Clouds of Venus: A Preliminary Assessment of Microstructure

@article{Knollenberg1979CloudsOV,
  title={Clouds of Venus: A Preliminary Assessment of Microstructure},
  author={Robert G. Knollenberg and Donald M. Hunten},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={205},
  pages={70 - 74}
}
The multimodal microstructure of the Venus cloud system has been examined. In addition to confirmed H2SO4 droplets and suspected elemental sulfur, a highly concentrated aerosol population has been observed extending above, within, and below the cloud system. These aerosols appear to cycle through the cloud droplets, but can never be removed by the weak precipitation mechanisms present. All cloud particles are likely laced with aerosol contaminants. Sedimentation and decomposition of H2SO4 in… 
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