Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10361–10377, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10361–10377, 2019

Research article 15 Aug 2019

Research article | 15 Aug 2019

Deposition of ionic species and black carbon to the Arctic snowpack: combining snow pit observations with modeling

Hans-Werner Jacobi et al.

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