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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1991)

Document title

A giant avalanche on K2 mount, Karakorum

published at : Tibet and High-Asia. Results of the Sino-German joint expeditions (II)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SHEN YONGPING ;

Abstract

On September 16th, 1986, an ice avalanche from a hanging glacier near the K2 peak at 7 800 m, Karakorum, triggered a massive avalanche of ice and snow. Ice and snow, impacting on the path, formed a dust cloud at the advancing tip. On the basis of field observations and measurements, topography and weather, conditions of the avalanche formation are analyzed. It could have been one of the largest avalanches ever recorded, causing danger for mountaineering and expedition activities in this area

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1991, vol. 25, no 2-3 [pp. 249-254]

Bibliographic references : 5 réf.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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