Snow and ice are not always as pristine as one may think. If you have ever walked on a glacier or on a snowfield during summer, you might have already noticed that. In fact, both snow and ice are often darkened by impurities. In this project, research activities conducted by scientist (from the University of Milano Bicocca and the National Research Council of Italy) at the Zebrù glacier are represented through photos and videos.
Dust and black carbon deposition in high-mountain Asia darkens snow and ice, increases sunlight absorption and causes melt — a reinforcing feedback. In this editorial collaboration, new research findings are described and the recent scientific literature is reviewed.