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Glacial Lake Outburst Flood

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) refers to the glacier floods caused by the drainage of naturally dammed lakes in the glacier, on or at the margin of glaciers. Glacial lakes form when a glacier retreats, leaving the debris mass at the end of the glacier – the end moraine – exposed.  The moraine wall can ..

ISRO released Images of Uttarakhand Glacier Burst

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the first images of the glacier burst that happened in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The glacial burst has so far caused 32 lives. After the incident, more than hundred people are still missing. Highlights The satellite images show that flash floods were reported in Rishi Ganga ..

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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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