Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6803–6813, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6803-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6803–6813, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6803-2018

Research article 21 Dec 2018

Research article | 21 Dec 2018

Apparatus for dry deposition of aerosols on snow

Nicholas D. Beres and Hans Moosmüller

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Particulate matter found in the atmosphere, or aerosols, can deposit on snow and ice and significantly change its reflectivity. Consequently, the timing of snow melt and snow water runoff is also changed. To study these processes, it is important to be able to deposit aerosols in a controlled manner on snow surfaces. Here, we present the design and demonstrate the use of an apparatus for deposition of common mineral dust and combustion aerosols.