Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Research article
23 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 23 Aug 2022

Estimating return intervals for extreme climate conditions related to winter disasters and livestock mortality in Mongolia

Masahiko Haraguchi, Nicole Davi, Mukund Palat Rao, Caroline Leland, Masataka Watanabe, and Upmanu Lall


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-258', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Masahiko Haraguchi, 25 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-258', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Masahiko Haraguchi, 25 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (07 Jan 2022) by Bart van den Hurk
AR by Masahiko Haraguchi on behalf of the Authors (19 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Feb 2022) by Bart van den Hurk
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 May 2022) by Bart van den Hurk
AR by Masahiko Haraguchi on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Mass livestock mortality during severe winters (dzud in Mongolian) is a compound event. Summer droughts are a precondition for dzud. We estimate the return levels of relevant variables: summer drought conditions and minimum winter temperature. The result shows that the return levels of drought conditions vary over time. Winter severity, however, is constant. We link climatic factors to socioeconomic impacts and draw attention to the need for index insurance.
Final-revised paper