Special issue: Coordinated Control of PM2.5 and O3

Published 22 November, 2023

Fine particulate matter(PM2.5) and ozone (O3) constitute the primary air pollutants responsible for the degradation of air quality in both urban and regional areas of China. The formations of PM2.5 and O3 are intricately linked, sharing common precursors and interacting through various pathways in the atmosphere.  

In recent years, significant progress has been achieved in understanding the mechanisms of PM2.5 and O3 pollution, encompassing advancements in field observation, modeling forecasts, control policies and technologies, and regulatory assessments. Nonetheless, challenges and knowledge gaps persist, particularly concerning fundamental processes in atmospheric physics and chemistry, the interaction mechanisms between PM2.5 and O3, their impacts on human health, climate, and ecosystems, and the development of regional collaborative strategies for prevention and control. The coordinated management of PM2.5 and O3, achieved through joint efforts in reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), has emerged as a pivotal undertaking. This approach not only continuously enhances ambient air quality in China but also serves as a crucial pathway for synergistically addressing pollution reduction and carbon mitigation.

Within this context, the Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters (AOSL) invites submissions focusing on the coordinated control of PM2.5 and O3, to promote the mitigation of PM2.5 and O3 pollution in China towards a more scientific and precise direction. This special issue will provide an opportunity for scientists to share their latest research developments in the field of PM2.5-O3 coordinated control.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Pollution characteristics and formation mechanisms of PM5 and O3
  • Atmospheric chemical and physical processes underlying the formation of PM5 and O3 pollution
  • Source apportionment of PM5, O3, and their precursors
  • Ecological and health effects of PM5 and O3
  • Monitoring techniques for PM5, O3, their precursors and reaction intermediates
  • Coordinated control strategies for PM5 and O3.

Submission Deadline:

Submission deadline: 31 January 2024.

Submission Instructions:

The submission website for this journal is https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/aosl.

On the submission page, please select Manu Type as “Coordinated Control of PM2.5 and O3 Special Issue” from the menu.

Author guidelines and manuscript preparation instructions for AOSL can be found at http://aosl.iapjournals.ac.cn/EN/column/column317.shtml.

Special Issue Editors:

Prof. Aijun Ding
School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University
Email: dingaj@nju.edu.cn

Prof. Meigen Zhang
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Email: mgzhang@mail.iap.ac.cn

Prof. Likun Xue
Environment Research Institute, Shandong University
Email: xuelikun@sdu.edu.cn

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