Actinic flux and photolysis in water droplets : Mie calculations and geometrical optics limit

  title={Actinic flux and photolysis in water droplets : Mie calculations and geometrical optics limit},
  author={Bernhard Mayer and Sasha Madronich},
Photolysis of water-soluble components inside cloud droplets by ultraviolet/visible radiation may play an important role in atmospheric chemistry. Two earlier studies have suggested that the actinic flux and hence the photolysis frequency within spherical droplets is enhanced relative to that in the surrounding air, but have given different values for this enhancement. Here, we reconcile these discrepancies by noting slight errors in both studies that, when corrected, lead to consistent results… CONTINUE READING


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