Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 15, 3159–3180, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3159-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3159–3180, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3159-2021

Research article 09 Jul 2021

Research article | 09 Jul 2021

The 2020 glacial lake outburst flood at Jinwuco, Tibet: causes, impacts, and implications for hazard and risk assessment

Guoxiong Zheng et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2020-379', Dmitry Petrakov, 01 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Response to referees 1-3', Guoxiong Zheng, 21 Apr 2021
    • AC4: 'Additional Reply', Guoxiong Zheng, 10 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2020-379', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Mar 2021
    • AC3: 'Response to referees 1-3', Guoxiong Zheng, 21 Apr 2021
    • AC5: 'Additional Reply', Guoxiong Zheng, 10 May 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on tc-2020-379', Ashim Sattar, 06 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Response to referees 1-3', Guoxiong Zheng, 21 Apr 2021
    • AC6: 'Additional Reply', Guoxiong Zheng, 10 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 May 2021) by Ketil Isaksen
AR by Guoxiong Zheng on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Jun 2021) by Ketil Isaksen
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Short summary
This paper reports on a recent glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) event that occurred on 26 June 2020 in Tibet, China. We find that this event was triggered by a debris landslide from a steep lateral moraine. As the relationship between the long-term evolution of the lake and its likely landslide trigger revealed by a time series of satellite images, this case provides strong evidence that it can be plausibly linked to anthropogenic climate change.