Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 14, 2597–2606, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2597-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 2597–2606, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2597-2020

Research article 13 Aug 2020

Research article | 13 Aug 2020

Applying artificial snowfall to reduce the melting of the Muz Taw Glacier, Sawir Mountains

Feiteng Wang et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Mar 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
AR by F. Wang on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Mar 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
RR by Samuel Morin (26 Mar 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (27 Mar 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
AR by F. Wang on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 May 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
RR by Samuel Morin (27 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 May 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
AR by F. Wang on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Jun 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (30 Jun 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (02 Jul 2020) by Xavier Fettweis
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Short summary
How to mitigate the melting of most mountainous glaciers is a disturbing issue for scientists and the public. We chose the Muz Taw Glacier of the Sawir Mountains as our study object. We carried out two artificial precipitation experiments on the glacier to study the role of precipitation in mitigating its melting. The average mass loss from the glacier decreased by over 14 %. We also propose a possible mechanism describing the role of precipitation in mitigating the melting of the glaciers.