Direct observations of a Mt Everest snowstorm from the world’s highest surface-based radar observations
journal contributionposted on 15.12.2020, 16:12 by L Baker Perry, Sandra Yuter, Tom Matthews, Patrick Wagnon, Arbindra Khadka, Deepak Aryal, Dibas Shrestha, Alex Tait, Matthew Miller, Alex O'Neil, Spencer Rhodes, Inka Koch, Tenzing Sherpa, Subash Tuladhar, Saraju Baidya, Sandra Elvin, Aurora Elmore, Ananta Gajurel, Paul Mayewski
This paper details the world’s highest surface-based vertically pointing radar observations from Nepal’s Everest Base Camp during a snowstorm on 17 April 2019. The radar echo extended higher than the summit of Mt. Everest at times and indicated turbulence and environments favorable for riming. The observed precipitation and velocity structures are similar to those observed in other mountainous areas and suggest that satellite-based remote sensing of snowstorms can utilize assumptions of similar structures across a range of elevations.
National Science Foundation through Grants AGS-1347179 and AGS-1905736.
French Service d’Observation GLACIOCLIM (part of IR OZCAR).
Labex OSUG@2020 (Investissements d’avenir – ANR10 LABX56).
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