Articles | Volume 22, issue 12
Research article
21 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 21 Jun 2022

The formation and composition of the Mount Everest plume in winter

Edward E. Hindman and Scott Lindstrom


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-966', Edward Hindman, 08 Jan 2022
  • AC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-966', Edward Hindman, 13 Jan 2022
  • AC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-966', Edward Hindman, 19 Jan 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-966', Volkmar Wirth, 31 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-966', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Mar 2022) by Martina Krämer
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 May 2022)
AR by Natascha Töpfer on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 May 2022) by Martina Krämer
Short summary
Winds buffeting the Mt. Everest massif often produce plumes. This systematic study identified plumes from daily observations of real-time, on-line images from a geosynchronous meteorological satellite. The corresponding meteorological data were used with a cloud-forming model to show the plumes were composed, depending on the temperature, of droplets, crystals or both. They were not composed of resuspended snow, which is a common belief. We estimated the plumes may produce significant snowfall.
Final-revised paper