Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 15, 2255–2272, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2255-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 2255–2272, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2255-2021
Research article
17 May 2021
Research article | 17 May 2021

Enhancement of snow albedo reduction and radiative forcing due to coated black carbon in snow

Wei Pu et al.

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We have explicitly resolved optical properties of coated BC in snow for explaining complex enhancement of snow albedo reduction due to coating effect in real environments. The parameterizations are developed for climate models to improve the understanding of BC in snow on global climate. We demonstrated that the contribution of BC coating effect to snow light absorption has exceeded dust over north China and will significantly contribute to the retreat of Arctic sea ice and Tibetan glaciers.