Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Research article
02 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2017

Glacier evolution in high-mountain Asia under stratospheric sulfate aerosol injection geoengineering

Liyun Zhao, Yi Yang, Wei Cheng, Duoying Ji, and John C. Moore


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AR by Liyun Zhao on behalf of the Authors (09 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Mar 2017) by Ben Kravitz
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Mar 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (12 Apr 2017) by Ben Kravitz
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Apr 2017) by Ben Kravitz
Short summary
We find stratospheric sulfate aerosol injection geoengineering, G3, can slow shrinkage of high-mountain Asia glaciers by about 50 % by 2069 relative to losses from RCP8.5. The reduction in mean precipitation expected for solar geoengineering is less important than the temperature-driven shift from solid to liquid precipitation for forcing Himalayan glacier change. The termination of geoengineering in 2069 leads to temperature rise of 1.3 °C and corresponding increase in glacier volume loss rate.
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