Articles | Volume 74, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-74-125-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-74-125-2019
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28 Mar 2019
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Glacial lake outburst flood hazard assessment by satellite Earth observation in the Himalayas (Chomolhari area, Bhutan)

Cristian Scapozza, Christian Ambrosi, Massimiliano Cannata, and Tazio Strozzi

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A glacial lake outburst flood hazard assessment by satellite Earth observation and numerical modelling was done for the lakes linked to the Thangothang Chhu glacier, Chomolhari area (Bhutan), combining detailed geomorphological mapping, landslide and rock glacier inventories, as well as surface displacements quantified by satellite InSAR. Outburst scenario modelling revealed that only a flood wave can have an impact on the two human settlements located downslope of the glacier.