Environmental Science: Atmospheres Desktop Seminar featuring our inaugural issue authors

Join us Thursday 11 March, 10:00 EST and Wednesday 17 March, 9:00 EST

RSC Desktop Seminars are an ongoing initiative from the Royal Society of Chemistry to bring cutting-edge research directly to you for free. More than ever, there is a crucial need for sharing research, and connecting our community.

Join us for two free events celebrating our recent inaugural issue and authors.

 

Both webinars will open with a journal introduction from Environmental Science: Atmospheres Editor-in-Chief Neil Donahue, and close with a Q&A open discussion session.

 

 

 

Thursday 11 March 2021, 10:00 EST / 15:00 GMT  – Register for 11 March now

Thomas C. Preston

McGill University, Canada

Multicomponent diffusion in atmospheric aerosol particles

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2021,1, 45-55

Christian George

University of Lyon, France

Quenching of ketone triplet excited states by atmospheric halides

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2021,1, 31-44

 

Wednesday 17 March 2021, 09:00 EST / 13:00 GMTRegister for 17 March now

Christopher Hennigan

University of Maryland, USA

Investigating the evolution of water-soluble organic carbon in evaporating cloud water

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2021, 1, 21-30

Jianhuai Ye

Harvard University, USA

Near-canopy horizontal concentration heterogeneity of semivolatile oxygenated organic compounds and implications for 2-methyltetrols primary emissions

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2021, 1, 8-20

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Royal Society of Chemistry

 PS: If you’re interested in these webinars but can’t make either of the dates, register your interest for both events and we’ll send you a link to the recording afterwards in each case.

Professor Dwayne Heard joins the Editorial Board

Professor Dwayne Heard joins the Editorial Board

Welcome to Environmental Science: Atmospheres!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Dwayne Heard, University of Leeds, UK, as a new member of the editorial board for Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

 

 

 

“I am delighted to join the Editorial Board of the new RSC journal Environmental Science: Atmospheres. I was excited by the vision of the journal to cover both fundamental and applied research in atmospheric science and to involve a highly interdisciplinary audience.”

 

 

Dwayne Heard is Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds. He received his B.A. in Chemistry (1986) and D. Phil. in Physical Chemistry (1990) from the University of Oxford, undertook postdoctoral research at SRI International, California, and was a lecturer in the School of Chemistry at Macquarie University, Sydney. He moved to Leeds in 1994 where he held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and was Head of the School from 2009-2013. He was a Visiting Fellow at JILA, University of Colorado in 2000. His research interests include quantitative field measurements of the hydroxyl radical and other short-lived intermediates in the atmosphere, laboratory and chamber studies of the kinetics and photochemistry of gas phase and aerosol processes in the atmosphere, numerical modelling of atmospheric processes, and the use of a pulsed Laval nozzle apparatus to study the kinetics of reactions at very low temperatures relevant to the interstellar medium and planetary atmospheres. He received the Environment Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2017.

 

Read some of Dwayne’s recent papers below.

Insights into air pollution chemistry and sulphate formation from nitrous acid (HONO) measurements during haze events in Beijing
William J. Bloss, Louisa Kramer, Leigh R. Crilley, Tuan Vu, Roy M. Harrison, Zongbo Shi, James D. Lee, Freya A. Squires, Lisa K. Whalley, Eloise Slater, Robert Woodward-Massey, Chunxiang Ye, Dwayne E. Heard, Shengrui Tong, Siqi Hou, Yele Sun, Jingsha Xu, Lianfang Wei and Pingqing Fu
Faraday Discuss., 2021, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D0FD00100G

 

Production of HO2 and OH radicals from near-UV irradiated airborne TiO2 nanoparticles
R. Moon, T. Ingham, L. K. Whalley, P. W. Seakins, M. T. Baeza-Romero and D. E. Heard
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 2325-2336
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP06889E

 

Comment on “Methanol dimer formation drastically enhances hydrogen abstraction from methanol by OH at low temperature” by W. Siebrand, Z. Smedarchina, E. Martínez-Núñez and A. Fernández-Ramos, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 22712
J. Shannon, J. C. Gómez Martín, R. L. Caravan, M. A. Blitz, J. M. C. Plane, D. E. Heard, M. Antiñolo, M. Agúndez, E. Jiménez, B. Ballesteros, A. Canosa, G. El Dib, J. Albaladejo and J. Cernicharo
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 8349-8354
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04561A

