Hazard from Himalayan glacier lake outburst floods

Foto: Oliver Korup
Deposits from a glacial lake outburst flood in the Upper Mustang district, Nepal

Funding agency:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Research Training Group NatRiskChange - Project I4

Funding period:

10/2015 - 09/2018 and ongoing

Project description:

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Cooperation partner:

Foto: Oliver Korup
Deposits from a glacial lake outburst flood in the Upper Mustang district, Nepal

Project-related publications

  • Veh, G., O. Korup, S., and A. Walz (2020). Hazard from Himalayan glacier lake outburst floods. PNAS, 117, 2, 907-912. 
  • Veh, G. (2019): Outburst floods from moraine-dammed lakes in the Himalayas: Detection, frequency, and hazard. Doctoral thesis, University of Potsdam, https://publishup.uni-potsdam.de/43607.
  • Veh, G., O. Korup, S., von Specht, S. Roessner, and A. Walz (2019). Unchanged frequency of moraine-dammed glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalaya. Nature Climate Change, 9, 379-383, dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0437-5.
  • Veh, G., O. Korup, S. Roessner, A. Walz (2018). Detecting Himalayan Glacial Lake Outburst Floods from Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 207, 84-97.

Project webpages

Research training school NatRiskChange:  www.natriskchange.de

PhD project I4: Changing risks from glacial lake outburst floods