Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Research article
12 May 2020
Research article |  | 12 May 2020

Refractory black carbon (rBC) variability in a 47-year West Antarctic snow and firn core

Luciano Marquetto, Susan Kaspari, and Jefferson Cardia Simões


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Mar 2020) by Mark Flanner
AR by Luciano Marquetto on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Mar 2020) by Mark Flanner
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Apr 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Apr 2020) by Mark Flanner
Short summary
Black carbon, commonly known as soot, is a particle originating from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biomass burning that plays an important role in the climatic system. In this work, we analyzed black carbon from an Antarctic ice core spanning 1968–2015 and observed very low concentrations of this particle in the snow, lower than previous works in West Antarctica. We suggest that black carbon transport to East Antarctica is different from its transport to West Antarctica.