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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 Feb 2023 New ACP Letter: Natural marine cloud brightening in the Southern Ocean

The number of cloud droplets per unit volume is a significantly important property of clouds that controls their reflective properties. Computer models of the Earth's atmosphere and climate have low skill at predicting the reflective properties of Southern Ocean clouds. Here the authors investigate the properties of those clouds using satellite data and find that the cloud droplet number and cloud albedo in the Southern Ocean are related to the oceanic phytoplankton abundance near Antarctica.

01 Feb 2023 New ACP Letter: Natural marine cloud brightening in the Southern Ocean

The number of cloud droplets per unit volume is a significantly important property of clouds that controls their reflective properties. Computer models of the Earth's atmosphere and climate have low skill at predicting the reflective properties of Southern Ocean clouds. Here the authors investigate the properties of those clouds using satellite data and find that the cloud droplet number and cloud albedo in the Southern Ocean are related to the oceanic phytoplankton abundance near Antarctica.

30 Jan 2023 Changes to ACP submission routes

After 20 years of pioneering its highly successful publication model with interactive discussion and open peer review in its discussion forum ACPD, ACP reached out to EGUsphere in 2022 allowing additional submission routes with preprint discussions outside of ACPD. As of today, discussions of ACP manuscripts will only take place on EGUsphere.

30 Jan 2023 Changes to ACP submission routes

After 20 years of pioneering its highly successful publication model with interactive discussion and open peer review in its discussion forum ACPD, ACP reached out to EGUsphere in 2022 allowing additional submission routes with preprint discussions outside of ACPD. As of today, discussions of ACP manuscripts will only take place on EGUsphere.

Highlight articles
01 Feb 2023
| ACP Letters
| Highlight paper
Natural marine cloud brightening in the Southern Ocean
Gerald G. Mace, Sally Benson, Ruhi Humphries, Peter M. Gombert, and Elizabeth Sterner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 1677–1685, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1677-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1677-2023, 2023
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13 Jan 2023
| ACP Letters
| Highlight paper
Strong particle production and condensational growth in the upper troposphere sustained by biogenic VOCs from the canopy of the Amazon Basin
Yunfan Liu, Hang Su, Siwen Wang, Chao Wei, Wei Tao, Mira L. Pöhlker, Christopher Pöhlker, Bruna A. Holanda, Ovid O. Krüger, Thorsten Hoffmann, Manfred Wendisch, Paulo Artaxo, Ulrich Pöschl, Meinrat O. Andreae, and Yafang Cheng
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 251–272, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-251-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-251-2023, 2023
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Recent papers
07 Feb 2023
Characterization of errors in satellite-based HCHO ∕ NO2 tropospheric column ratios with respect to chemistry, column-to-PBL translation, spatial representation, and retrieval uncertainties
Amir H. Souri, Matthew S. Johnson, Glenn M. Wolfe, James H. Crawford, Alan Fried, Armin Wisthaler, William H. Brune, Donald R. Blake, Andrew J. Weinheimer, Tijl Verhoelst, Steven Compernolle, Gaia Pinardi, Corinne Vigouroux, Bavo Langerock, Sungyeon Choi, Lok Lamsal, Lei Zhu, Shuai Sun, Ronald C. Cohen, Kyung-Eun Min, Changmin Cho, Sajeev Philip, Xiong Liu, and Kelly Chance
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 1963–1986, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1963-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1963-2023, 2023
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07 Feb 2023
Measuring and modelling investigation of the Net Photochemical Ozone Production Rate via an improved dual-channel reaction chamber technique
Yixin Hao, Jun Zhou, Jieping Zhou, Yan Wang, Suxia Yang, Yibo Huangfu, Xiaobing Li, Chunsheng Zhang, Aiming Liu, Yanfeng Wu, Shuchun Yang, Yuwen Peng, Jipeng Qi, Xianjun He, Xin Song, Yubin Chen, Bin Yuan, and Min Shao
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-823,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-823, 2023
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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07 Feb 2023
Airborne observations of the surface cloud radiative effect during different seasons over sea ice and open ocean in the Fram Strait
Sebastian Becker, André Ehrlich, Michael Schäfer, and Manfred Wendisch
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-849,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-849, 2023
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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07 Feb 2023
Physicochemical Characterization and Source Apportionment of Arctic Ice Nucleating Particles Observed in Ny-Ålesund in Autumn 2019
Guangyu Li, Elise K. Wilbourn, Zezhen Cheng, Jörg Wieder, Allison Fagerson, Jan Henneberger, Ghislain Motos, Rita Traversi, Sarah D. Brooks, Mauro Mazzola, Swarup China, Athanasios Nenes, Ulrike Lohmann, Naruki Hiranuma, and Zamin A. Kanji
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2023-18,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2023-18, 2023
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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07 Feb 2023
Impact of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Height on the Concentration of Chemical Species in Numerical Model Simulations
Shuzhan Ren and Craig A. Stroud
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2023-37,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2023-37, 2023
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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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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