Tropospheric Chemistry & Composition: Cloud Chemistry

Pierre Herckes, J. L. Collett

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This article provides an overview of the chemical composition of clouds and the chemistry occurring within cloud and fog droplets. The processes by which chemical species enter cloud droplets from the gas and aerosol phase are summarized. The most prominent aqueous chemical processes occurring in clouds and fogs are detailed, including sulfur oxidation and complexation, oxidant chemistry, and secondary organic aerosol formation. Some emerging topics like biological materials are introduced. The article closes with a discussion of the role of clouds in atmospheric deposition mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780123822260
ISBN (Print)9780123822253
StatePublished - 2015


  • Acid rain
  • Aerosol
  • Cloud
  • Fog
  • Sulfur oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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