GeoJournal Library

Geomorphological Hazards in High Mountain Areas

Editors: Kalvoda, Jan, Rosenfeld, C.L. (Eds.)

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On the basis of a total of thirteen case examples from the Tien Shan, Karakorum, Himalaya and Tangula Shan (central Tibet), the risk potential and hazards are inferred from the development of landscape during the Quaternary. The history of glaciers can be seen as of central importance for this. The Ice Age glacial erosion created V-shaped valleys, which with their steep flanks - as a consequence of the interglacial formation of V -valleys - have prepared and brought about landslides as well as rockslides and the hazards, combined with them. The same is true for the moraines, which the gla­ ciers have deposited high-up in the valley flanks and related loose stone deposits. Dry and wet mass movements follow after heavy precipitation, especially in the semi-arid investigation areas, and are catastrophes for the settlements and the communication routes in the valley floors. Their key-forms are debris cones and debris slopes, as well as mudflows and alluvial fans. In addition to the Ice Age glaciation history, as a preparatory, indirect factor, the Holocene to present glaciation history is, as a result of the danlming-up of glacier- and moraine lakes and their outbursts, a direct risk factor. The examples presented of acute and already occurred cases of damage were inves­ tigated in the years 1989-1994. Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Max Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG), the Volkswagen-Stiftting (VW) and the Deutscher Aka­ demischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for the financial support for the field-work.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Sedimentology and Clast Orientation of Deposits Produced by Glacial-Lake Outburst Floods in the Mount Everest Region, Nepal

    Cenderelli, Daniel A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Catastrophic Flood Flushing of Sediment, Western Himalaya, Pakistan

    Shroder, J F. (et al.)

    Pages 27-48

  • Landslides and Deserted Places in the Semi-Arid Environment of the Inner Himalaya

    Baade, Jussi (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • Glacier-Induced Hazards as a Consequence of Glacigenic Mountain Landscapes, in Particular Glacier- and Moraine-Dammed Lake Outbursts and Holocene Debris Production

    Kuhle, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 63-96

  • Chaos Theory of Slides/Mud Flows in Mountain Areas

    Scheidegger, A. E.

    Pages 97-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geomorphological Hazards in High Mountain Areas
Editors
  • Jan Kalvoda
  • C.L. Rosenfeld
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
46
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5228-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5228-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6200-8
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 316
Topics