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Comments on Kumar et al. (2023), Evidence of Strain Accumulation and Coupling Variation in the Himachal Region of NW Himalaya From Short Term Geodetic Measurements. Tectonics https://doi.org/10.1029/2022TC007690.
  • Tejpal Singh,
  • CP Rajendran
Tejpal Singh
CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation

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CP Rajendran
JN Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
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Kumar et al. (2023) in their article discuss and highlight the complexities involved in the comparison of long-term and short-term ongoing deformation in the Northwest Himalaya and their influence over the topographic evolution of the region. Their observations that rely largely on the GNSS geodetic results (Kumar et al., 2023) have also been the basis of conclusions presented in a companion paper by Malik et al., 2023a. The conclusions presented in the latter-mentioned paper have been questioned in a rejoinder by Singh and Rajendran (2023) and defended by Malik et al. (2023b). Below we present pointwise inconsistencies in the present study (Kumar et al., 2023) and the conclusions presented therein. We present our differing observations of the two segments of the fault system called the ‘Khetpurali-Taksal’ Fault (KTF-1 and KTF-2), as discussed in the paper by Kumar et al. (2023)
08 Nov 2023Submitted to ESS Open Archive
08 Nov 2023Published in ESS Open Archive