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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The causes and mechanisms of moraine-dammed lake failures in the Cordillera Blanca, North American Cordillera, and Himalayas

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EMMER A. ; COCHACHIN A. ;

Abstract

The first part of this paper summarises the causes and mechanisms of moraine-dammed lake failures through a review of the scientific literature and unpublished reports. The second part compares the historical moraine-dammed lake failures within three regions between 1900 and 2009: the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, the North American Cordillera, and the Himalayas. In the North American Cordillera and Himalayas moraine dam failures occur exclusively during the summer season while in the Cordillera Blanca they are more evenly distributed with the exception of the dry season. This reflects the general climatic setting of each of the study regions. - (EN)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Acta universitatis carolinae. Geographica / ISSN 0300-5402 / CODEN AUCGBZ

Editor : Universita Karlova, Praha - TCHECOSLOVAQUIE (1966)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 48, no2 [pp. 5-15]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 2 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8423 M

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