Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594


A Survey of the Cause and Effects of Mountain Ridge “Black Wind” in a Five Year Period to Save Mountaineers

Sepehri J, Zareie P, Ashkeshi K and Anjafi S

This paper is the first of its kind about a specific kind of gusty wind, named “Black Wind”, which blows over Iranian mountain ridges which has claimed mountaineering victims who have been trapped in these situations, every year, especially in February to April. Black Wind is experienced by mountain climbers at ridge level when hiking across a crest to a peak. This phenomenon is a serious concern for climbers.