Call for papers for special issue of Meteorological Applications
“The impact of the present pandemic of COVID-19: a feedback-loop between climate, air pollution and the COVID-19 outbreaks”
The editors of our journal Meteorological Applications are calling for the submission of manuscripts covering all aspects of the possible feedback-loop between climate, meteorology, air pollution, and the spread of COVID-19. The topics covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to:
- the potential influence of different atmospheric conditions (eg. solar radiation, mixing, relative humidity and temperature) in the spread of COVID-19 and associated comorbity factors at the micro, local and large scales;
- the potential seasonality of COVID-19 transmission;
- the influence of meteorological and environmental factors on the distribution of bioaerosols and their relative weight in the spread of COVID-19, as compared against relevant factors, such as genome and exposome, viral variants, population density, social habits, confinement measures, and urban characteristics;
- dispersion, deposition and removal processes of virus-laden aerosol particles in the indoor environment, including the effects of air temperature, relative humidity, air mixing on SARS-CoV-2 survival on surfaces, and changes in the relevant viral load, infection rate and doses within the human body, and droplet and aerosol dispersion;
- changes in meteorological and environmental variables relevant to explain changes observed during the COVID-19 lockdowns, especially related to air quality (primary versus secondary aerosols and gaseous air pollutants) and climate (long term effects due to emission reductions).
- evaluation of the effect of the atmospheric transport and mixing processes on the spatiotemporal variability of the physicochemical and viral properties of the emitted virus-laden aerosol particles (including the viral load modification), through both experimental measurements and modelling.
Meteorological Applications is now a Fully Open Access journal with the aim of supporting meteorologists, forecasters and users of weather and climate services by publishing papers on all aspects of meteorological science.
The deadline to submit manuscripts is Wednesday 30 September 2020.
Your institution may cover your Open Access fees, please check your eligibility at https://bit.ly/funderinfo