Black soot and the survival of tibetan glaciers (2009)

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We find evidence that black soot aerosols deposited on Tibetan glaciers have been a significant contributing factor to observed rapid glacier retreat. Reduced black soot emissions, in addition to reduced greenhouse gases, may be required to avoid demise of Himalayan glaciers and retain the benefits of glaciers for seasonal fresh water supplies.
Year: 2009
Language: English
In: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106 (52), 22114-8 p.

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