Special Issue "Trace Species Associated with Atmospheric Pollution"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Robert W. Talbot

Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Science & Research Bldg. 1, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
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Interests: sources of anthropogenic atmospheric methane; autonomous drone system for detecting fugitive methane leaks; controls on ozone in Southern Texas; Impact of Saharan dust on air quality along the U.S. Gulf Coast; sources and cycling of atmospheric mercury; green sustainable urban areas; Houston port activities impact on local air quality

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Air pollution generated in urban areas, especially megacities, not only affects significantly air quality locally, but it can be transported over 1000’s of kilometers downwind. The general aspects of photochemical processing of these air masses as they age have been studied. However, recent advances in measurement capabilities over the past decade allows for many more chemical species to be studied to obtain a deeper understanding of air masses processing. These processes can be studied from ground-based, aircraft, and satellite platforms. Combination of data from these platforms provides a rich database for study.

This special issue is devoted to papers which investigate various aspects of trace gases that originate from anthropogenic sources. Particular emphasis is on urban and their downwind areas characterized by diverse emissions and chemistry. The primary focus spans hydrocarbons, halocarbons, oxygenated compounds, greenhouse gases, organic toxins, and mercury. Both observational and modeling studies are welcome.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Robert W. Talbot
Guest Editor


  • trace gases
  • anthropogenic sources
  • hydrocarbons
  • halocarbons
  • oxygenated compounds
  • greenhouse gases
  • organic toxins
  • mercury

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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