Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3455–3475, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3455-2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3455–3475, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3455-2016

Research article 31 Aug 2016

Research article | 31 Aug 2016

A new remote hazard and risk assessment framework for glacial lakes in the Nepal Himalaya

David R. Rounce et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (28 Jul 2016) by Wouter Buytaert
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ED: Publish as is (09 Aug 2016) by Wouter Buytaert
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Short summary
Glacial lake outburst floods pose a significant threat to downstream communities and infrastructure as they rapidly unleash stored lake water. Nepal is home to many potentially dangerous glacial lakes, yet a holistic understanding of the hazards faced by these lakes is lacking. This study develops a framework using remotely sensed data to investigate the hazards and risks associated with each glacial lake and discusses how this assessment may help inform future management actions.