Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1373–1393, 2018
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1373–1393, 2018

Research article 17 May 2018

Research article | 17 May 2018

Dynamics of avalanche-generated impulse waves: three-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations and sensitivity analysis

Rachel E. Chisolm and Daene C. McKinney

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This paper studies the lake dynamics for avalanche-triggered glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range in Ancash, Peru. Lake Palcacocha is used as a case study to analyze the upper watershed processes that typically comprise a GLOF event, specifically the lake dynamics when an avalanche produces a large displacement wave that might overtop and erode the lake-damming moraine.
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