Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1753–1766, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1753–1766, 2019

Research article 08 Feb 2019

Research article | 08 Feb 2019

Kinetic mass-transfer calculation of water isotope fractionation due to cloud microphysics in a regional meteorological model

I-Chun Tsai et al.

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In conventional models, isotope exchange between liquid and gas phases is usually assumed to be in equilibrium, and the highly kinetic phase transformation processes inferred in clouds are yet to be fully investigated. We show that different factors controlling isotopic composition, including water vapor sources, atmospheric transport, phase transition pathways of water in clouds, and kinetic-versus-equilibrium mass transfer, contributed significantly to the variations in isotope composition.
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