Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 813–827, 2018
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 813–827, 2018

Research article 14 Mar 2018

Research article | 14 Mar 2018

GLOFs in the WOS: bibliometrics, geographies and global trends of research on glacial lake outburst floods (Web of Science, 1979–2016)

Adam Emmer

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Short summary
This study focuses on bibliometrics, geographies and global trends of research on glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). It shows how research on GLOFs has become topical over the past few decades (analysed period: 1979–2016). Issues such as (i) where GLOFs are studied, (ii) who studies GLOFs, (iii) the export of research on GLOFs and (iv) international collaboration are addressed.
Final-revised paper