Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5097–5110, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5097-2018

Special issue: The changing water cycle of the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5097–5110, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5097-2018

Research article 04 Oct 2018

Research article | 04 Oct 2018

Precipitation pattern in the Western Himalayas revealed by four datasets

Hong Li et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Nov 2017) by Ian Holman
AR by Hong LI on behalf of the Authors (13 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jan 2018) by Ian Holman
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (28 Feb 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (05 Apr 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 May 2018) by Ian Holman
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (16 Aug 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (05 Sep 2018) by Ian Holman
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Short summary
Precipitation is a key in the water system and glacier fate in the Great Himalayas region. We examine four datasets of available types in the Western Himalayas and they show very large differences. The differences depend much on the data source and are particularly large in monsoon seasons and high-elevation areas. All the datasets show a trend to wetter summer and drier winter and this trend reveals a tendency towards a high-flow seasonality and an unfavorable condition for glaciers.