Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2791–2810, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2791-2021

Special issue: Remote sensing and Earth observation data in natural hazard...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2791–2810, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2791-2021

Research article 13 Sep 2021

Research article | 13 Sep 2021

Multi-decadal geomorphic changes of a low-angle valley glacier in the East Kunlun Mountains: remote sensing observations and detachment hazard assessment

Xiaowen Wang et al.

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We characterized the multi-decadal geomorphic changes of a low-angle valley glacier in the East Kunlun Mountains and assessed the detachment hazard influence. The observations reveal a slow surge-like dynamic pattern of the glacier tongue. The maximum runout distances of two endmember avalanche scenarios were presented. This study provides a reference to evaluate the runout hazards of low-angle mountain glaciers prone to detachment.
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