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Volume 17, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12779–12795, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-12779-2017
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Special issue: Interactions between climate change and the Cryosphere: SVALI,...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12779–12795, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-12779-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 26 Oct 2017

Research article | 26 Oct 2017

Do contemporary (1980–2015) emissions determine the elemental carbon deposition trend at Holtedahlfonna glacier, Svalbard?

Meri M. Ruppel et al.

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Black carbon (BC) deposition enhances Arctic warming and melting. We present Svalbard ice core BC data from 2005 to 2015, comparing the results with chemical transport model data. The ice core and modelled BC deposition trends clearly deviate from measured and observed atmospheric concentration trends, and thus meteorological processes such as precipitation and scavenging efficiency seem to have a stronger influence on the BC deposition trend than BC emission or atmospheric concentration trends.
Black carbon (BC) deposition enhances Arctic warming and melting. We present Svalbard ice core...
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