Geospatial Analysis of Glacial Hazard of Shigar and Shayok Basins
Track: Atmosphere, Climate, and Weather
Authors: naseem gillani
Global warming has a major impact on glacial / periglacial dynamics. The location of a site, melting behaviour, slope/ aspect of glacier, geo-morphology of the rocks and glacier dynamics are taken as indicators of disasters in the form of avalanches, snow/ land slide and glacier breakdown. The percentage degree of risk of glacial hazard is computed because of anthropogenic activities. The results show that settlement sites threatened by glacial activity need to be relocated.