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Formation of glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF risk assessment

Formation of glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF risk assessment

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Published by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJack D. Lves, Rajendra B. Shrestha, and Pradeep K. Mool
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p.
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24540637M
LC Control Number2010319000

the Hindu Kush–Himalayas and GLOF Risk s, D.N., Climatic warming, glacier recession and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, runoff from Alpine basins after the Little Ice Age maximum.   Research Insights on Climate Change and Water Resources Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayas Table 3: Dependence on imported surface water Country Incoming waters as a percentage of the total annual renewable water resources 7 uses, the withdrawals have been projected to increase much more quickly – at an average annual rate of % for.

  The accelerated glacier melting is expected to increase the formation of glacial lakes and may exacerbate various water-induced natural hazards such as Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), increasing the susceptibility of infrastructure and loss of lives and property (Kaltenborn et al., ; Khanal et al., ).Cited by: 1. The basin consists of 29 glacial lakes (ICIMOD, ) of which 9 lakes has been identified as potentially dangerous lakes in terms of GLOF risk in the Chinese part of the basin (Mool et al. ). The river that runs through the basin is also called Poiqu in Tibet.

  Some of the glacial lakes were considered to be potentially dangerous, that is liable to burst out leading to a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). There have been at least 35 GLOF events in Bhutan, China and Nepal during the 20th century (ICIMOD, ). Chapter 12 reveals the GLOF risk and reduction approaches in Pakistan glacial lakes in the upper catchments of major rivers of Pakistan. The chapter finally recommends how to handle GLOF risk and to have safer communities. The country’s vulnerabilities are high due to heavy dependence of its economy on agriculture. However.


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Formation of glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF risk assessment Download PDF EPUB FB2

This report contains an assessment of the threat facing the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region from the recent (posts) and rapid formation of meltwater lakes on the surface or at the end of a large number of the region's glaciers.

There is no doubt that the driving force is the current climate warming. Individual case studies of the catastrophic outburst (glacial lake outburst floods or GLOFs Cited by: “Formation of Glacial Lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF Risk Assessment” by Nepal-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) shows that Hindu Kush-Himalayan region does not have any early flash flood warning system in place despite being surrounded by over 8, glacial lakes, around of them.

This report by ICIMOD contains an assessment of the threat facing the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region from the recent (posts) and rapid formation of meltwater lakes on the surface or at the end of a large number of the region’s glaciers owing to current climate warming.

Individual case studies of the catastrophic outburst (glacial lake outburst floods or GLOFs) from such glacial lakes are. Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) risk reduction through community-based approaches. Snow and glaciers of the himalayas. Formation of glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF.

The increasing trend of thermal variation around the globe has resulted in an accelerated rate of formation of new glacial lakes and thus an increased risk of potential GLOFs.

in this belt can help in effective assessment of the probable risk of GLOFs. Formation of glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush–Himalayas and GLOF risk assessment Cited by: 4.

Kathmandu-based ICIMOD seeks to plug the gap with the definitive tome on glacial lakes and the risk of outburst floods. Formation of Glacial Lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF Risk Assessment was co-authored by three of the world's specialists on glacial lakes: Jack.

ICIMOD () Formation of glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF risk assessment. In: Ives JD, Shrestha RB, Mool PK (eds) International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu Google ScholarAuthor: Anil K.

Lohani, Sanjay K. Jain, Raj D. Singh. A glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) is a phenomenon that is widely known by researchers because such an event can wreak havoc on the natural environment as well as on manmade infrastructure.

Therefore, a GLOF risk assessment is necessary, especially within river basins with hydropower plants, and may lead to a tremendous amount of socioeconomic loss if not done.

However, due to the subjective Author: Rana Muhammad Ali Washakh, Ningsheng Chen, Tao Wang, Sundas Almas, Sajid Rashid Ahmad, Mahfuzur Rahm. Introduction. The glacial region of Hindu Kush–Karakoram–Himalaya (HKH) is often referred to as the ‘water tower of Asia’ as it stores large volumes of water in the form of ice and snow and releases water gradually over a long period during the dry seasons (Messerli and Ives, ).Because of observed rapid changes in the high-mountain cryosphere, projections about future Cited by: The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region being seismically active and sensitive to climate change is prone to glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF).

The Lemthang Tsho GLOF breached in the evening of   Ives JD, Shrestha RB, Mool P, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (), Formation of glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF risk assessment, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu Google ScholarCited by: 9.

Ives JD, Shrestha RB, Mool PK () Formation of glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF risk assessment. In: Technical report of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, p 6 Google Scholar. Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Database Project.

Formation of glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF risk assessment. International Centre for Integrated Mountain. A comprehensive glacier–glacial lake inventory was developed for the Bhutan Himalayas based on satellite observations between – and – In total, lakes (covering km2) were delineated between and m a.s.l.

and their relationships to associated glaciers were documented. Using this new inventory, the scale and potential for glacial lake outburst flooding Cited by: 9.

Formation of Glacial Lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF Risk Assessment. Working Report, This report contains an assessment of the threat facing the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region from the recent (posts) and rapid formation of meltwater lakes on the surface or at the end of a large number of the region’s glaciers.

We suggest that Laguna Arkhata and Pelechuco lake represent the greatest risk due to the higher numbers of people who live in the potential flow paths, and hence, these two glacial lakes should be a priority for risk managers.” Read more about GLOF risk in the Bolivian Andes here.

Location of glaciers and potentially dangerous glacial lakes. Project Summary. Members of the lmja Glacial Lake Expedition stand before the towering wall of Lhotse Shar ( m). As many of the larger glaciers have melted in t he Hindu Kush-Himalaya.

A warming planet has caused glacial melt to increase in regions like northwest India, leading to the formation of more glacial lakes since the s, according to NASA. With the increased number of glacial lakes located in the Ladakh region, the risk for glacial outburst flood rises, as stated by Worni et al.

Given the high altitude origins of. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Formation of Glacial Lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and GLOF Risk Assessment. International Hydropower Association The International Hydropower Association (IHA) addresses the role of hydropower in meeting the world’s growing water and energy needs as a clean, renewable and.

Don Easter Brook - Free download as Powerpoint Presentation .ppt), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online.5/5(1). In the last half-century, several glacial lakes have developed in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and Tibetan Himalayas and the phenomenon, generally known as glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), is recognised to be a common problem in Hindu Kush-Himalayan countries such .Final PPT - Free download as Powerpoint Presentation .ppt /.pptx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online.

Formation of Glacial Lakes in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and GLOF Risk Assessment. Uploaded by. nookiez. 7 - CLASS - HOLIDAY HOMEWORK BOOK FOR SUMMER HOLIDAYS (ACADEMIC YEAR ) Uploaded by.Remote sensing-based observations prove to be critical for the monitoring and assessment of cryosphere in the Himalayan region, where routine data collection in mountainous regions is often hampered by highly inaccessible terrain and harsh climatic conditions.

The glacierized region of High Asia is also facing the effects of climate change in the form of rapid melting of glacial ice, creation Cited by: 1.