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Hypochlorous Acid

Other Names

HOCl

Definition

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) is a weak, unstable acid.
In the sratosphere, Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is formed largely from reaction of hydroperoxyl radicals (HO2) with chlorine monoxide (ClO) radicals, and from the hydrolysis of chlorine nitrate on stratospheric aerosols. It is subject to quite rapid photolysis.

Applications

(1) Atmospheric Chemistry Models (5) Tracer of Air Motions
(2) Air Quality (6) stratosphere-troposphere exchange
(3) Monitoring of Biomass Burning (7) Climate Change
(4) Health and Environment  

GES DISC Datasets

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Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data Products
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Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) Profiles (mixing ratios at different pressure levels), pixel resolution vmr Aura/MLS 2004-08-08 Current ML2HOCL Y
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