Journal cover Journal topic
Geographica Helvetica
Journal topic

Journal metrics

CiteScore value: 1.8
CiteScore
1.8
SNIP value: 0.879
SNIP0.879
IPP value: 0.79
IPP0.79
SJR value: 0.404
SJR0.404
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 17
Scimago H
index
17
h5-index value: 13
h5-index13
Download
Short summary
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.
GH | Articles | Volume 74, issue 1
Geogr. Helv., 74, 125–139, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-74-125-2019

Special issue: Different approaches to landform monitoring

Geogr. Helv., 74, 125–139, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-74-125-2019

Standard article 28 Mar 2019

Standard article | 28 Mar 2019

Glacial lake outburst flood hazard assessment by satellite Earth observation in the Himalayas (Chomolhari area, Bhutan)

Cristian Scapozza et al.

Related authors

Kinematic observations of the mountain cryosphere using in-situ GNSS instruments
Jan Beutel, Andreas Biri, Ben Buchli, Alessandro Cicoira, Reynald Delaloye, Reto Da Forno, Isabelle Gaertner-Roer, Stephan Gruber, Tonio Gsell, Andreas Hasler, Roman Lim, Phillipe Limpach, Raphael Mayoraz, Matthias Meyer, Jeannette Noetzli, Marcia Phillips, Eric Pointner, Hugo Raetzo, Cristian Scapoza, Tazio Strozzi, Lothar Thiele, Andreas Vieli, Daniel Vonder Mühll, Samuel Weber, and Vanessa Wirz
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-176,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-176, 2021
Preprint under review for ESSD
Short summary
Investigation on protalus ramparts in the Swiss Alps
C. Scapozza
Geogr. Helv., 70, 135–139, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-70-135-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-70-135-2015, 2015
Short summary
Improvements in 3-D digital mapping for geomorphological and Quaternary geological cartography
C. Ambrosi and C. Scapozza
Geogr. Helv., 70, 121–133, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-70-121-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-70-121-2015, 2015
Short summary

Related subject area

Physical Geography
Assessing hillslope sediment generation potential by tree throw: a preliminary field study along a small river valley in the Jura Mountains, northwest Switzerland
Philip Greenwood, Jan Bauer, and Nikolaus J. Kuhn
Geogr. Helv., 76, 319–333, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-76-319-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-76-319-2021, 2021
Short summary
Reconstruction and actual trends of landslide activities in Bruust–Haltiwald, Horw, canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
Philippe Burkhalter, Markus Egli, and Holger Gärtner
Geogr. Helv., 74, 93–103, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-74-93-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-74-93-2019, 2019
Short summary
Monitoring the crisis of a rock glacier with repeated UAV surveys
Sebastián Vivero and Christophe Lambiel
Geogr. Helv., 74, 59–69, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-74-59-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-74-59-2019, 2019
Regional-scale inventory of periglacial moving landforms connected to the torrential network system
Mario Kummert and Reynald Delaloye
Geogr. Helv., 73, 357–371, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-357-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-357-2018, 2018
Piecing together the Lateglacial advance phases of the Reussgletscher (central Swiss Alps)
Max Boxleitner, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Dagmar Brandova, Marcus Christl, Markus Egli, and Max Maisch
Geogr. Helv., 73, 241–252, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-241-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-241-2018, 2018

Cited articles

Allen, S. K., Linsbauer, A., Randhawa, S. S., Huggel, C., Rana, P., and Kumari, A.: Glacial lake outburst flood risk in Himachal Pradesh, India: an integrative and anticipatory approach considering current and future threat, Nat. Hazards, 84, 1741–1763, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-016-2511-x, 2016. 
Ambrosi, C. and Scapozza, C.: Improvements in 3-D digital mapping for geomorphological and Quaternary geological cartography, Geogr. Helv., 70, 121–133, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-70-121-2015, 2015. 
Ambrosi, C., Strozzi, T., Scapozza, C., and Wegmüller, U.: Landslide hazard assessment in the Himalayas (Nepal and Bhutan) based on Earth-Observation data, Eng. Geol., 237, 217–228, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2018.02.020, 2018. 
Bamler, R. and Hartl, P.: Synthetic aperture radar interferometry, Inverse Probl., 14, R1–R54, 1998. 
Bælum, K. and Benn, D. I.: Thermal structure and drainage system of a small valley glacier (Tellbreen, Svalbard), investigated by ground penetrating radar, The Cryosphere, 5, 139–149, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-5-139-2011, 2011. 
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
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.
Citation