Processing and Ageing in the Atmosphere

Chapter

Abstract

Transport through the atmosphere exposes mineral dust to a number of processes that alter its physicochemical properties, which in turn affects its direct and indirect impacts on climate. In this chapter, we review the physical and chemical processes that alter dust properties and their impacts on dust’s radiative properties, cloud condensation nucleus activity, morphology, nutrient and trace element solubility and the impacts of heterogeneous chemistry on dust surfaces on atmospheric composition.

Keywords

Physical processing Chemical processing Dust dispersal Solubility Iron Nitrogen Nitric acid Nitrogen oxides Sulphur Ozone Chemical properties Particle surface Ageing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex R. Baker
    • 1
  • Olga Laskina
    • 2
  • Vicki H. Grassian
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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