Articles | Volume 14, issue 15
Research article
13 Aug 2014
Research article |  | 13 Aug 2014

Seasonal and elevational variations of black carbon and dust in snow and ice in the Solu-Khumbu, Nepal and estimated radiative forcings

S. Kaspari, T. H. Painter, M. Gysel, S. M. Skiles, and M. Schwikowski

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