Antarctica

How much snow does each visitor 'melt' in the Antarctic? The answer may surprise you

In affected areas near human settlements on the Antarctic Peninsula, human-produced black carbon may be causing surface snow to melt by up to 23mm every summer.

Matthew Harris

PhD Researcher, Climate Science, , Keele University

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A scientist at work in Antarctica’s Ellsworth Mountains. Image: Felipe Trueba / EPA
Black carbon concentrations were lower at less accessible sites. Image: Cordero et al / Nature Comms, CC BY-SA

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