Regional-scale GIS-models for assessment of hazards from glacier lake outbursts : evaluation and application in the Swiss Alps

  title={Regional-scale GIS-models for assessment of hazards from glacier lake outbursts : evaluation and application in the Swiss Alps},
  author={Christian Haeberli Huggel and Andreas K{\"a}{\"a}b and Wilfried Haeberli and Bernard Krummenacher},
Debris flows triggered by glacier lake outbursts have repeatedly caused disasters in various high-mountain regions of the world. Accelerated change of glacial and periglacial environments due to atmospheric warming and increased anthropogenic development in most of these areas raise the need for an adequate hazard assessment and corresponding modelling. The purpose of this paper is to pro-vide a modelling approach which takes into account the current evolution of the glacial environment and… CONTINUE READING


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