Laboratory chemistry and stratospheric cloudsResults are presented from laboratory experiments on the chemistry of ice particles to study the role of HCl and ClONO2 from CFCs in stratospheric ozone depletion over Antarctica. It is found that gaseous HCl is scavenged with high efficiency by the ice and the gas phase chlorine nitrate may react with the HCL-containing ice to produce Cl2. Also, consideration is given ot the behavior of solid nitric acid trihydrate and sulfuric acid aerosols.
Molina, Mario J. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
August 14, 2013
January 1, 1989
Meteorology And Climatology
Meeting: Symposium on the Role of Clouds in Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Climate