Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2017

Publication Title

The Cryosphere

ISSN

1994-0424

Volume

11

Issue

1

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-443-2017

Abstract

Glacier outburst floods with origins from Lhotse Glacier, located in the Everest region of Nepal, occurred on 25 May 2015 and 12 June 2016. The most recent event was witnessed by investigators, which provided unique insights into the magnitude, source, and triggering mechanism of the flood. The field assessment and satellite imagery analysis following the event revealed that most of the flood water was stored englacially and that the flood was likely triggered by dam failure. The flood's peak discharge was estimated to be 210 m3 s−1.

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