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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project • 2002-15-NMY, 2003-05-NMY, 2004-03-CMY

Inventory of Glaciers and Glacial Lakes and the Identification of Potential Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Affected by Global Warming in the Mountains of India, Pakistan and China/Tibet Autonomous Region

The GLOFs often have catastrophic effects. Several GLOF events have been documented in the HKH region causing loss of life and property. An inventory of glaciers and glacial lakes is an important undertaking to get accurate information and knowledge of GLOFs. While the potential GLOF hazards in the region is still unknown, this study will add a database to enhance the ability of researchers, policy-makers and water resource planners as well as to under

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