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Heard to Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

Best wishes,

Dr Anna Rulka

Executive Editor, Environmental Science: Atmospheres

esatmospheres-rsc@rsc.org

 

Professor Nønne Prisle joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Nønne Prisle joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Environmental Science: Atmospheres!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Nønne Prisle, University of Oulu, Finland, as a new Associate Editor for Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

“In atmospheric science, the intersection between complexity, discovery and society’s grand challenges is very clear, which makes it so fascinating and humbling at the same time.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nønne is an Associate Professor in atmospheric science and leads the Atmospheric Research (ATMOS) group at University of Oulu. She has a BSc in physics from University of Southern Denmark, a PhD in chemistry from University of Copenhagen and has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki University’s Institute for Atmospheric Research (INAR) and Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Her research interests are atmospheric chemistry, air quality and climate with focus on aerosol and surface thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, multiphase systems modelling and applications of imaging and spectroscopic methods. She currently holds a European Research Council grant (2016) and an Academy of Finland Research Fellowship (2017) and received the 2020 Aerosologist Award of the Nordic Society for Aerosol Research. She is vice-chair of the board of Finnish Synchrotron Radiation Users Organization, board member of the Finnish Association for Aerosol Research and spokesperson for atmospheric research at the Finnish-Estonian Beamline for Atmospheric and Materials Science at the MAX IV synchrotron facility. She is a speaker of TEDxOulu – Arctic Matters (2020) and co-contributor to the podcast Exploring Brilliant Science and the graphic novel “Little Things” about her research.

Read some of Nønne’s recent papers below.

SO2 formation and peroxy radical isomerization in the atmospheric reaction of OH radicals with dimethyl disulfide
Torsten Berndt, Jing Chen, Kristian H. Møller, Noora Hyttinen, Nønne L. Prisle, Andreas Tilgner, Erik H. Hoffmann, Hartmut Herrmann and Henrik G. Kjaergaard
Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 13634-13637

Effects of surface tension time-evolution for CCN activation of a complex organic surfactant
Jack J. Lin, Thomas B. Kristensen, Silvia M. Calderón, Jussi Malila and Nønne L. Prisle
Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2020, 22, 271-284

Shifted equilibria of organic acids and bases in the aqueous surface region
Josephina Werner, Ingmar Persson, Olle Björneholm, Delphine Kawecki, Clara-Magdalena Saak, Marie-Madeleine Walz, Victor Ekholm, Isaak Unger, Corina Valtl, Carl Caleman, Gunnar Öhrwall and Nønne L. Prisle
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 23281-23293

Please join us in welcoming Professor Prisle to Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

Best wishes,

Dr Anna Rulka
Executive Editor, Environmental Science: Atmospheres

esatmospheres-rsc@rsc.org

Professor Joel Thornton joins the Editorial Board

Professor Joel Thornton joins the Editorial Board

Welcome to Environmental Science: Atmospheres!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Joel Thornton, University of Washington, USA, as a new member of the editorial board for Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

 

I am excited to be part of a new open-access journal that seeks to promptly publish fundamental advances in our understanding of the atmosphere in a format that will embrace its complexity and represent the diversity of disciplinary expertise the science demands.”

 

 

 

 

Joel is a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. He received a BA with a major in Chemistry in 1996 from Dartmouth College followed by a PhD in Chemistry with an emphasis in atmospheric chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002.

“After arriving, I read through the faculty prospectus and learned about Ronald Cohen’s research using laser spectroscopy as an analytical tool to study chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms in the atmosphere aboard aircraft……… I remember reading my first paper on the atmospheric chemistry of isoprene and being instantly hooked by the potential to connect my interests in physical organic chemistry with important problems in air quality and climate.”

After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto, he joined the faculty in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in 2004. His research interests include atmospheric multi-phase chemistry, particulate matter formation and growth, aerosol-cloud interactions, and the impacts of these on air quality and climate.

“Once I was exposed to atmospheric chemistry, it was more of a calling than a choice. Its wealth of intellectually stimulating questions involving physical organic chemistry, spanning across multiple disciplines, having societal importance, and requiring state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation, was all I could want for a research career.”

