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Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in Chamoli

  Feb 08, 2021

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in Chamoli

Q. What is the news?

The Chamoli incident signifies the dawn of ugly faces of climate disaster for which the mankind is clueless. At last, someone has to be blamed, isn’t it?

Q. What is Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF)?

The dam can consist of glacier ice or a terminal moraine.

Failure can happen due to various factors such as:

  1. Erosion, a buildup of water pressure
  2. Avalanche of rock or heavy snow
  3. Earthquake or volcanic eruptions under the ice or
  4. Displacement of water in a glacial lake when a large portion of an adjacent glacier collapses into it

Q. What might be possible causes for Chamoli Avalanche?

Cloudburst

Q. Why are there frequent such incidents in Uttarakhand?

Q. What is the Way Forward?