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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 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

16 Feb 2024 New ACP Letter: Moist bias in the Pacific upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) in climate models affects regional circulation patterns

The authors present a novel mechanism of how regional anomalies in water vapour concentrations in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere impact regional atmospheric circulation systems. Read more.

16 Feb 2024 New ACP Letter: Moist bias in the Pacific upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) in climate models affects regional circulation patterns

The authors present a novel mechanism of how regional anomalies in water vapour concentrations in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere impact regional atmospheric circulation systems. Read more.

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

Highlight articles

01 Mar 2024
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Opinion: Stratospheric ozone – depletion, recovery and new challenges
Martyn P. Chipperfield and Slimane Bekki
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2783–2802, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2783-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2783-2024, 2024
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29 Feb 2024
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Opinion: Can uncertainty in climate sensitivity be narrowed further?
Steven C. Sherwood and Chris E. Forest
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2679–2686, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2679-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2679-2024, 2024
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Recent papers

01 Mar 2024
European CH4 inversions with ICON-ART coupled to the CarbonTracker Data Assimilation Shell
Michael Steiner, Wouter Peters, Ingrid Luijkx, Stephan Henne, Huilin Chen, Samuel Hammer, and Dominik Brunner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2759–2782, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2759-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2759-2024, 2024
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01 Mar 2024
| Highlight paper
Opinion: Stratospheric ozone – depletion, recovery and new challenges
Martyn P. Chipperfield and Slimane Bekki
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2783–2802, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2783-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2783-2024, 2024
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29 Feb 2024
Composition and sources of carbonaceous aerosol in the European Arctic at Zeppelin Observatory, Svalbard (2017 to 2020)
Karl Espen Yttri, Are Bäcklund, Franz Conen, Sabine Eckhardt, Nikolaos Evangeliou, Markus Fiebig, Anne Kasper-Giebl, Avram Gold, Hans Gundersen, Cathrine Lund Myhre, Stephen Matthew Platt, David Simpson, Jason D. Surratt, Sönke Szidat, Martin Rauber, Kjetil Tørseth, Martin Album Ytre-Eide, Zhenfa Zhang, and Wenche Aas
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2731–2758, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2731-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2731-2024, 2024
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29 Feb 2024
The Puy de Dôme ICe Nucleation Intercomparison Campaign (PICNIC): comparison between online and offline methods in ambient air
Larissa Lacher, Michael P. Adams, Kevin Barry, Barbara Bertozzi, Heinz Bingemer, Cristian Boffo, Yannick Bras, Nicole Büttner, Dimitri Castarede, Daniel J. Cziczo, Paul J. DeMott, Romy Fösig, Megan Goodell, Kristina Höhler, Thomas C. J. Hill, Conrad Jentzsch, Luis A. Ladino, Ezra J. T. Levin, Stephan Mertes, Ottmar Möhler, Kathryn A. Moore, Benjamin J. Murray, Jens Nadolny, Tatjana Pfeuffer, David Picard, Carolina Ramírez-Romero, Mickael Ribeiro, Sarah Richter, Jann Schrod, Karine Sellegri, Frank Stratmann, Benjamin E. Swanson, Erik S. Thomson, Heike Wex, Martin J. Wolf, and Evelyn Freney
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2651–2678, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2651-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2651-2024, 2024
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29 Feb 2024
Global impacts of aviation on air quality evaluated at high resolution
Sebastian D. Eastham, Guillaume P. Chossière, Raymond L. Speth, Daniel J. Jacob, and Steven R. H. Barrett
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2687–2703, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2687-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2687-2024, 2024
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Scheduled special issues

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
01 Mar 2023–31 Jul 2024 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Bryan N. Duncan and Andreas Hofzumahaus | Co-organizers: Owen R. Cooper and Martin G. Schultz | Information

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