Chemistry of snow from high altitude, mid/low latitude glaciers
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.
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W. B. Lyons, C. Wake, and P. Mayewski, "Chemistry of snow from high altitude, mid/low latitude glaciers," in Seasonal Snowpacks: Processes of Compositional Change, T. D. Davies, M. Tranter, and H. G. Jones, Eds. Berlin: Springer Science + Business Media, 1991, pp. 359–383.