Modelling Chorabari Lake outburst flood, Kedarnath, India

  title={Modelling Chorabari Lake outburst flood, Kedarnath, India},
  author={Mohammd Rafiq and Shakil Ahmad Romshoo and Anoop Kumar Mishra and Faizan Jalal},
  journal={Journal of Mountain Science},
In this study, the Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) that occurred over Kedarnath in June 2013 was modeled using integrated observations from the field and Remote Sensing (RS). The lake breach parameters such as area, depth, breach, and height have been estimated from the field observations and Remote Sensing (RS) data. A number of modelling approaches, including Snow Melt Runoff Model (SRM), Modified Single Flow model (MSF), Watershed Management System (WMS), Simplified Dam Breach Model… 

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