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Volume 20, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3455–3475, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3455-2016
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3455–3475, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3455-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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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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.
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