Modeling evolution of Imja Lake, risk of GLOF, and mitigation strategies

Period: 2010-2015

Research involved: melt models, flood models, field measurements on debris covered glacier, lake and terminal moraine (bathymetry surveys, GPR surveys, debris thickness and temperature, ablation stakes, etc.), and satellite imagery analysis 

  • People: David Rounce (PhD student), Marcelo Somos (PhD student), Daene McKinney (Advisor/Professor)
  • Institute: University of Texas at Austin
  • Funding: USAID High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP) Program
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