Refractory black carbon mass concentrations in snow and ice : method evaluation and inter-comparison with elemental carbon measurement

Accurate measurement of black carbon (BC) mass concentrations in snow and ice is crucial for the assessment of climatic impacts. However, it is difficult to compare methods used to assess BC levels in the literature as they are not the same. The single particle soot photometer (SP2) method appears to be one of the most suitable to measure low concentrations… CONTINUE READING