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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3455-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3455-2016
Research article
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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, Daene C. McKinney, Jonathan M. Lala, Alton C. Byers, and C. Scott Watson

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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.