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Volume 9, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 9, 331-340, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-331-2015
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The Cryosphere, 9, 331-340, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-331-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Feb 2015

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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