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Huggel, C; Kääb, A; Schneider, J (2010). Climate and geomorphic risks in high-mountain environments. EOS, 91(11):103.
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Glacier Hazards, Permafrost Hazards, and Glacier Lake Outburst Floods in Mountain Areas: Processes, Assessment, Prevention, Mitigation; Vienna, Austria, 10–13 November 2009; Recent atmospheric warming is profoundly affecting high-mountain environments around the world. Glaciers are thinning and retreating, new and often unstable lakes are forming at glacier margins, other lakes are suddenly draining, and permafrost is degrading. These changes pose serious hazards to people and property in mountain valleys. Several tens of thousands of people were killed by landslides, floods, and debris flows from high-mountain regions during the twentieth century, and there is concern that such events will increase as temperatures warm through the 21st century.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, further contribution|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography|
|DDC:||910 Geography & travel|
|Deposited On:||12 Feb 2011 15:50|
|Last Modified:||26 Nov 2012 22:39|
|Publisher:||American Geophysical Union|
|Free access at:||Official URL. An embargo period may apply.|
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