Special Issue “Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Air Pollution Modelling” 

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section “Environmental Science and Engineering”. 

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022

Special Issue Editor Dr. Tiziano Tirabassi 


Guest Editor

Center for Natural and Exact Sciences, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul 97105-900, Brazil


Interests: air pollution modeling; air pollution dispersion; advection-diffusion equation; atmospheric boundary layer; boundary layer meteorology


Special Issue Information 

Dear Colleagues, 

The processes that govern the transport and diffusion of pollutants are numerous and of such complexity that it is not possible to describe them without the use of mathematical models, which are, therefore, an indispensable technical instrument for environmental management. The scope of this Special Issue reflects and summarizes some recent developments relevant to the pollutant dispersion in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL). In atmospheric dispersion models, turbulence parameterization is a key parameter. The reliability of each model strongly depends on the way turbulent parameters are calculated and related to the current understanding of the ABL. The Special Issue will include original and review papers on the issue of pollutant dispersion in the ABL, concerning both theoretical and experimental aspects: transport and diffusion models (Eulerian, Lagrangian and statistical models), model parameterization, comparison between different models, field or laboratory measurements, as well as measures of meteorology variables that govern turbulence and diffusion in ABL. We are organizing a Special Issue on the study of the diffusion of air pollution in the ABL and on the structure of the ABL itself in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph. Improving public health is an important objective for urban planners and policy makers. Public health refers to preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical, mental, and social well-being. Research, both in cities and rural areas, and in both developing and developed countries, can offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for public health. Air pollution models are important tools in assessing the concentration of pollutants in the atmosphere and are used by regulatory agencies to estimate environmental impacts, risk analysis, and industrial plant planning. They allow us to analyse the contribution of different sources to overall pollution, and then correctly address any actions to limit emissions. Only with mathematical models is it possible to make predictions or simulate pollutant concentration in order to define plans for improving the population’s quality of life. This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the air pollution dispersion in ABL (and the consequent impact on health) and in particular to the use and enhancement of mathematical models of air pollution. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities. 

Dr. Tiziano Tirabassi 

Guest Editor 


Manuscript Submission Information 

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.