 

Read some of Joel’s recent papers below.

N2O5 reactive uptake kinetics and chlorine activation on authentic biomass-burning aerosol
Lexie A. Goldberger, Lydia G. Jahl, Joel A. Thornton and Ryan C. Sullivan
Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts., 2019, 21, 1684-1698
 

Ambient observations of dimers from terpene oxidation in the gas phase: Implications for new particle formation and growth
Claudia Mohr, Felipe D. Lopez-Hilfiker, Taina Yli-Juuti, Arto Heitto, Anna Lutz, Mattias Hallquist, Emma L. D’Ambro, Matti P. Rissanen, Liqing Hao, Siegfried Schobesberger, Markku Kulmala, Roy L. Mauldin III, Ulla Makkonen, Mikko Sipila, Tuukka Petaja and Joel A. Thornton
Geophys. Res. Lett., 2017, 44, 2958-2966
 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Thornton to Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

Best wishes,

Dr Anna Rulka

Executive Editor, Environmental Science: Atmospheres

esatmospheres-rsc@rsc.org

 

Professor Claudia Mohr joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Claudia Mohr joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Environmental Science: Atmospheres!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Claudia Mohr, Stockholm University, Sweden, as a new Associate Editor for Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

“[I’m most looking forward] To reading about all the exciting research results first! To learning and expanding my knowledge, to discussing science with reviewers and peers, and to contributing to high-quality publications”

 

 

 

Claudia is an Assistant Professor in atmospheric science at the Department of Environmental Science (ACES) at Stockholm University (SU). She received her PhD in environmental sciences in 2011 from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) / ETH Zurich (Switzerland).

“I started to really become interested in Atmospheric Sciences and climate change as a student at ETH Zurich (I studied Environmental Sciences), and then got completely hooked on experimental atmospheric research during an internship at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. There I discovered the fun (and stress!) of field work, and more generally, of research.”

Claudia joined SU in 2017 after a postdoc at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a researcher position at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. In her research she focuses on the chemical composition of aerosol particles and gases using advanced mass spectrometric techniques to derive sources, formation processes, and effects for air quality and climate.

“Worry (about the environment) and interest both played important roles in my choice of field of study, Environmental Sciences, but first I did not have a particular focus in mind. I realized then very quickly at university that I was most fascinated by all topics and courses related to the Atmosphere. And that was it.”

She is a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, received the 2018 Atmospheric Sciences Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award of the European Geosciences Union, and the Schmauss Award 2020, and was among the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers in 2019. She also serves as an Associate Editor for Ambio.

 

Read some of Claudia’s recent papers below.

Highly Oxygenated Organic Molecules (HOM) from Gas-Phase Autoxidation Involving Peroxy Radicals: A Key Contributor to Atmospheric Aerosol
Federico Bianchi, Theo Kurten, Matthieu Riva, Claudia Mohr, Matti P. Rissanen, Pontus Roldin, Torsten Berndt, John D. Crounse, Paul O. Wennberg, Thomas F. Mentel, Juergen Wildt, Heikki Junninen, Tuija Jokinen, Markku Kulmala, Douglas R. Worsnop, Joel A. Thornton, Neil Donahue, Henrik G. Kjaergaard and Mikael Ehn
Chem, Rev., 2019, 119, 3472-3509

Ambient observations of dimers from terpene oxidation in the gas phase: Implications for new particle formation and growth
Claudia Mohr, Felipe D. Lopez-Hilfiker, Taina Yli-Juuti, Arto Heitto, Anna Lutz, Mattias Hallquist, Emma L. D’Ambro, Matti P. Rissanen, Liqing Hao, Siegfried Schobesberger, Markku Kulmala, Roy L. Mauldin III, Ulla Makkonen, Mikko Sipila, Tuukka Petaja and Joel A. Thornton
Geophys. Res. Lett., 2017, 44, 2958-2966

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Mohr to Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

Best wishes,

Dr Anna Rulka

Executive Editor, Environmental Science: Atmospheres

esatmospheres-rsc@rsc.org

Atmospheric Chemical Mechanisms Conference, 9th – 20th November

Environmental Science: Atmospheres is proud to be supporting this upcoming event.

