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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 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
IF7.197
IF 5-year value: 7.320
IF 5-year7.320
CiteScore value: 11.1
CiteScore11.1
h5-index value: 93
h5-index93
News
18 Jul 2022 Two of ACP's founding executive editors step down

After 21 years as executive editors of ACP, Uli Pöschl and Thomas Koop have stepped down from day-to-day leadership of the journal and will take up positions on the journal's advisory board. Ken Carslaw and Barbara Ervens will continue as co-chief executive editors. Ken was one of the co-founding editors in 2001, and Barbara joined the executive committee in 2019 following nine years as a regular editor. Read more.

18 Jul 2022 Two of ACP's founding executive editors step down

After 21 years as executive editors of ACP, Uli Pöschl and Thomas Koop have stepped down from day-to-day leadership of the journal and will take up positions on the journal's advisory board. Ken Carslaw and Barbara Ervens will continue as co-chief executive editors. Ken was one of the co-founding editors in 2001, and Barbara joined the executive committee in 2019 following nine years as a regular editor. Read more.

Highlight articles
29 Jul 2022
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Quantifying methane emissions from the global scale down to point sources using satellite observations of atmospheric methane
Daniel J. Jacob, Daniel J. Varon, Daniel H. Cusworth, Philip E. Dennison, Christian Frankenberg, Ritesh Gautam, Luis Guanter, John Kelley, Jason McKeever, Lesley E. Ott, Benjamin Poulter, Zhen Qu, Andrew K. Thorpe, John R. Worden, and Riley M. Duren
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9617–9646, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9617-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9617-2022, 2022
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11 Jul 2022
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Stable water isotope signals in tropical ice clouds in the West African monsoon simulated with a regional convection-permitting model
Andries Jan de Vries, Franziska Aemisegger, Stephan Pfahl, and Heini Wernli
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 8863–8895, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-8863-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-8863-2022, 2022
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Recent papers
11 Aug 2022
Canadian and Alaskan wildfire smoke particle properties, their evolution, and controlling factors, from satellite observations
Katherine T. Junghenn Noyes, Ralph A. Kahn, James A. Limbacher, and Zhanqing Li
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10267–10290, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10267-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10267-2022, 2022
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11 Aug 2022
Measurement report: Size-resolved chemical characterisation of aerosols in low-income urban settlements in South Africa
Constance K. Segakweng, Pieter G. van Zyl, Cathy Liousse, Johan P. Beukes, Jan-Stefan Swartz, Eric Gardrat, Maria Dias-Alves, Brigitte Language, Roelof P. Burger, and Stuart J. Piketh
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10291–10317, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10291-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10291-2022, 2022
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11 Aug 2022
Decoupling impacts of weather conditions on interannual variations in concentrations of criteria air pollutants in south China – constraining analysis uncertainties by using multiple analysis tools
Yu Lin, Leiming Zhang, Qinchu Fan, He Meng, Yang Gao, Huiwang Gao, and Xiaohong Yao
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-502,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-502, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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11 Aug 2022
Comprehensive characterization of the particulate IVOCs and SVOCs from heavy-duty diesel vehicles using two-dimensional gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Xiao He, Xuan Zheng, Shaojun Zhang, Xuan Wang, Ting Chen, Xiao Zhang, Guanghan Huang, Yihuan Cao, Liqiang He, Xubing Cao, Yuan Cheng, Shuxiao Wang, and Ye Wu
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-468,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2022-468, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Aug 2022
Exploring relations between cloud morphology, cloud phase, and cloud radiative properties in Southern Ocean's stratocumulus clouds
Jessica Danker, Odran Sourdeval, Isabel L. McCoy, Robert Wood, and Anna Possner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10247–10265, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10247-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10247-2022, 2022
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Scheduled special issues
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
GEMS: first year in operation (AMT/ACP inter-journal SI)
01 Dec 2021–31 Dec 2022 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Chul Han Song and Farahnaz Khosrawi | Co-organizers: Jhoon Kim, M. H. Ahn, and Rokjin Park | Information
01 Dec 2021–31 Dec 2022 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Martin Dameris and Bernd Funke | Co-organizers: Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Paul Newman, Irina Petropavlovskikh, and Ja-Ho Koo | Information
Sea2Cloud (ACP/OS inter-journal SI)
01 Oct 2021–31 Oct 2023 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Susannah Burrows and Maria Kanakidou | Karine Sellegri, Cliff Law, and Mike Harvey | Information
Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on editorial@copernicus.org for more information.