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Insights into tropical cloud chemistry at Reunion Island (Indian Ocean): results from the BIO-MAÏDO campaign

Abstract : We present here the results obtained during an intensive field campaign conducted in the framework of the French "BIO-MAÏDO" (Bio-physico-chemistry of tropical clouds at Maïdo (Réunion Island): processes and impacts on secondary organic aerosols' formation) project. This study integrates an exhaustive chemical and microphysical characterization of cloud water obtained in March-April 2019 at Reunion Island (Indian Ocean). Fourteen cloud samples have been collected along the slope of this origins and microphysical variables do not fully explain the variability observed in cloud chemical composition, highlighting the complexity of emission sources, multiphasic transfer, and chemical processing in clouds. Additionally, several VOCs (oxygenated and low-soluble VOCs) were analysed in both gas and aqueous phases. Significant levels 45 of biogenic low-soluble VOCs were detected in the aqueous phase, indicating the cloud-terrestrial vegetation exchange. Cloud scavenging of VOCs is assessed and compared to Henry's law equilibrium to evaluate potential super or sub saturation conditions. The evaluation reveals the supersaturation of low-soluble VOCs from both natural and anthropogenic sources. Our results depict even higher supersaturation of terpenoids, suggesting their importance in the aqueous phase chemistry in highly impacted tropical areas.
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Pamela Dominutti, Pascal Renard, Mickaël Vaïtilingom, Angelica Bianco, Jean-Luc Baray, et al.. Insights into tropical cloud chemistry at Reunion Island (Indian Ocean): results from the BIO-MAÏDO campaign. 2021. ⟨hal-03409642⟩



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