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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 9, 331-340, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-331-2015
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Research article
12 Feb 2015
Measurements of light-absorbing particles on the glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
C. G. Schmitt et al.

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This paper presents the results of 3 years of measurements of light absorbing particles on the glaciers in Peru. A new analysis technique has been developed and results are shown to be well correlated with black carbon mass estimates made with the Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2) instrument, the state-of-the-art instrument for this type of measurement. Effective black carbon levels were found to be moderate on glaciers near cities and close to zero in more remote regions.
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