Call for Papers

Special Issue: Quantifying the Aerosol-Cloud-Radiation Interactions and Their Climate Effects

Editors-in-Chief for the Special Issue:

Hua ZHANG (National Climate Center, China), huazhang@cma.gov.cn

Tijian WANG (Nanjing University, China), tjwang@nju.edu.cn

Zhaohui LIN (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, China), lzh@mail.iap.ac.cn

Guest Editors: To be nominated (Self-recommendation by overseas scientists is warmly welcome; please send a letter with your CV to the above EICs)

Aerosols can affect the earth's atmospheric radiation budget, directly through absorbing and scattering shortwave and longwave radiation, and/or indirectly by altering cloud microphysical properties as cloud condensation nuclei and/or ice nuclei, eventually resulting in changes in the hydrological cycle and climate. Featuring a variety of complicated processes over a cascade of scales from local to global, the aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions are one of the greatest sources of uncertainty in projections of future climate change, and are therefore quite a challenge to be quantified through either observations or modeling. The descriptions of cloud microphysics, aerosol-cloud interaction, and associated radiative processes need to be improved, and the mechanisms of aerosol- and cloud-mediated climatic impacts and the ways to observe and quantify these effects need to be investigated.

Papers for this Special Issue are solicited on the following topics:

· Observation of aerosol/pollutant/trace gases, clouds, precipitation, and radiative forcing, and associated challenges

· Aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions in regional and global models: Uncertainties and discrepancies between models and observations

· Case studies on aerosol-convection interactions, cloud microphysics, heavy pollution, haze and fog, etc. and associated weather/climate events

· Dust emission, transport, interactions with clouds and climate, and their parameterization

In support of the publication of this special issue, we are especially interested in papers elaborating on observational perspectives of the aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions, as well as numerical experimental studies of these interactions on the basis of solid dynamics, physics, and chemistry. Contributions from authors in countries/areas beyond China are especially encouraged. Publication charges of innovative, well-written papers will be waived, pending on the scores and comments of the Editor/reviewers; and three best papers will be awarded with certificates and cash prizes.

Important Dates

Submission open: December 1, 2016

Submission deadline: November 30, 2017

Publication time: As soon as the paper is accepted and edited. The Special Issue in virtual format will be compiled online and the Special Issue in print is available upon request. 

Submission gateway: https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/acta-e


Journal of Meteorological Research (JMR), renamed from Acta Meteorologica Sinica, is published internationally by the Chinese Meteorological Society and Springer Nature. JMR intends to promote the exchange of scientific and technical innovation and thoughts between Chinese and foreign meteorologists. It covers all fields of meteorology, including observational, modeling, and theoretical research and applications in weather forecasting and climate prediction, as well as related topics in geosciences and environmental sciences.

JMR contains academic papers, research/field program highlights, conference reports, and comprehensive discussions on meteorological research and operation undertaken both in China and worldwide.

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For more about Journal of Meteorological Research, visit

http://www.springer.com/journal/13351 or http://www.cmsjournal.net/qxxb_en  

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