REACTION RATE DATA FOR THE STRATOSPHERE. HOW GOOD ARE THEY NOW

The reaction rate and photochemical data currently available for use in modelling of stratospheric chemistry are reviewed. They are characterized in terms of their quality and applicability. Of 46 'important' chemical reactions, the data for 33 are adequate. For 82 'less important' reactions, the data are generally less reliable, but in many cases sufficient. A similar pattern exists for photochemical processes. The data are adequate for 8 of 16 'important' processes and are adequate for 5 of 16 'less important' processes. A list of reactions for which more measurements are needed is supplied.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. Office of the Secretary. Pub. in Proceedings of Conference on Climatic Impact Assessment Program (4th), Cambridge, Mass. Feb 75 p391-397 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Gaithersburg, MD  USA 

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
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  • Authors:
    • Garvin, D
    • Hampson, R F
    • Kurylo, M J
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: 7 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00166486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2002 12:00AM