The focus of this conference is to foster continued research and development of chemical mechanisms.  Eminent scientists from around the globe have been brought together to share their research findings and discuss new approaches and methods to improve on our ever-developing understanding of how the chemical constituents of our atmosphere impact the earth’s climate and the air upon which all life depends.

A £200 RSC book voucher, sponsored by Environmental Science: Atmospheres will be awarded to the winner of a poster prize during the event.

We welcome you to seek out further information here, or to register for this event, hosted by University of California, Davis.

Professor Lin Wang joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Lin Wang joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Environmental Science: Atmospheres!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Lin Wang, Fudan University, China, as a new Associate Editor for Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

 

I am honored to serve our community as an associate editor for Environmental Science: Atmospheres, where the latest progress that advances our understanding of our atmosphere are published, and would like to solicit your contribution to the journal as an author and as a reviewer. Together we promote the development of atmospheric science and related disciplines.”

 

 

 

Lin Wang is a professor at the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering of Fudan University. He received both his B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry (1999) and M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (2002) from Fudan University, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology (2006) from the University of California, Riverside.

“I was lucky enough to take my Ph.D. training in atmospheric chemistry under Prof. Roger Atkinson and Prof. Janet Arey, from whom I learned not only critical thinking but also attentiveness and persistence. It is amazing how chemistry can alter the properties of the trace gases and aerosol particles in the atmosphere, and I am deeply attracted.”

After a short stint as a postdoc at the University of California, Riverside, he moved to Texas A&M University as a post-doctoral researcher (2007) and then as an assistant research scientist (2009).

“I got to know new particle formation that is between the edge of chemistry and physics when I was a postdoc with Prof. Renyi Zhang at TAMU. Since then, I started to focus on the chemical processes that are essential for new particle formation and growth.”

In 2011, he was appointed as a research professor at the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering of Fudan University and later promoted to a full professor in 2013.

Lin’s research interests in atmospheric chemistry focus on the chemical evolution of atmospheric volatile organic compounds and aerosol particles. He serves on grant committees and as a scientific advisory board member for various journals and research organizations.

“In many cases, our research is closely related to the life quality of human being, i.e., air quality and climate change. It is already very hard to elucidate the real science behind the numerous variables in the atmosphere, but it is even harder to propose an effective and economical action to address the discovery.”

 

Read some of Lin’s recent papers below.

Is reducing new particle formation a plausible solution to mitigate particulate air pollution in Beijing and other Chinese megacities?
Markku Kulmala, Lubna Dada, Kaspar Dällenbach, Chao Yan, Dominik Stolzenburg, Jenni Kontkanen,    Ekaterina Ezhova, Simo Hakala, Saana Tuovinen, Tom Kokkonen, Mona Kurppa, Runlong Cai, Ying Zhou, Rujing Yin, Rima Baalbaki, Tommy Chan, Biwu Chu, Chenjuan Deng, Yueyun Fu, Maofa Ge, Hong He, Liine Heikkinen, Heikki Junninen, Wei Nei, Anton Rusanen, Ville Vakkari, Yonghong Wang, Lin Wang, Lei Yao, Jun Zheng, Joni Kujansuu, Juha Kangasluoma, Tuukka Petäjä, Pauli Paasonen, Leena Järvi, Doug Worsnop, Aijun Ding, Yongchun Liu , Jingkun Jiang, Federico Bianchi, Gan Yang, Yiliang Liu , Yiqun Lu and Veli-Matti Kerminen
Faraday Discuss., 2020, Accepted Manuscript

 

Atmospheric Gas-to-Particle Conversion: why NPF events are observed in megacities?
Markku Kulmala, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Tuukka Petäjä, Aijun Ding and Lin Wang
Faraday Discuss., 2017, 200, 271-288

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Wang to Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

Best wishes,

Dr Anna Rulka

Executive Editor, Environmental Science: Atmospheres

esatmospheres-rsc@rsc.org

Professor Neil Donahue joins as Editor-in-Chief

Professor Neil Donahue joins as Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to Environmental Science: Atmospheres!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Neil Donahue, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, as the first Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

 

 

 

Different communities use different languages, even within science and engineering; physicists use a different language than chemists who use a different language than meteorologists. We are creating a forum to share the newest developments and advances in our understanding of the atmosphere with an audience including environmental engineers, chemists, physicists, and policy makers. We are providing a space where we can talk together and open collaborations between our communities.”

