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A New Method For The Calculation Of Elementary Gas-Phase Rate Constants For Atmospheric Chemistry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990892

Volume

36

Pages

5

Published

1999

Size

420 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A. Gross, K.V. Mikkesen and W.R. Stockwelf

Abstract

A New Method for the Calculation of Elementary Gas-Phase Rate Constants for Atmospheric Chemistry A contribution to subproject CMD A Gross', K.V. Mikkesen^ and W.R. Stockwelf Division, Lyngbyvej 100, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark ^Department of Chemistry, H.C. Orsted Institute, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 5, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark *Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environmental Research (IFU), Kreuzeckbahnstr. 19, D-82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Introduction Elementary bi-molecular chemical reactions are fundamental components of mechanisms for atmospheric chemistry models. It has been necessary to measure the rate and yield parameters used in the mechanisms because it has not been possible to calculate them theoretically. Many uncertainties remain in atmospheric chemistry due to the lack of sufficient measurements. This is especially true

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