Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 12, 3877–3890, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3877-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 3877–3890, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3877-2018
Research article
13 Dec 2018
Research article | 13 Dec 2018

Variability in individual particle structure and mixing states between the glacier–snowpack and atmosphere in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau

Zhiwen Dong et al.

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This study aimed to provide a first and unique record of physicochemical properties and mixing states of LAPs at the glacier and atmosphere interface over the northeastern Tibetan Plateau to determine the individual LAPs' structure aging and mixing state changes through the atmospheric deposition process from atmosphere to glacier–snowpack surface, thereby helping to characterize the LAPs' radiative forcing and climate effects in the cryosphere region.