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With great sadness, we have to announce that Paul J. Crutzen has passed away on 28 January 2021. Paul was not only an outstanding scientist and scholar, but a friend, colleague, and mentor for generations of atmospheric scientists. He had also been a long-time supporter of open-access publishing within EGU, where he played a key role in the foundation and establishment of its first OA journal, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and served on its advisory board for many years. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family. (Image credit: MPI for Chemistry)
Forest fires are an important source of reactive organic gases and aerosols to the atmosphere. The authors analyzed organic aerosols collected from an aircraft above a boreal forest fire and reported an increasing contribution from compounds containing oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur as the plume aged, with sulfide and ring-bound nitrogen functionality.
Methane is an important energy source in Europe, but also a strong greenhouse gas. Previous research in the United States has shown that new equipment detects considerably more gas leaks than equipment currently used by local gas utilities. This also appears to be the case in two European cities, Hamburg in Germany and Utrecht in the Netherlands, researchers write today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.