Our global glacial lake outburst flood database encompasses data from more than 700 different sources including analyses of stream gages; satellite and aerial images; stratigraphy; tree rings; reports from local authorities; news outlets; workshop proceedings; social media accounts; and unpublished work. We also extracted, if possible, summary statistics of lake volume; flood volume; and peak discharge; and also how these diagnostics had been estimated.
For download of the current version of the database (3.0) and a detailed description of all parameters and their units see:
Lützow, Natalie, & Veh, Georg. (2022). Glacier Lake Outburst Flood Database V3.0 [Data set]. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7330345
For detailed insights have a look at:
Lützow, N., Veh, G., & Korup, O. (2023). A global database of historic glacier lake outburst floods. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 2983–3000, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-2983-2023.
Veh, G., Lützow, N., Kharlamova, V., Petrakov, D., Hugonnet, R., & Korup, O. (2022). Trends, breaks, and biases in the frequency of reported glacier lake outburst floods. Earth's Future, 10(3), https://doi.org/10.1029/2021EF002426.
Project Coordination:Georg Veh & Natalie Lützow
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