johannes Bieser, Hélène Angot, Franz Slemr, and Lynwill Martin
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-63,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-63, 2020
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Feb 2020
Dramatic increase in reactive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from ships at berth after implementing the fuel switch policy in the Pearl River Delta Emission Control Area
Zhenfeng Wu, Yanli Zhang, Junjie He, Hongzhan Chen, Xueliang Huang, Yujun Wang, Xu Yu, Weiqiang Yang, Runqi Zhang, Ming Zhu, Sheng Li, Hua Fang, Zhou Zhang, and Xinming Wang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1887–1900, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1887-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1887-2020, 2020
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Highlight articles
05 Feb 2020
A new look at the environmental conditions favorable to secondary ice production
Alexei Korolev, Ivan Heckman, Mengistu Wolde, Andrew S. Ackerman, Ann M. Fridlind, Luis A. Ladino, R. Paul Lawson, Jason Milbrandt, and Earle Williams
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1391–1429, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1391-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1391-2020, 2020
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05 Feb 2020
Mapping the drivers of uncertainty in atmospheric selenium deposition with global sensitivity analysis
Aryeh Feinberg, Moustapha Maliki, Andrea Stenke, Bruno Sudret, Thomas Peter, and Lenny H. E. Winkel
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1363–1390, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1363-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1363-2020, 2020
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17 Jan 2020
Altitude profiles of cloud condensation nuclei characteristics across the Indo-Gangetic Plain prior to the onset of the Indian summer monsoon
Venugopalan Nair Jayachandran, Surendran Nair Suresh Babu, Aditya Vaishya, Mukunda M. Gogoi, Vijayakumar S. Nair, Sreedharan Krishnakumari Satheesh, and Krishnaswamy Krishna Moorthy
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 561–576, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-561-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-561-2020, 2020
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13 Dec 2019
Ice-nucleating particle versus ice crystal number concentrationin altocumulus and cirrus layers embedded in Saharan dust:a closure study
Albert Ansmann, Rodanthi-Elisavet Mamouri, Johannes Bühl, Patric Seifert, Ronny Engelmann, Julian Hofer, Argyro Nisantzi, James D. Atkinson, Zamin A. Kanji, Berko Sierau, Mihalis Vrekoussis, and Jean Sciare
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15087–15115, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-15087-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-15087-2019, 2019
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11 Dec 2019
An increase in methane emissions from tropical Africa between 2010 and 2016 inferred from satellite data
Mark F. Lunt, Paul I. Palmer, Liang Feng, Christopher M. Taylor, Hartmut Boesch, and Robert J. Parker
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14721–14740, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-14721-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-14721-2019, 2019
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Scheduled special issues
New developments in atmospheric Limb measurements: Instruments, Methods and science applications (AMT/ACP inter-journal SI)
01 Feb 2020–30 Jun 2021 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: William Ward and Bernd Funke | Co-organizers: Miriam Sinnhuber, Chris McLinden, and Christian von Savigny | Information
IMK–IAA MIPAS version 8 data: retrieval, validation, and application (AMT/ACP inter-journal SI)
01 Feb 2020–31 Jan 2023 | ACP-co-editors | Coordinators: Federico Fierli and Michael Pitts | Co-organizers: Gabriele Stiller, Thomas von Clarmann, and Bernhard Funke | Information
01 Dec 2019–31 Dec 2020 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Ashu Dastoor and Aurélien Dommergue | Co-organizers: Ralf Ebinghaus, Milena Horvat, Jozef Pacyna, Nicola Pirrone | Information
01 Dec 2019–31 Oct 2023 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Armin Sorooshian and Hailong Wang | Co-organizers: Richard Moore and Jian Wang | Information
01 Dec 2019–30 Nov 2020 | ACP-co-editors | Coordinators: Stelios Kazadzis and Kostas Tsigaridis | Co-organizers: Zhengqiang Li, Philippe Goloub, and Gerrit de Leeuw | Information
News
21 Jan 2020 Press Release: Air pollution in New York City linked to wildfires hundreds of miles away

A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada and the southeastern U.S. traveled hundreds of miles and several days to reach Connecticut and New York City, where it caused significant increases in pollution concentrations.

21 Jan 2020 Press Release: Air pollution in New York City linked to wildfires hundreds of miles away

A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada and the southeastern U.S. traveled hundreds of miles and several days to reach Connecticut and New York City, where it caused significant increases in pollution concentrations.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

11 Dec 2019 Press Release: One-third of recent global methane increase comes from tropical Africa

Concentrations of methane, a greenhouse gas about 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide, have risen steadily in Earth's atmosphere since 2007. Although several potential explanations, including an increase in methane emissions from the tropics, could account for this upsurge, due to a lack of regional data scientists have been unable to pinpoint the source. Now a study published in ACP uses satellite data to determine that one-third of the global increase originates in Africa's tropics.

11 Dec 2019 Press Release: One-third of recent global methane increase comes from tropical Africa

Concentrations of methane, a greenhouse gas about 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide, have risen steadily in Earth's atmosphere since 2007. Although several potential explanations, including an increase in methane emissions from the tropics, could account for this upsurge, due to a lack of regional data scientists have been unable to pinpoint the source. Now a study published in ACP uses satellite data to determine that one-third of the global increase originates in Africa's tropics.

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