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19th century glacier retreat in the Alps preceded the emergence of industrial black carbon deposition on high-alpine glaciers

Sigl, Michael; Abram, Nerilie; Gabrieli, Jacopo; Jenk, Theo M; Osmont, Dimitri; Schwikowski, Margit


Light absorbing aerosols in the atmosphere and cryosphere play an important role in the climate system. Their presence in ambient air and snow changes the radiative properties of these systems, thus contributing to increased atmospheric warming and snowmelt. High spatio-temporal variability of aerosol concentrations and a shortage of long-term observations contribute to large uncertainties in properly assigning the climate effects of aerosols through time.

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Cryosphere
DOI: 10.5194/tc-12-3311-2018
Access Rights: Open Access


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