 

 

 

Neil is the Thomas Lord University Professor of Chemistry in the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where he directs the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research.

He received an AB in Physics from Brown University, a PhD in Meteorology from MIT, and postdoctoral training in Chemical Kinetics at Harvard.

His research interests span atmospheric chemistry, air quality, and climate, with a focus on radical-molecule reactivity, gas-phase reaction mechanisms, and the thermodynamics and microphysics of aerosol formation and growth.

Donahue is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for Aerosol Research. He has won a number of awards including the Esselen and Pittsburgh awards from the American Chemical Society, the Charney Lectureship from the American Geophysical Union, and the Environmental Award from the Carnegie Institute of Science.

Professor Donahue has published many highly-cited papers throughout his career, and continues to be an influential and well-respected member of the atmospheric science community. Read some of his recent papers below.

Single-particle measurements of phase partitioning between primary and secondary organic aerosols
Ellis Shipley Robinson, Neil M. Donahue, Adam T. Ahern, Qing Ye and Eric Lipsky
Faraday Discuss., 2016, 189, 31-49

Nitrate radicals and biogenic volatile organic compounds: oxidation, mechanisms, and organic aerosol
Nga Lee Ng, Steven S. Brown, Alexander T. Archibald, Elliot Atlas, Ronald C. Cohen, John N. Crowley, Douglas A. Day, Neil M. Donahue, Juliane L. Fry, Hendrik Fuchs, Robert J. Griffin, Marcelo I. Guzman, Hartmut Herrmann, Alma Hodzik, Yoshiteru Iinuma, Jose L. Jimenez, Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Ben H. Lee, Deborah J. Luecken, Jingqiu Mao, Robert McLaren, Anke Mutzel, Hans D. Osthoff, Bin Ouyang, Benedicte Picquet-Varrault, Ulrich Platt, Havala O. T. Pye, Yinon Rudich, Rebecca H. Schwantes, Manabu Shiraiwa, Jochen Stutz, Joel A. Thornton, Andreas Tilgner, Brent J. Williams, Rahul A. Zaveri
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2017, 17, 2103-2162

Please join us in welcoming Professor Donahue to Environmental Science: Atmospheres.

Best wishes,

Dr Anna Rulka

Executive Editor, Environmental Science: Atmospheres

esatmospheres-rsc@rsc.org

 

Revealing our new journal Environmental Science: Atmospheres

Connecting communities and inspiring new ideas

We are excited to announce our new open access journal, Environmental Science: Atmospheres, a cross-disciplinary journal spanning the entirety of Earth’s atmosphere. Using our fresh, transparent approach, we will help to open up boundaries, inspire innovation and forge collaborations between communities working on outdoor and indoor environment science.

“Different communities use different languages, even within science and engineering; physicists use a different language than chemists who use a different language than meteorologists.

We are creating a forum to share the newest developments and advances in our understanding of the atmosphere with an audience including environmental engineers, chemists, physicists, and policy makers.

We are providing a space where we can talk together and open collaborations between our communities.”

Editorial Board Chair Neil Donahue, Carnegie Mellon University
(researcher and leader in atmospheric chemistry)

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Illuminate your research – publish with us

We are inviting contributions from fields spanning the entirety of Earth’s atmosphere, including atmosphere–biosphere, atmosphere–ocean, and atmosphere–surface interactions as well as indoor air and human health effects research.

Join us as one of the authors included in our first ever issue in early 2021. Submit an article now.

 

Gold open access from issue 1

Environmental Science: Atmospheres will be gold open access from launch, offering authors a trusted, reliable option for publishing their work open access. As a gold open access journal, there are no barriers to accessing content and your research article will reach a global readership.

The journal also offers Transparent Peer Review, where authors have the option to publish reviewers’ comments, the editor’s decision letter, and authors’ response alongside the article.

We are waiving all article processing charges until mid-2023 so your work will receive maximum visibility at no cost to you.

 

We hope to see your name among our first submissions.

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