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Inventory of glaciers, glacial lakes, and glacial lake outburst floods

Pradeep Mool

Inventory of glaciers, glacial lakes, and glacial lake outburst floods

monitoring and early warning systems in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region, Nepal

by Pradeep Mool

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Published by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Mountain Environment and Natural Resources" Information Systems in Kathmandu, Nepal .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Himalaya Mountains Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Glaciers -- Himalaya Mountains Region.,
    • Glacial lakes -- Himalaya Mountains Region.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPradeep K. Mool, Samjwal R. Bajracharya, Sharad P. Joshi.
      ContributionsBajracharya, Samjwal R., Joshi, Sharad P., International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development. Mountain Environment and Natural Resources" Information System.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGB2559.H56 M66 2001
      The Physical Object
      Pagination363 p. :
      Number of Pages363
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4003636M
      ISBN 109291153311
      LC Control Number2001357179

        More than new glacial lakes have formed in Bhutan since the last inventory was taken in by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development. Glacial lake outburst floods, or GLOFs as they are commonly referred to, are the target of a monitoring project run by the UNEP throughout the Himalayas and Hindu Kush range of Central. Bhutanese territory contains some glaciers and 2, glacial lakes and subsidiary lakes, out of which 25 pose a risk of GLOFs. The vast number of glaciers in Bhutan are classed as "valley" and "mountain glaciers," although significant numbers of "ice apron," and "niche glacier" types also exist.: F Some glacial lakes, such as Thorthormi Lake in Lunana Gewog, are not a single bodies of. This paper presents documentation of glacier retreat and the forming of glacial lakes in the Cordillera of Apolobamba over the last 35 years. In addition, the risk potential of glacial lake outburst floods and the risk awareness of the local population will be analysed in relation to park management options, and ideas outlined for more detailed.


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Inventory of glaciers, glacial lakes, and glacial lake outburst floods by Pradeep Mool Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lakes, creating a potential danger from glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). Most lakes have formed during the second half of the 20th century. Glaciers in the Mount Everest (Sagamartha) region, Nepal, are retreating at an average rate of 10–59ma–1.

From toLumding and Imja Glaciers. This publication contains the results of a detailed inventory of glaciers and glacial lakes, and of potential or actual glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) sites, in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region in Bhutan.

The methods used to identify these glaciers and glacial lakes are described. A brief review of the causes and effects of known GLOF events in Bhutan is by:   Lake outburst floods (see the section “Glacial Lake Outburst Floods”) are considered to be a specific evolutionary pattern that may occur never, once, or repeatedly during the evolution of the lake (Carrivick & Tweed, ; Duissaillant et al., ; Kropáček et al., ), while various subtypes of glacial lakes (see Figure 1) are Cited by: 3.

An inventory of historical glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalayas based on remote sensing observations and geomorphological analysis Article (PDF Available) in Geomorphology February.

Inventory of Glaciers, Glacial Lakes and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods, Monitoring and Early Warning Systems in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region: Nepal By PK. Mool, S.R. Bajracharya, and S.P Joshi. Kathmandu, Nepal: Inter-national Centre for Integrated Moun-tain Development (ICIMOD), Developed Countries US$; Developing Countries US$.

The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key hub for trade, is susceptible to glacial lake outburst floods. The distributions and types of glacial lakes in the CPEC are not well documented.

In this study, cloud-free imagery acquired using the Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager during – was used to delineate the extent of glacial lakes in the mountainous terrain of the CPEC. The Bolivian Andes have experienced sustained and widespread glacier mass loss in recent glacial lakes.

Glacier recession has been accompanied by the development of proglacial lakes, which pose a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) risk to downstream communities and infrastructure. Previous research has identified three potentially dangerous glacial lakes in the Bolivian Andes, but no attempt Cited by: 3.

The paper concerns ice dams and glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) in the Karakoram. Some events are identified, including 30 major disasters. Large downstream populations and major infrastructure are threatened.

Risk factors differ from recent reports of other Himalayan GLOFs associated with glacier recession and global by: 5.

Strandline Lake is one of the largest ice-dammed lakes (called “jokulhlaups”) in North America. It lies about 70 miles West of Anchorage, just above Beluga Lake. Little-explored rivers draining the foothills of the Tordrillo Mountains flow into its upper end.

