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Atmospheric black carbon deposition on snow has big impact on snow melting

Atmospheric black carbon deposition on snow has big impact on snow melting

Due to the heating caused by black carbon, the spring-time average increase in discharge was up to 20 % when compared to pure snow cases.

In cooperation with University of Oslo, the energy company Statkraft owned by the Norwegian state and the Finnish Meteorological Institute researchers did a modelling study how much black carbon influences snow melt in Norway at the lake Atnsjøen catchment area.

More information:

Head of Group Joni-Pekka Pietikäinen, tel. +358 50 300 5152, Joni-Pekka.Pietikainen@fmi.fi

Matt, F. N., Burkhart, J. F., and Pietikäinen, J.-P.: Modelling hydrologic impacts of light absorbing aerosol deposition on snow at the catchment scale, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 179-201, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-179-2018, 2018.

https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/179/2018/hess-22-179-2018.html


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