Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 13, 309–324, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-309-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 309–324, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-309-2019

Research article 31 Jan 2019

Research article | 31 Jan 2019

Quantifying the light absorption and source attribution of insoluble light-absorbing particles on Tibetan Plateau glaciers between 2013 and 2015

Xin Wang et al.

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AR by X. Wang on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Sep 2018) by Mark Flanner
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Oct 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (03 Oct 2018) by Mark Flanner
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Oct 2018) by Mark Flanner
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Dec 2018) by Mark Flanner
AR by X. Wang on behalf of the Authors (31 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Jan 2019) by Mark Flanner
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Short summary
A large survey on measuring optical and chemical properties of insoluble light-absorbing impurities (ILAPs) from seven glaciers was conducted on the Tibetan Plateau (TP) during 2013–2015. The results indicated that the mixing ratios of black carbon (BC), organic carbon (OC), and iron (Fe) all showed a tendency to decrease from north to south, and the industrial pollution (33.1 %), biomass and biofuel burning (29.4 %), and soil dust (37.5 %) were the major sources of the ILAPs on the TP.