Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Research article
19 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 19 Aug 2019

Influence of light-absorbing particles on snow spectral irradiance profiles

Francois Tuzet, Marie Dumont, Laurent Arnaud, Didier Voisin, Maxim Lamare, Fanny Larue, Jesus Revuelto, and Ghislain Picard


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ED: Publish as is (11 Jul 2019) by Mark Flanner
Short summary
Here we present a novel method to estimate the impurity content (e.g. black carbon or mineral dust) in Alpine snow based on measurements of light extinction profiles. This method is proposed as an alternative to chemical measurements, allowing rapid retrievals of vertical concentrations of impurities in the snowpack. In addition, the results provide a better understanding of the impact of impurities on visible light extinction in snow.