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The 4th International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences

16/07/2021 - 31/07/2021
Abstract Submission
20th May 2021
Acceptance Notification
1st June 2021
File Submission
20th June 2021

Aerosols, Air Quality and Human Health, Climate Dynamics and Modeling, Climatology and Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric Chemistry, Upper Atmosphere, Planetary Atmospheres
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate in the 4th International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences. In this meeting, we hope to build on the success of this conference series. We acknowledge that sharing our work face-to-face with our colleagues is preferred, but the continuing COVID-19 crisis has made this impossible. Technology is continuously improving the virtual experience and thus we will be taking advantage of the latest developments in order to create a quality online experience. Additionally, this will allow us to save for future conference budgets as well as increase our level of interaction. This online conference represents a new initiative that provides researchers of atmospheric science the opportunity to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues. Feedback from participants of the previous editions indicated that they were pleased with this format and would like to see the meeting grow.

For the 4th International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences, the range of topics will be more general; however, we are open to subject areas of thematic importance. During the last few decades, great strides have been made in all general areas of atmospheric science. We have seen the proliferation of remote sensing technologies and techniques for their use in research and forecasting. We have seen advances in the understanding of synoptic and dynamic meteorology, which have improved weather forecasting. Advances in the capabilities of atmospheric modeling as well as increases in computing power have enhanced our understanding of atmospheric behaviors on all time and space scales. Additionally, there have been discoveries related to the behavior of smaller-scale systems, especially those that interact with human activity, health, and economics. These have inspired techniques through which people can be warned when these events might affect them. The increased understanding of interannual and interdecadal variability in climate has also led to the development of long-range forecasting and projection. In conclusion, this conference will be organized around the following sessions and related themes, which correspond to the journal Atmosphere.

Conference Sessions

  • Aerosols;
  • Air Quality;
  • Air Quality and Human Health;
  • Climatology;
  • Meteorology;
  • Biometeorology;
  • Atmospheric Techniques, Instrumentation, and Modelling;
  • Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions;
  • Upper Atmosphere;
  • Planetary Atmospheres.

Conference Topics

  • Atmospheric Physics: remote sensing; satellite and RADAR meteorology; water cycles; nowcasting; mesoscale models.
  • Atmospheric Chemistry: air quality; atmospheric chemistry; upper atmospheric chemistry.
  • Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology: forecasting techniques; cyclone and anticyclone development; the jet stream and its behavior; blocking anticyclones; operational meteorology; forecast skills; forecast models.
  • Regional Climate and Interannual Variability: El Nino; teleconnections; long-range prediction and projection; climate modeling; climate change; downscaling techniques.
  • Tropical Meteorology: tropical storms; atmosphere–ocean interactions; modeling convection; the general circulation.

Accepted papers will be gathered in the journal Environmental Sciences Proceedings. Selected extended versions will be published in Atmosphere Special Issue "Advances in Atmospheric Sciences" after peer review with a discount of 20% on the article processing charge.

Prof. Dr. Anthony R. Lupo
Chair of ECAS 2021

Conference Chair

Dr. Anthony R. Lupo, is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Missouri. He earned his BS in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1988, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in 1991 and 1995, respectively. His research has been in the areas of large-scale atmospheric dynamics, climate dynamics, and climate change including modeling, and he has more than 135 peer-reviewed publications between each of these areas. Additionally, he edited and contributed to the book Recent Hurricane Research: Climate, Dynamics, and Societal Impacts (published in 2011), and in 2014, 2015, and 2018, he was the Lead Guest Editor of the publication Advances in Meteorology Special Issue: Large-Scale Dynamics, Anomalous Flows, and Teleconnections. He has been a member of the American Meteorological Society since 1987 (Certified Consulting Meteorologist #660), and the National Weather Association since 1998. As a CCM, he served on the governing board from 2014 to 2017, serving as Board Chair during 2017. He was a Fulbright Scholar during the summer of 2004 in Russia, studying climate change at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He won Fulbright scholarships to teach and research at Belgorod State National Research University in Russia for 2014–2015, and fall 2017. Additionally, he has served as an expert reviewer and/or contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (sponsored by the United Nations, World Meteorological Organization) and The Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) (sponsored by the Heartland Institute) Assessment Reports. The members of the IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. His other professional associations include the Royal Meteorological Society (Fellow), American Geophysical Union, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Missouri Academy of Science (Fellow). He has won awards for teaching and advising at the University of Missouri, including the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Senior Teaching Award (2006), the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award (April 2008), and the University of Missouri Kemper Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching (April 2008). He was awarded the Most Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award by the Missouri Academy of Science (2009), and University of Missouri professor of the year (May, 2010). In Fall 2011, he was chosen to be on the Joint US–Russian Presidents Climate Subgroup of the Science and Technology working group (disbanded in 2014). In October 2013, he was awarded the Outstanding Alum for the year 2013 by the Earth and Atmospheric Science Department at Purdue. He is listed on the Fulbright Specialist Roster (2016–2022) and was part of the scientific committee for the First Conference on Atmospheric Blocking in Reading England (2014–2016).

