The September 2002 Kolka Glacier catastrophe in north Ossetia, Russian Federation: Evidence and analysis (2004)

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In high mountain regions, a number of natural catastrophes are related to glaciers, eg, outbursts of glacier-dammed lakes or interglacial water reservoirs, glaciers destroyed by volcanic eruptions, and various types of glacier surges. But the glacier catastrophe in 2002 in the North Caucasus was a rare phenomenon resulting from a combination of a glacier surge and a high-speed ice-water-stone mudflow. The latter’s scale and particular nature makes it a unique phenomenon worldwide.
Year: 2004
Language: English
In: Mountain Research and Development, Vol 24, No 1, Feb 2004, Page 78-87:,



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