Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 12, 2883–2900, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2883-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 2883–2900, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2883-2018

Research article 07 Sep 2018

Research article | 07 Sep 2018

Mechanisms leading to the 2016 giant twin glacier collapses, Aru Range, Tibet

Adrien Gilbert et al.

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In Tibet, two glaciers suddenly collapsed in summer 2016 and produced two gigantic ice avalanches, killing nine people. This kind of phenomenon is extremely rare. By combining a detailed modelling study and high-resolution satellite observations, we show that the event was triggered by an increasing meltwater supply in the fine-grained material underneath the two glaciers. Contrary to what is often thought, this event is not linked to a change in the thermal condition at the glacier base.