Chemical Change in Snowpacks

  • Peter Brimblecombe
  • David Shooter
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 28)


The title of the NATO workshop held at Maratea Italy in July of 1990 “The Processes of Chemical Change in Snowpacks” may convey a misleading impression of the proceedings. Indeed some might argue that the workshop tended by and large to neglect changes of a chemical nature. The aim of this short discussion paper is to illustrate a framework on which chemical changes in snowpacks might be discussed. The paper draws on the discussions that took place at the workshop and aims to complement the much more detailed paper by Roger Bales (1991) which deals with the way chemical and compositional changes in snowpacks are modelled.


Activity Coefficient Liquid Layer Sodium Chloride Solution Concentration Nitric Acid Snow Pack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Brimblecombe
    • 1
  • David Shooter
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK
  2. 2.Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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