Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3159-2021
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, Martin Mergili, Adam Emmer, Simon Allen, Anming Bao, Hao Guo, and Markus Stoffel

Viewed

Total article views: 5,044 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
3,020 1,942 82 5,044 276 50 68
  • HTML: 3,020
  • PDF: 1,942
  • XML: 82
  • Total: 5,044
  • Supplement: 276
  • BibTeX: 50
  • EndNote: 68
Views and downloads (calculated since 29 Jan 2021)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 29 Jan 2021)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 5,044 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 4,806 with geography defined and 238 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Latest update: 14 Apr 2024
Download
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.