The Glacial Lake Outburst Prone Regions of the Himalaya

Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) are related to global warming. As the temperatures in the Himalaya soar, the glaciers retreat during the summer, leaving behind water filled, moraine dammed, precarious lakes holding huge amounts of water in a very unstable geomorphology. GLOFs have been known to occur in different parts of the world. In 1941, … Continue reading The Glacial Lake Outburst Prone Regions of the Himalaya