Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9329-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9329-2021
Technical note
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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, Andreas Herber, Zsófia Jurányi, Oliver Eppers, Johannes Schneider, and Joshua P. Schwarz

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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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