Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 15, 4145–4163, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4145-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4145–4163, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4145-2021

Research article 30 Aug 2021

Research article | 30 Aug 2021

Controls of outbursts of moraine-dammed lakes in the greater Himalayan region

Melanie Fischer et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Apr 2021) by Tobias Bolch
AR by Melanie Fischer on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Apr 2021) by Tobias Bolch
RR by Adam Emmer (06 May 2021)
RR by Holger Frey (19 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Jun 2021) by Tobias Bolch
AR by Melanie Fischer on behalf of the Authors (10 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Jun 2021) by Tobias Bolch
AR by Melanie Fischer on behalf of the Authors (28 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Jul 2021) by Tobias Bolch
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Short summary
Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) in the greater Himalayan region threaten local communities and infrastructure. We assess this hazard objectively using fully data-driven models. We find that lake and catchment area, as well as regional glacier-mass balance, credibly raised the susceptibility of a glacial lake in our study area to produce a sudden outburst. However, our models hardly support the widely held notion that rapid lake growth increases GLOF susceptibility.