glacial lake


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glacial lake

[¦glā·shəl ′lāk]
(geology)
A lake that exists because of the effects of the glacial period.
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It is estimated that 33 of these glacial lakes are hazardous and likely to result in glacial lake outburst floods.
Ecnec approved the scaling up of the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF-II) Risk Reduction in Northern Pakistan project at a cost of Rs3.
Such floods are known as Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), and occur when a glacial lake dammed by a glacier is inundated beyond its capacity.
CHITRAL -- Speakers at a workshop have said that several villages in the district face potential danger of glacial lake outburst floods.
Zia Hashmi, Global Change Impact Studies Centre said that Climate change is posing a serious threat to the mountain communities of Pakistan and the HKH region, by giving rise to the Glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) hazard.
These include floods, heat waves, glacial lake outburst floods, avalanches and landslides that result in extensive human and material losses.
What we found was the glacial lake that fed Slims River had actually changed its outlet," Shugar said.
This summer although I spent a very enjoyable two weeks in Ljubljana, the capital, I mainly went to Slovenia to visit Bled, a resort town on the glacial Lake Bled at the foothills of the Julian Alps.
It has prominent three mountainous ranges Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindu-Kush which having vulnerable glacial lakes which poses direct threat to low lying community of Gilgit Baltistan in form of glacial lake outburst flooding (GLOF) and flash floods.
There is prediction of heavy rainfall along the Suleman Range and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.
One is to monitor 50 glacial lakes in the Himalayas to deal with situations like glacial lake outburst flood, feared to have taken place in Uttarakhand's Kedarnath in 2013.
Movement and spatial distribution of common carp in a South Dakota glacial lake system: Implications for management and removal.