Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2441–2460, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2441–2460, 2019

Research article 26 Feb 2019

Research article | 26 Feb 2019

Simulations of black carbon (BC) aerosol impact over Hindu Kush Himalayan sites: validation, sources, and implications on glacier runoff

Sauvik Santra et al.

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The present study provided information on specific glaciers over the Hindu Kush Himalayan region identified as being vulnerable to BC-induced impacts (affected by high BC-induced snow albedo reduction in addition to being sensitive to BC-induced impacts), thus impacting the downstream hydrology. The source-specific contribution to atmospheric BC aerosols by emission sources led to identifying the potential emission source, which was distinctive over south and north to 30°  N.
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