Joint Special Issue for studies presented at the 2021 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium

Journals: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT)

1 December 2021 – 31 December 2022

Atmospheric ozone and related species in the early 2020s: latest results and trends

Atmospheric ozone is one of the most important trace gases in the Earth's atmosphere due to its multiple roles: filtering harmful levels of ultraviolet (UV) solar radiation and shortwave absorption, being a greenhouse gas in the Earth's climate system, and being a powerful oxidant in the troposphere. Also, surface-level ozone produces harmful effects on human health, ecosystems, and agricultural production. The latest findings and emerging research on ozone-related topics were presented at the 2021 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium (QOS) held online on October 3–9 2021. This special issue covers studies presented at the QOS and other relevant studies that are broadly related to the following subject areas:

  1. stratospheric ozone science;
  2. tropospheric ozone science;
  3. ozone-depleting substances sources, sinks, and budget;
  4. ozone, climate, and meteorology;
  5. ozone monitoring and measurement techniques;
  6. environmental and human health effects of atmospheric ozone and UV radiation.

The special issue is open to all submissions within its scope until December 31st, 2022.

ACP co-editors: Coordinators: Martin Dameris and Bernd Funke ; co-organizers: Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Paul Newman, Irina Petropavlovskikh, and Ja-Ho Koo

AMT co-editors: Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Paul Newman, Irina Petropavlovskikh, Birgit Hassler, Karin Kreher, Corinne Vigouroux, Mark Weber, and Ja-Ho Koo

December 01, 2021