At the bottom, the lake moats up against a lobe of the massive Triumvirate Glacier. Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in Nepal and Switzer-land – New Threats Due to Climate Change The acronym GLOF is used for glacier floods caused by the drainage of naturally dammed lakes in the glacier, on or at the margin of glaciers.

GLOFs are not a new phenomenon but with the worldwide receding of glaciers and. Glacier and Glacial Lake Inventory of Bhutan using ALOS (Daichi) Data there are numerous lakes in the vicinity of glaciers. These glacial lakes impose potential risks for sudden outbursts and consequent floods.

This type of flooding event is referred to as a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), which occurs frequently enough in the Himalayan. Sudden breaching of these can result in the discharge of huge amounts of water and debris -- a glacial lake outburst flood or GLOF -- often with catastrophic effects is still no detailed inventory of glaciers and glacial lakes, of GLOF events or of potential GLOF sites, and glacial lake outburst floods book the HKH region.

Mool, P.K et al (b), Inventory of Glaciers, Glacial Lakes and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods, Monitoring and Early Warning Systems in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region: Bhutan, ICIMOD & UNEP RRC-AP Shrestha, A.B.; Wake, C.P.; Mayewski, P.A.; Dibb, J.E. () “Maximum Temperature Trends in the Himalaya and its Vicinity: An Analysis Based on.

Sudden breaching of these can result in the discharge of huge amounts of water and debris -- a glacial lake outburst flood or GLOF -- often with catastrophic effects downstream.

There is still no detailed inventory of glaciers and glacial lakes, of GLOF events or of potential GLOF sites, in the HKH region.

The ICIMOD inventory of glaciers, glacial lakes and identification of potential GLOFs affected by global warming in the mountains of India, Pakistan and China/Tibet Autonomous Region, states that Teesta River basin has glaciers with the glacier area of about sq km.

There are glacial lakes and 14 of them are potentially dangerous. Glacial Lake inventory of the HKH Region. HKH region when loss of lives and properties had occurred due to glacial lakes outburst floods (GLOFs) caused by breaching of moraine dams damming the lakes. there glacial lakes mapped during the inventory preparation which covered an area of about 4, sq.

km in the region. Glacial lakes are not only the important refresh water resources in alpine region, but also act as a trigger of many glacial hazards such as glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) and debris flow.

Therefore, glacial lakes play an important role on the cryosphere, climate change and alpine hazards. In this paper, the issues of glacial lake were systematically discussed, then from the view of Cited by: 4.

“Any remaining trees were bent and twisted, and boulders the size of cars were scattered across the flood plain.” Perhaps twice in the last few years, a 2-kilometer-long lake farther up the valley had unleashed a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF): a Cited by: 2.

Floods caused due to outbursts of such lakes, known as Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods (GLOFs), are a subject of concern in the Sikkim Himalayan region as several lakes. I nventory of glaciers, glacial lakes and glacial lake outburst floods: monitoring and early warning systems in the Hindu Kush–Himalayan region, Nepal.

Kathmandu, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development with United Nations Environment Programme/ Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the by:   Melting glaciers are increasing Himalayan glacial lakes and potentially the risk of outburst floods.

An advanced automated algorithm identifies glacial lake outburst floods Cited by: 9. Abstract Glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs) have claimed numerous lives and have inflicted high costs in destroyed infrastructure and property in Nepal. Studies on GLOFs in Nepal have so far concentrated on an inventory of glacier lakes, documentation of previous GLOFs and largely qualitative descriptions of glacier lake properties.

The strategyCited by: 5. Introduction. Glacial lakes are a significant component of many glacierised environments and their development can be indirectly linked to long-term climatic changes (Richardson and Reynolds, ; Gardelle et al., ; Emmer et al., ).Over recent decades, the number and size of glacial lakes in mountain regions has increased in response to widespread glacier retreat and thinning Cited by: inventory of glaciers and glacial lakes, and identification of potential sites for glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region (ICIMOD ).

A glacial lake inventory for Nepal and Bhutan was started in and for selected basins in China, India and Pakistan were started in (Mool et al., ; ICIMOD ). Sudden discharge of large volumes of water from them – or Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) – are known to cause havoc downstream.

