Special Issue "Mediterranean Atmospheric Composition, Aerosols, and Clouds under a Changing Climate"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: aerosol physical properties; aerosol-cloud interactions; aerosol-radiation interactions; radiation and climate; shortwave and longwave radiation transfer and budgets
Interests: atmospheric science; satellite monitoring; climate observation; remote sensing
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Interests: radiation transfer modeling in the atmosphere; heat and energy budgets; long-term memory in climate quantities
The greater Mediterranean basin is a challenging study area encompassing a variety of contrasting natural environments and climates. Natural and anthropogenic sources of particulates and gases are non-uniformly distributed across the basin in which diversified cloud and precipitation regimes exist from south to north and west to east. Medium- and long-range transport of particulate and gaseous atmospheric constituents occurs not only within this area but also within three different continents, namely, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Moreover, as documented in the AR5 and AR4 IPCC reports, the Mediterranean is one of the hot-spot areas of the globe, being severely threatened by future climate changes, while indications of ongoing warming and drying conditions are increasingly evident. In this context, changing cloud and precipitation patterns, especially related to aerosol and other atmospheric quantities, are also of great interest and worth studying in the Mediterranean basin.
A better understanding of the complex atmospheric mechanisms contributing to Mediterranean climate change is necessary; special emphasis needs to be given to the identification of the role of aerosols, clouds, and gaseous air pollutants, which are crucial for various processes of the Earth–atmosphere system. In this context, the observation of spatio-temporal variability and changing patterns of aerosols, clouds, and air constituents over the Mediterranean and surrounding areas is very important and can be effectively achieved based on remote sensing techniques and tools. Assessments of these key agents with the attribution of their changes to anthropogenic and natural sources are of special importance and at the core of this Special Issue. Studies dealing with this topic and area, based on remotely sensed surface and satellite products, as well as every kind of similar analysis, are welcome to this Special Issue, to which authors are cordially invited to submit and publish their research findings.
Dr. Nikos Hatzianastassiou
Dr. Alcide Giorgio di Sarra
Dr. Christos Matsoukas
Dr. Giandomenico Pace
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- air pollution
- remote sensing
- climate change