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Condensation and Thermal Accommodation Coefficients

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the critical point of phase changes.


Six Superlative Sources

· Fukuta, N., and L.A. Walter, 1970: Kinetics of hydrometeor growth from a vapor-spherical model. J. Atmos. Sci., 27, 1160-1172.

· Hagen, D.E., J. Schmitt, M. Trueblood, J. Carstens, D.R. White, and D.J. Alofs, 1989: Condensation coefficient measurement for water in the UMR cloud simulation chamber. J. Atmos. Sci., 46, 803-816.

· Mozurkewich, M., 1986: Aerosol growth and the condensation coefficient for water: A review. Aerosol Sci. and Tech., 5, 223-236.

· Pound, G.M., 1972: Selected values of evaporation and condensation coefficients for simple substances. J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 1, 135-146.

· Pruppacher, H.R., and J.D. Klett, 1997: Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation. Kluwer Academic Publisher, 954 pp.

· Shaw, R.A., and D. Lamb, 1999: Experimental determination of the thermal accommodation and condensation coefficients of water. J. Chem. Phys., 111, 10659-10663.

Other Excellent Sources

· Chapman, S., and T.G. Cowling, 1970: The Mathematical Theory of Non-Uniform Gases. Cambridge University Press, 422 pp.

· Chodes, N.J., J. Warner, and A. Gagin, 1974: A determination of the condensation coefficient of water from the growth rate of small cloud droplets. J. Atmos. Sci., 31, 1351-1357.

· Garnier, J.P., P. Ehrhard, and P. Mirabel, 1987: Water droplet growth study in a continuous flow diffusion chamber. Atmos. Res., 21, 41-52.

· Nabavian, K., and L.A. Bromley, 1963: Condensation coefficient of water. Chem. Eng. Sci., 18, 651-660.

· Yasuoka, K., and M. Matsumoto, 1994: Evaporation and condensation at a liquid surface. II. Methanol. J. Chem. Phys., 101, 7912-7917.

· Zou, Y.S., and N. Fukuta, 1999: The effect of diffusion kinetics on the supersaturation in clouds. Atmos. Res., 52, 115-141.

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