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis

Research Center Human Biometeorology, German Meteorological Service, 79104 Freiburg, Germany

DETAILS

human-biometeorology; urban bioclimatology; climate and tourism; climate impact research

Research Keywords
human-biometeorology; urban bioclimatology; climate and tourism; climate impact research

Dr. Francesca Costabile

Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), National Research Council (CNR), 00133 Rome, Italy

DETAILS

air quality; atmospheric aerosol; health effects; characterization of ultrafine particles; combustion generated aerosol and urban areas; black carbon and carbonaceous aerosol, and relevant toxicology

Research Keywords
air quality; atmospheric aerosol; health effects; characterization of ultrafine particles; combustion generated aerosol and urban areas; black carbon and carbonaceous aerosol, and relevant toxicology

Dr. Haider A. Khwaja

Environmental Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY 12222, USA

Prof. Dr. Ilias Kavouras

Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences, CUNY School of Public Health

Prof. Dr. Riccardo Buccolieri

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali (DiSTeBA), University of Salento,

Dr. Darius Ceburnis

School of Physics and Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies, Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road

Call for Papers

The 4th International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences (ECAS 2021) will be held from 16 to 31 July online. This event enables the researchers of atmospheric science to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues without the need to travel. All proceedings will be published on the conference homepage in open access format.

Through this event, we aim to cover the following topics:

  • Aerosols (Session S1)
  • Air Quality (Session S2)
  • Air Quality and Human Health (Session S3)
  • Climatology (Session S4)
  • Meteorology (Session S5)
  • Biometeorology (Session S6)
  • Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling (Session S7)
  • Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions (Session S8)
  • Upper Atmosphere (Session S9)
  • Planetary Atmospheres (Session S10)

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will also be the possibility to submit selected papers to the Special Issue "Advances in Atmospheric Sciences" in the journal Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433; Impact Factor: 2.397 (JCR 2019); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.437 (JCR 2019)) with a 20% discount on the article processing charge; ECAS 2021 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel — all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference and present your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 20 May 2021 online at http://www.sciforum.net/login. For accepted abstracts, the full paper (6-8 pages) can be submitted by 1 June 2021. The conference will be held from 16–31 July 2021.

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. ECAS 2021 is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the submission procedure and preparation of a full presentation, please refer to the "Instructions for Authors".



Critical Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 20/05/2021
Notification of Acceptance: 01/06/2021
Submission of Full Conference Papers: 20/06/2021
Conference Open: 16/07/2021

Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Anthony R. Lupo

Department of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA

DETAILS

Dr. Anthony R. Lupo, is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Missouri. He earned his BS in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1988, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in 1991 and 1995, respectively. His research has been in the areas of large-scale atmospheric dynamics, climate dynamics, and climate change including modeling, and he has more than 135 peer-reviewed publications between each of these areas.

Bio
Dr. Anthony R. Lupo, is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Missouri. He earned his BS in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1988, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in 1991 and 1995, respectively. His research has been in the areas of large-scale atmospheric dynamics, climate dynamics, and climate change including modeling, and he has more than 135 peer-reviewed publications between each of these areas.

Conference Committee

Dr. Daniele Contini

Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), National Research Council (CNR), 73100 Lecce, Italy

DETAILS

atmosphere composition; toxicological effects of atmospheric aerosols and sources; characterisation of aerosol sources; receptor models; air quality and health; turbulent fluxes; particle deposition; nucleation process

Research Keywords
atmosphere composition; toxicological effects of atmospheric aerosols and sources; characterisation of aerosol sources; receptor models; air quality and health; turbulent fluxes; particle deposition; nucleation process

Professor Ashok Kumar

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The University of Toledo, OH 43606, USA

DETAILS

air quality modeling; indoor radon; risk analysis; biodiesel; data analysis

Research Keywords
air quality modeling; indoor radon; risk analysis; biodiesel; data analysis

Dr. Merhala Thurai

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

DETAILS

rain microstructure; polarimetric weather radar; electromagnetic scattering of rain

Research Keywords
rain microstructure; polarimetric weather radar; electromagnetic scattering of rain

Dr. Francesca Costabile

Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), National Research Council (CNR), 00133 Rome, Italy

DETAILS

air quality; atmospheric aerosol; health effects; characterization of ultrafine particles; combustion generated aerosol and urban areas; black carbon and carbonaceous aerosol, and relevant toxicology

Research Keywords
air quality; atmospheric aerosol; health effects; characterization of ultrafine particles; combustion generated aerosol and urban areas; black carbon and carbonaceous aerosol, and relevant toxicology

Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis

Research Center Human Biometeorology, German Meteorological Service, 79104 Freiburg, Germany

DETAILS

human-biometeorology; urban bioclimatology; climate and tourism; climate impact research