The Himalayan region has been witness to many such flash floods in the past – the Jammu and Kashmir deluge, the Kinnaur valley floods in Himachal Pradesh and the Kedarnath outburst in. The glacial lakes are classified on the basis of their position relative to the glacier and the damming mechanism, e.g.

pro glacier, en glacier, sub glacier, supra glacier and moraine‐dammed lakes (Salerno et al., ; Zhang et al., ). Inthe International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) published an inventory Author: Muhammad Amin, Dilshad Bano, Sher S.

Hassan, Muhammad A. Goheer, Aftab A. Khan, Mobushir R. Khan, Sy. Glacial Lake And Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Glacial dammed lakes are formed by accumulation of water from the melting of Snow and Ice cover and by blockage of end moraines.

A glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) can occur when a lake contained by a glacier File Size: 7MB. Glacial lake outburst floods, GLOFs for short, are expected to increase in frequency over time as global temperatures warm.

These floods can be very sudden, fast-flowing, and powerful enough to form their own seismic carry water, rocks, trees, and debris down valleys, destroying homes and sometimes killing people and livestock.

The Himalayan states, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, are surrounded by about potentially dangerous glacial lakes formed by glacial melt, but till date no early warning system is in place to evacuate people in case these lakes breach their thin walls of debris and loose soil, a phenomenon known as glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF).

SUMMARY’OF’THE’GLACIAL’LAKE’HANDBOOK’. The(standard(methodology(for(managing(lakes(is(as(follows:(. Basic(research:(!• Create!an!inventory!of!glacial. The source of these floating ice chunks would have been the glacial lobe in Purcell Valley, the Lake Missoula ice dams, and alpine glaciers on the Lake Missoula shoreline.

David Alt describes many interesting Lake Missoula features in his book - Glacial Lake Missoula and its Humongous Floods.

It is a peaceful experience to walk near the glacial lake near Colonia Glacier, one of several prominent glacier lakes in Patagonia, Chile. The breeze on the lake helps you relax as you look out on the distant glaciers.

In such a tranquil setting, it is hard to imagine that a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOFs) could pose a threat to the area. Location. Glacial Lakes SnoBear, th Street, Sisseton, South Dakota The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key hub for trade, is susceptible to glacial lake outburst floods.

The distributions and types of glacial lakes in the CPEC are not well documented. Inventory of Glaciers, Glacial Lakes and the Identification of Potential Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Affected by Global Warming in the Mountains of India, Pakistan and China/Tibet Autonomous Region Final report for APN project CMY-Campbell J.

A glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) is a type of outburst flood that occurs when the dam containing a glacial lake fails. An event similar to a GLOF, where a body of water contained by a glacier melts or overflows the glacier, is called a dam can consist of glacier ice or a terminal e can happen due to erosion, a buildup of water pressure, an avalanche of rock or.

systematic inventory of glacial lakes using high-resolution satellite data and in situ field survey is rec-ommended and adaptation measures like early warn-ing systems and mitigation measures are required in potential GLOF areas.

Keywords: Glacial lakes, hazard assessment, outburst floods, remote sensing. () warned of the potential for glacier lake outburst floods [GLOFs (or jökulhlaups)] in the Lunana area and documented his report with excellent photographs of glaciers and glacial lakes.

The report by Gansser () prompted interest in the glaciers and glacialFile Size: 8MB. The scientists did conclude a lagged time response when it comes to glacial lake outburst floods and climate change, with outburst flood frequency actually decreasing in recent decades since “We suggest that outburst floods will become more frequent in response to contemporary warming, but that there is a lag built into the system.

Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) are great hazard for the downstream communities in context of changing climatic conditions in the glaciated region of Pakistan. The remote sensing data of Landsat ETM+ was utilized for the identification of glacial lakes susceptible to posing GLOF hazard in Karakoram Range.

Overall, glacial lakes are. Research revealed that 85 new glacial lakes formed between to in the Sikkim Himalaya region alone. The growth of glacial lakes can increase the risk of flooding in nearby valleys.

“Glacial lake outburst floods” occur when runoff water suddenly breaks through the rocks, sediment, and soil that naturally dam the lake. These.The Himalaya region encompasses thousands of glaciers, so glacial lake outburst floods like that summer torrent are a perennial problem.

Glacial lake outburst floods occur when large bodies.Glacial lakes included in the inventory are bodies of water that lay between the terminus of the mother glacier and the Little Ice Age moraine.

Lakes located within 2 km of the Little Ice Age moraine down-valley are also included to take into account a possible flooding event with multiple lakes being involved.