The free radical chemistry of cloud droplets and its impact upon the composition of rain.


Journal Article

Calculations are presented that simulate the free radical chemistries of the gas phase and aqueous phase within a warm cloud during midday. It is demonstrated that in the presence of midday solar fluxes the heterogeneous scavenging of OH and HO2 from the gas phase by cloud droplets can represent a major source of free radicals to cloud water, provided the accommodation or sticking coefficient for these species impinging upon water droplets is equal to or greater than 0.0001.-from Authors

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chameides, WL; Davis, DD

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / C7

Start / End Page

  • 4863 - 4877

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-0227

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1029/JC087iC07p04863

Citation Source

  • Scopus