Avalanche Current Affairs, GK & News

Avalanche or snowslide is an event in which a cohesive mass of snow slides loosens from the underlying layer, fractures and moves down a slope. Mechanical failure is a major trigger for avalanches. As the snow moves downslope, it gains in volume, mass and speed as it collects more snow en route. Avalanches are a natural hazard in mountainous regions. The recent flooding in Uttarakhand is being speculated to be triggered by an avalanche in the region a few days ago.

What is Glacial Lake Outburst Flood?

Recently, a massive glacier burst occurred at Chamoli in Uttarakhand. The exact reason for the burst is not yet known. But the incident has brought the focus again to the dangers of climate change.  This incident is also being seen as the Glacial Lake Outburst flood. Glacial Lake Outburst Flood A type of the outburst ..

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