Brief Communications: Observations of a Glacier Outburst Flood from Lhotse Glacier, Everest Area, Nepal (2016)

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Glacier outburst floods with origins from Lhotse Glacier, located in the Everest region of Nepal, have occurred during the transitional early monsoon season in each of the last two years. The most recent event was witnessed by the investigators on 12 June 2016. Observations regarding the magnitude of the 2016 outburst flood and a reconstruction of the flood path immediately following the event are presented. These observations highlight the lack of existing knowledge regarding these glacier hazards and provide valuable insight to help spur future investigations.
Year: 2016
Language: English
In: The Cryosphere Discuss., 2016 : 1-10 p.

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