Title

Chemistry of snow from high altitude, mid/low latitude glaciers

Abstract

Glaciochemical records describing the spatial and temporal variation in the chemical content of snow and ice in HAM/LL glaciers allows us to improve our understanding of the distribution of chemical species in the atmosphere at these latitudes, and their variation over space and time. The resulting data base provides the framework for describing and understanding aspects of atmospheric chemistry and circulation, biogeochemical cycling, climate change, anthropogenic emissions to the atmosphere, glacial hydrology and evidence of volcanic events. Furthermore, records from glaciochemical investigations are especially important when direct observations and measurements of the atmosphere are either spatially and/or temporally lacking.

Publication Date

1991

Journal Title

10.1007/978-3-642-75112-7_17

Publisher

Springer

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/978-3-642-75112-7_17

Document Type

Book Chapter