||Cloud Water Chemistry and the Production of Sulfates in Clouds.
Hegg, Dean A. ;
Hobbs, Peter V. ;
||Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.;National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, AL. Marshall Space Flight Center.
||CONTRIB-559; NAS8-33148, EPA-R-005263; EPA-600/J-81-473;
Water analysis ;
Air pollution ;
Sulfur dioxide ;
Field tests ;
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Measurements are presented of the pH and ionic content of water collected in clouds over Western Washington and the Los Angeles Basin. Evidence for sulfate production in some of the clouds is presented. Not all of the sulfur in the cloud water was in the form of sulfate. However, the measurements indicate that the production of sulfate in clouds is of considerable significance in the atmosphere. Comparison of field measurements with model results show reasonable agreement and suggest that the production of sulfate in cloud water is a consequence of more than one conversion mechanism.