The Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics extension site (ACP) looks into the latest scientific journals dedicated to discussing the underlying problems of the Earth’s atmospheric conditions and the chemical composition of these processes in terms of their physical nature. It aims to cover the planes of land, the air, the ocean and look into the turbopause effect.

Recent articles

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Impacts of anthropogenic and natural sources on free tropospheric ozone over the Middle East
27 May 2016
Heterogeneous ice nucleation of viscous secondary organic aerosol produced from ozonolysis of α-pinene
27 May 2016
Understanding the optical properties of ambient sub- and supermicron particulate matter: results from the CARES 2010 field study in northern California
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27 May 2016
An evaluation of the impact of aerosol particles on weather forecasts from a biomass burning aerosol event over the Midwestern United States: observational-based analysis of surface temperature
27 May 2016
Simulating secondary organic aerosol from missing diesel-related intermediate-volatility organic compound emissions during the Clean Air for London (ClearfLo) campaign
27 May 2016

Highlight articles

Will a perfect model agree with perfect observations? The impact of spatial sampling

24 May 2016

Data sets for Aero com

N. A. J. Schutgens, E. Gryspeerdt, N. Weigum, S. Tsyro, D. Goto, M. Schulz, and P. Stier

Aura OMI observations of regional SO2 and NO2 pollution changes from 2005 to 2015

13 Apr 2016

N. A. Krotkov, C. A. McLinden, C. Li, L. N. Lamsal, E. A. Celarier, S. V. Marchenko, W. H. Swartz, E. J. Bucsela, J. Joiner, B. N. Duncan, K. F. Boersma, J. P. Veefkind, P. F. Levelt, V. E. Fioletov, R. R. Dickerson, H. He, Z. Lu, and D. G. Streets

Kinetic isotope effects of 12CH3D+OH and 13CH3D+OH from 278 to 313 K

11 Apr 2016

L. M. T. Joelsson, J. A. Schmidt, E. J. K. Nilsson, T. Blunier, D. W. T. Griffith, S. Ono, and M. S. Johnson

Stratospheric ozone changes under solar geoengineering: implications for UV exposure and air quality
31 Mar 2016

P. J. Nowack, N. L. Abraham, P. Braesicke, and J. A. Pyle

Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 °C global warming could be dangerous

22 Mar 2016

J. Hansen, M. Sato, P. Hearty, R. Ruedy, M. Kelley, V. Masson-Delmotte, G. Russell, G. Tselioudis, J. Cao, E. Rignot, I. Velicogna, B. Tormey, B. Donovan, E. Kandiano, K. von Schuckmann, P. Kharecha, A. N. Legrande, M. Bauer, and K.-W. Lo

Useful Resources


Institutional agreement for ACP authors affiliated with the Leibniz Universität Hannover

11 Jan 2016

Copernicus Publications and the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in Hanover, Germany have signed an agreement on central billing of article processing charges.

Workflow of ACP reorganized

10 Dec 2015

We have summarized the upcoming changes to ACP by the end of the year.

Citable video publications for ACP authors

29 Oct 2015

In cooperation with the TIB|AV-Portal ACP authors can now add short, citable video abstracts and video supplements to their articles.

Aims and Scope

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) is an 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 general implications for atmospheric science rather than investigations that are primarily of local or technical interest. The manuscript types considered for peer-reviewed publication are research articles, review articles, technical notes and commentaries/replies.

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics has an innovative two-stage publication process involving the scientific discussion forum Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions (ACPD), which has been designed to:

  • foster and provide a lasting record of scientific discussion;
  • maximise the effectiveness and transparency of scientific quality assurance;
  • enable rapid publication of new scientific results;
  • make scientific publications freely accessible.

In the first stage, papers that pass a rapid access peer-review are immediately published on the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions (ACPD) website. They are then subject to Interactive Public Discussion, during which the referees’ comments (anonymous or attributed), additional short comments by other members of the scientific community (attributed) and the authors’ replies are also published in ACPD. In the second stage, the peer-review process is completed and, if accepted, the final revised papers are published in ACP. To ensure publication precedence for authors, and to provide a lasting record of scientific discussion, ACPD and ACP are both ISSN-registered, permanently archived and fully citable.

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics also offers an efficient new way of publishing special issues, in which the individual papers are published as soon as available and linked electronically (for more information see Special Issues).

Issuing Body

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions (ACPD) are published by the Copernicus GmbH (Copernicus Publications) on behalf of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).

ISSN: 1680-7316
eISSN: 1680-7324
ISSN: 1680-7367
eISSN: 1680-7375

Larry Hutchinson

Physics Student at UEA
I'm a researcher with a passion for the environment, and how science can help prevent climate change.

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