As global temperatures increase, questions regarding how to sustainably manage and steward lands recently exposed by glacier retreat are arising. In response, a team of researchers has proposed an international framework that could address these questions while empowering local adaptations around the world.
glacial lake outburst floods Archives - State of the Planet
Searing and unprecedented heat early in the year triggered a glacier lake outburst flood in Pakistan, destroying a bridge important for domestic tourism and international trade.
A peculiar seismic signal was the first indication of a gigantic landslide and subsequent tsunami in the remote mountains of British Columbia. It detected what may be a growing climate-related threat.
A recent study illustrates how low-status residents are left behind at the frontlines of worsening glacial flooding.
A new study maps the world’s glacierized volcanoes and could help predict the dangers of future glaciovolcanism.
Flood reconstruction in Patagonia allows for enhanced scientific understanding of glacier lake outburst floods, which are a major threat in mountain communities.
A new study finds that real-time monitoring of ground motion could have detected a sudden and catastrophic flood in Bhutan five hours before it destroyed a village.
Focusing on ice loss, glacier hazards, and water variability due to climate change, a new study highlights challenges for communities in Peru’s mountain cryosphere systems.
Monitoring and data suggest the next eruption of the glacial volcano could be anywhere from days away to within the next year. Grímsvötn last erupted in 2011.
Glacial flooding is never predictable, but Juneau’s response has become reliably routine, thanks to scientific research and partnerships with government.