Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 10, 2611–2621, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2611-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 2611–2621, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2611-2016

Research article 07 Nov 2016

Research article | 07 Nov 2016

Concentration, sources and light absorption characteristics of dissolved organic carbon on a medium-sized valley glacier, northern Tibetan Plateau

Fangping Yan et al.

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AR by Fangping Yan on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (23 Sep 2016) by Tobias Bolch
AR by Fangping Yan on behalf of the Authors (03 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Oct 2016) by Tobias Bolch
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DOC release of Laohugou Glacier No. 12 was 192 kg km−2 yr−1, of which 43.2 % could be decomposed and return to atmosphere as CO2 within 28 days, producing positive feedback in the warming process and influencing downstream ecosystems. Radiative forcing of snow pit DOC was calculated to be 0.43 W m−2, accounting for about 10 % of the radiative forcing caused by BC. Therefore, DOC is also a light-absorbing agent in glacierized regions, influencing the albedo of glacier surface and glacier melting.