Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 16, 1333–1340, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1333-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 1333–1340, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-1333-2022
Brief communication
12 Apr 2022
Brief communication | 12 Apr 2022

Brief communication: An approximately 50 Mm3 ice-rock avalanche on 22 March 2021 in the Sedongpu valley, southeastern Tibetan Plateau

Chuanxi Zhao et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-306', Adrien Gilbert, 01 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-306', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Feb 2022) by Tobias Bolch
AR by Wei Yang on behalf of the Authors (02 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Feb 2022) by Tobias Bolch
AR by Wei Yang on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Feb 2022) by Tobias Bolch
Short summary
On 22 March 2021, a ~ 50 Mm 3 ice-rock avalanche occurred from 6500 m a.s.l. in the Sedongpu basin, southeastern Tibet. It caused temporary blockage of the Yarlung Tsangpo river, a major tributary of the Brahmaputra. We utilize field investigations, high-resolution satellite imagery, seismic records, and meteorological data to analyse the evolution of the 2021 event and its impact, discuss potential drivers, and briefly reflect on implications for the sustainable development of the region.