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Glacier generated floods

Destructive water: water-caused natural disasters, their abatement and control. Proc. international conference, California, 1996

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Abstract

Destructive floods result from drainage of glacier-dammed lakes and sudden release of water stored within glaciers. There is a good basis - both empirical and theoretical - for predicting the magnitude of floods from ice-dammed lakes, although some aspects of flood initiation need to be better understood. In contrast, an understanding of floods resulting from release of internally stored water remains elusive, owing to lack of knowledge of how and where water is stored and to inadequate understanding of the complex physics of the temporally and spatially variable subglacial drainage system.Destructive floods result from drainage of glacier-dammed lakes and sudden release of water stored within glaciers. There is a good basis - both empirical and theoretical - for predicting the magnitude of floods from ice-dammed lakes, although some aspects of flood initiation need to be better understood. In contrast, an understanding of floods resulting from release of internally stored water remains elusive, owing to lack of knowledge of how and where water is stored and to inadequate understanding of the complex physics of the temporally and spatially variable subglacial drainage system.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Glacier generated floods
Series title:
Destructive water: water-caused natural disasters, their abatement and control. Proc. international conference, California, 1996
Issue:
239
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
IAHS; Publication
Publisher location:
239, Wallingford, United Kingdom
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Destructive water: water-caused natural disasters, their abatement and control. Proc. international conference, California, 1996
First page:
107
Last page:
113
Number of Pages:
7
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1996 International Conference on Destructive Water: Water-Caused Natural Disasters, their Abatement and Control
Conference Location:
Anaheim, CA, USA
Conference Date:
24 June 1996 through 28 June 1996