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Dry Deposition

Call for Papers

Atmospheric deposition is an important mechanism controlling the fate of airborne toxics and their transfer from the atmosphere to the natural surfaces. Wet and dry deposition events are the most important processes that remove organic and inorganic chemicals, depositing them on soil and water. However, dry deposition fluxes are difficult to measure directly and instead are often estimated as the product of the dry deposition velocity and the corresponding pollutant concentration. On the other hand, the dry deposition velocity itself strongly depends on various variables, such as particle size, meteorology atmospheric stability, relative humidity, wind speed, and characteristics of depositing surface.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to define the different methodological approaches used for the determination and characterization of atmospheric dry deposition. We are interested in articles that focus on the long-term air quality evaluation, the spatial-temporal distribution of the deposition rate, the emission sources contribution identification, and health risk assessment. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • State of the art of the current sampling and analysis methodology
  • Characterization of atmospheric dry deposition (particulate matter, heavy metals, and organic micropollutants)
  • Application for health risk assessment
  • Dry deposition and dispersion models
  • Biomonitoring, bioaccumulation, and biomagnification
  • Application for industrial impact assessment
  • Deposition modeling
  • Cultural heritage

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amete/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amete/add/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 25 April 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 18 July 2014
Publication DateFriday, 12 September 2014

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Carlos Borrego, Institute for Environment and Development, Campus Universitário, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Daniele Contini, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Lecce, Italy
  • Cristina Máguas, Botany Department, Center for Environmental Biology SIIAF - Stable Isotopes and Instrumental Analysis Facility, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal