Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9329–9342, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9329-2021

Special issue: Arctic mixed-phase clouds as studied during the ACLOUD/PASCAL...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9329–9342, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9329-2021

Technical note 17 Jun 2021

Technical note | 17 Jun 2021

Technical note: Sea salt interference with black carbon quantification in snow samples using the single particle soot photometer

Marco Zanatta et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-182', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marco Zanatta, 11 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-182', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marco Zanatta, 11 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Marco Zanatta on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 May 2021) by Jost Heintzenberg
AR by Marco Zanatta on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Saline snow samples were collected from the sea ice in the Fram Strait. Laboratory experiments revealed that sea salt can bias the quantification of black carbon with a laser-induced incandescence technique. The maximum underestimation was quantified to reach values of 80 %–90 %. This salt-induced interference is reported here for the first time and should be considered in future studies aiming to quantify black carbon in snow in marine environments.
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