Research Keywords
human-biometeorology; urban bioclimatology; climate and tourism; climate impact research

Dr. Patricia K. Quinn

Pacific Marine Environment Laboratories, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Seattle, WA 98115, USA

DETAILS

radiative effects of aerosols; effects of aerosol on air quality

Research Keywords
radiative effects of aerosols; effects of aerosol on air quality

Prof. Dr. Kostas Karatzas

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

DETAILS

Environmental Informatics; Computational Intelligence Oriented Data Analytics and Modelling; Urban Air Quality Management and Information Systems; Computational Calibration and Performance Improvement of Low-Cost Environmental Sensors; Quality of Life Inf

Research Keywords
Environmental Informatics; Computational Intelligence Oriented Data Analytics and Modelling; Urban Air Quality Management and Information Systems; Computational Calibration and Performance Improvement of Low-Cost Environmental Sensors; Quality of Life Inf

Dr. Rute Cesário

Instituto Superior Técnico, Centro de Química Estrutural, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Lisbon,1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

DETAILS

environmental chemistry; mercury biogeochemical cycle in aquatic environments; mercury toxicology; environmental pollution; marine biogeochemistry; mercury in polar environments

Research Keywords
environmental chemistry; mercury biogeochemical cycle in aquatic environments; mercury toxicology; environmental pollution; marine biogeochemistry; mercury in polar environments

Prof. Dr. Riccardo BUCCOLIERI

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, S.P. 6 Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy

DETAILS

urban air quality and microclimate; experimental and computational fluid dynamics; turbulence and pollutant dispersion; urban ventilation and vegetation

Research Keywords
urban air quality and microclimate; experimental and computational fluid dynamics; turbulence and pollutant dispersion; urban ventilation and vegetation

Dr. Chris G. Tzanis

Section of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus, 157 84 Athens, Greece

DETAILS

climate dynamics; climate physics; climate change and variability; aerosols; ambient air quality; ozone-climate interactions; atmospheric physics and chemistry; nonlinear processes; artificial intelligence and machine learning; remote sensing

Research Keywords
climate dynamics; climate physics; climate change and variability; aerosols; ambient air quality; ozone-climate interactions; atmospheric physics and chemistry; nonlinear processes; artificial intelligence and machine learning; remote sensing

Prof. Dr. Ilias Kavouras

Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences, CUNY School of Public Health, New York, NY 10027, USA

DETAILS

air pollution; organic aerosol; urban pollution; ozone; wildfires; firefighters; electronic cigarettes; chromatography; spectroscopy

Research Keywords
air pollution; organic aerosol; urban pollution; ozone; wildfires; firefighters; electronic cigarettes; chromatography; spectroscopy

Dr. Antonio Donateo

Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council (ISAC-CNR), u.o. Lecce, 73100 Lecce, Italy

DETAILS

[email protected]

aerosol; eddy covariance; aerosol optical properties; turbulent fluxex; aerosol deposition; aerosol emission; ultrafine particle; atmosphere composition; aerosol sources

Research Keywords
aerosol; eddy covariance; aerosol optical properties; turbulent fluxex; aerosol deposition; aerosol emission; ultrafine particle; atmosphere composition; aerosol sources

Dr. Haider A. Khwaja

Environmental Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York

Prof. Dr. Anil Namdeo

Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, UK

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, Atmosphere would like to award the best paper and best presentation as elected by the members of the scientific committee. Both Awards will consist of 500 Swiss Francs and a certificate. We look forward to your contributions.

The Awards
Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award will be given to the paper judged to make the most significant contribution to the Conference.
Best Presentation Award
The winner of Best Presentation Award will be selected by the Scientific Committee after evaluation of all selected talks presented during the conference. The winners will be selected from the videos uploaded through our submission system.

Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "New Submission" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 150-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 20 May 2021.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the ECAS 2021. All authors will be notified by 1 June 2021 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his/her manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint (only PDF) and/or video presentation of his/her paper, until the submission deadline of 20 June 2021.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on ECAS 2021 homepage for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 16-31 July 2021.
  5. Accepted papers will be published in the journal Environmental Sciences Proceedings. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Atmosphere Special issue "Advances in Atmospheric Sciences" with 20% discount on the APC.
Structure of Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Accepted File Formats

Microsoft Word

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.

Manuscript Preparation
  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Formatting / Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of ECAS 2021 template. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

For further inquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Video Presentations

Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video will be uploaded to YouTube, as well as onto Sciforum. The video should be no longer than 20 minutes and be prepared with the following formats:

  • .MOV
  • .MPEG4
  • .MP4
  • .AVI
  • .WMV
  • .MPEGPS
  • .FLV

The video should be submitted before 20 May 2021.

Presentation of Posters

Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

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Conference Secretariat

Ms. Alicia Wang
MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan
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Ms. Olivia Liu
MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan
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Ms. Chloe Li
MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan
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