20 years of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
20 years of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Editor(s): ACP Executive and Senior Editors
ACP was launched in September 2001 as the first open-access journal with open peer review in its field. To celebrate its success and immense growth since then, we compile in this special issue a collection of opinion articles to reflect on the developments of the field of atmospheric chemistry and physics in the last 20 years and point to exciting directions for the future, which will stimulate the scientific debate in our field for the next 20 years. Only invited contributions to the special issue will be considered, and the review process will be overseen by the ACP executive and senior editors.

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21 May 2024
Opinion: Strengthening research in the Global South – atmospheric science opportunities in South America and Africa
Rebecca M. Garland, Katye E. Altieri, Laura Dawidowski, Laura Gallardo, Aderiana Mbandi, Nestor Y. Rojas, and N'datchoh E. Touré
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 5757–5764, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5757-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5757-2024, 2024
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14 May 2024
Opinion: Challenges and needs of tropospheric chemical mechanism development
Barbara Ervens, Andrew Rickard, Bernard Aumont, William P. L. Carter, Max McGillen, Abdelwahid Mellouki, John Orlando, Bénédicte Picquet-Varrault, Paul Seakins, William Stockwell, Luc Vereecken, and Tim Wallington
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1316,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1316, 2024
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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08 May 2024
Opinion: New directions in atmospheric research offered by research infrastructures combined with open and data-intensive science
Andreas Petzold, Ulrich Bundke, Anca Hienola, Paolo Laj, Cathrine Lund Myhre, Alex Vermeulen, Angeliki Adamaki, Werner Kutsch, Valerie Thouret, Damien Boulanger, Markus Fiebig, Markus Stocker, Zhiming Zhao, and Ari Asmi
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 5369–5388, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5369-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5369-2024, 2024
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01 Mar 2024
Opinion: Stratospheric ozone – depletion, recovery and new challenges
Martyn P. Chipperfield and Slimane Bekki
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2783–2802, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2783-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2783-2024, 2024
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29 Feb 2024
Opinion: Can uncertainty in climate sensitivity be narrowed further?
Steven C. Sherwood and Chris E. Forest
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2679–2686, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2679-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2679-2024, 2024
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20 Feb 2024
Opinion: Aerosol remote sensing over the next 20 years
Lorraine A. Remer, Robert C. Levy, and J. Vanderlei Martins
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2113–2127, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2113-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2113-2024, 2024
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08 Feb 2024
Opinion: Understanding the impacts of agriculture and food systems on atmospheric chemistry is instrumental to achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals
Amos P. K. Tai, Lina Luo, and Biao Luo
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-293,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-293, 2024
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: final response, 3 comments)
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24 Jan 2024
Opinion: Optimizing climate models with process-knowledge, resolution, and AI
Tapio Schneider, L. Ruby Leung, and Robert C. J. Wills
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-20,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-20, 2024
Revised manuscript accepted for ACP (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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15 Jan 2024
Opinion: The importance of historical and paleoclimate aerosol radiative effects
Natalie M. Mahowald, Longlei Li, Samuel Albani, Douglas S. Hamilton, and Jasper F. Kok
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 533–551, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-533-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-533-2024, 2024
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18 Dec 2023
Opinion: Tropical cirrus – from micro-scale processes to climate-scale impacts
Blaž Gasparini, Sylvia C. Sullivan, Adam B. Sokol, Bernd Kärcher, Eric Jensen, and Dennis L. Hartmann
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 15413–15444, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-15413-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-15413-2023, 2023
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18 Dec 2023
Paul J. Crutzen – a pioneer in Earth system science and a founding member of the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Rolf Müller, Ulrich Pöschl, Thomas Koop, Thomas Peter, and Ken Carslaw
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 15445–15453, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-15445-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-15445-2023, 2023
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05 Dec 2023
Opinion: The strength of long-term comprehensive observations to meet multiple grand challenges in different environments and in the atmosphere
Markku Kulmala, Anna Lintunen, Hanna Lappalainen, Annele Virtanen, Chao Yan, Ekaterina Ezhova, Tuomo Nieminen, Ilona Riipinen, Risto Makkonen, Johanna Tamminen, Anu-Maija Sundström, Antti Arola, Armin Hansel, Kari Lehtinen, Timo Vesala, Tuukka Petäjä, Jaana Bäck, Tom Kokkonen, and Veli-Matti Kerminen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 14949–14971, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-14949-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-14949-2023, 2023
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06 Nov 2023
Opinion: A critical evaluation of the evidence for aerosol invigoration of deep convection
Adam C. Varble, Adele L. Igel, Hugh Morrison, Wojciech W. Grabowski, and Zachary J. Lebo
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 13791–13808, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-13791-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-13791-2023, 2023
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20 Oct 2023
Opinion: Recent developments and future directions in studying the mesosphere and lower thermosphere
John M. C. Plane, Jörg Gumbel, Konstantinos S. Kalogerakis, Daniel R. Marsh, and Christian von Savigny
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 13255–13282, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-13255-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-13255-2023, 2023
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04 Sep 2023
Opinion: Atmospheric multiphase chemistry – past, present, and future
Jonathan P. D. Abbatt and A. R. Ravishankara
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 9765–9785, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-9765-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-9765-2023, 2023
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19 Jul 2023
Opinion: how are advances in aerosol science informing our understanding of the health impacts of outdoor particulate pollution?
Imad El Haddad, Kaspar Daellenbach, Robin Modini, Jay Slowik, Abhishek Upadhyay, David Bell, Danielle Vienneau, Kees De Hoogh, and Andre S. H. Prevot
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-1472,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-1472, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for ACP (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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19 Jun 2023
Opinion: How fear of nuclear winter has helped save the world, so far
Alan Robock, Lili Xia, Cheryl S. Harrison, Joshua Coupe, Owen B. Toon, and Charles G. Bardeen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 6691–6701, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-6691-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-6691-2023, 2023
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05 May 2023
Opinion: The scientific and community-building roles of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) – past, present, and future
Daniele Visioni, Ben Kravitz, Alan Robock, Simone Tilmes, Jim Haywood, Olivier Boucher, Mark Lawrence, Peter Irvine, Ulrike Niemeier, Lili Xia, Gabriel Chiodo, Chris Lennard, Shingo Watanabe, John C. Moore, and Helene Muri
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 5149–5176, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-5149-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-5149-2023, 2023
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