Posts Tagged ‘ Glacial lake outburst flood ’

GLOF Part 2-Call For Innovations

Aug 15th, 2011 | By
Imja Glacial Lake




Pabitra Mukhopadhyay: When it becomes clear that the increasing risk of GLOFs is the outcome of a global trend in climate change and when it is known that the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region has far too many retreating glaciers leaving far too many glacial lakes that may turn into GLOFs, two realities emerge:  No single

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GLOF Part 1– A Threat Present And Real: Indian Summary

Aug 9th, 2011 | By
Pabitra Mukhopadhyay




Pabitra Mukhopadhyay: On August 4, 1985 the Dig Tsho (Tsho-lake), in the western section of the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Khumbu Himal, Nepal breached the moraine releasing 8 million cubic meters of water that rushed downstream. The lake burst destroyed the Namche Small Hydel Project on its wake and claimed 5 lives. The world

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