Environmental Science

Editors' Picks

Plastic additives: challenges in ecotox hazard assessment
Monika Mortimer –– The article presents an excellent synthesis of the state of the art in environmental impacts of plastic additives released from micro- and nanosized plastic particles. It is of interest to a wide audience ranging from regulators and toxicologists to plastics manufacturers.
Potentially toxic metal(loid) distribution and migration in the bottom weathering profile of indigenous zinc smelting slag pile in clastic rock region
Carlos Zuniga-Gonzalez –– Potentially toxic metal (loid) distribution and migration in the bottom weathering profile of indigenous zinc smelting slag pile in clastic rock region is a contribution to be considered in policies to mitigate environmental impact, fundamentally in countries where indigenous people and those living in poverty can be affected by intoxication.
Examining long-term natural vegetation dynamics in the Aral Sea Basin applying the linear spectral mixture model
Jianjun Zhang –– This paper introduces the Linear Spectral Mixture Model to examine long-term natural vegetation dynamics.
Estimating salt content of vegetated soil at different depths with Sentinel-2 data
Marcia Marques –– The subject has high relevance in terms of soil salination monitoring and modeling, a hot topic for soil fertility and sustainable soil management.
Characterizing carbonyl compounds and their sources in Fuzhou ambient air, southeast of China
Valsaraj KT –– OVOCs are very important in the formation of smog in many urban areas.
A digital mapping application for quantifying and displaying air temperatures at high spatiotemporal resolutions in near real-time across Australia
Xinfeng Wang –– This work created near real-time air temperature maps at a high spatial resolution across Australia using the thin plate spline interpolation in concert with a digital elevation model and ‘live’ recordings, and then applied them to a fully automated mapping system, It has methodological innovation and important practical value.
Study of marsh wetland landscape pattern evolution on the Zoigê Plateau due to natural/human dual-effects
Guobin Fu –– The Ruoergai (Zoige) is the largest plateau wetland in the world, therefore such a study has many implications for plateau wetland ecosystem.
Prophet forecasting model: a machine learning approach to predict the concentration of air pollutants (PM2.5, PM10, O3, NO2, SO2, CO) in Seoul, South Korea
Valsaraj KT –– A machine learning approach to predict PM2.5 and other air pollutants has been reinforced in this paper.
Cropland heterogeneity changes on the Northeast China Plain in the last three decades (1980s–2010s)
Carlos Zuniga-Gonzalez –– Dear colleague thanks for you observations and comments.
Lake water volume fluctuations in response to climate change in Xinjiang, China from 2002 to 2018
Jacyra Soares –– The manuscript contributed to the knowledge of the influence of temperature in areas of low to medium altitude in inducing changes in the volume of water in the lake at high altitudes.
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