glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), permafrost melting, climate change, risk reduction measures
- Dhananjay Regmi, Director, The Himalayan Research Center, Nepal
- Teiji Watanabe, Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
Hazards related to glaciers and permafrost give threats to human lives and properties worldwide. This session invites presentations to discuss a wide range of glacier and permafrost hazards. These include state-of-the-art methodologies both in the field and in the laboratory, including various types of remotely sensed technologies, uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) application, GIS presentation, geophysical surveying; traditional field observations and repeat photography; case studies on glacier-related and permafrost-related hazardous events, including GLOF, ice and/or rock avalanche, debris flow, and flush flood; and GLOF risk assessment and assessment modeling, risk reduction measures. This session focuses on the issues in the Himalayas and other parts of high mountains in Asia; however, this session also welcomes presentations from the other parts of the world.