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Volume 10, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4459–4477, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4459-2017
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4459–4477, 2017
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Research article 21 Nov 2017

Research article | 21 Nov 2017

Real-time analysis of insoluble particles in glacial ice using single-particle mass spectrometry

Matthew Osman et al.

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This study presents the first-time attempt at using time-of-flight single particle mass spectrometry (SPMS) as an emerging online technique for measuring insoluble particles in glacial snow and ice. Using samples from two Greenlandic ice cores, we show that SPMS can constrain the aerodynamic size, composition, and relative abundance of most particulate types on a per-particle basis, reducing the preparation time and resources required of conventional, filter-based particle retrieval methods.
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