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TC | Volume 12, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 12, 1195-1209, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1195-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 12, 1195-1209, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1195-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 09 Apr 2018

Research article | 09 Apr 2018

Climate change and the global pattern of moraine-dammed glacial lake outburst floods

Stephan Harrison et al.
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Most mountain glaciers have receded throughout the last century in response to global climate change. This recession produces a range of natural hazards including glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). We have produced the first global inventory of GLOFs associated with the failure of moraine dams and show, counterintuitively, that these have reduced in frequency over recent decades. In this paper we explore the reasons for this pattern.
Most mountain glaciers have receded throughout the last century in response to global climate...
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