GLIMS: Global Land Ice Measurements from Space
Monitoring the World's Changing Glaciers
Glacial changes may represent hazards for communities living near them. Outburst floods, landslides, debris flows, and debris avalanches can destroy property and take lives in a sudden rush of water, ice, sediment, rock, soil, and debris. Ice avalanches can trigger far-reaching hazards such as enormous snow avalanches, lake outbursts, and mud flows. It is not clear yet whether some of these hazards are a normal part of glacier behavior, or whether they signal dramatic new threats from a changing cryosphere.
GLIMS High Ice Presentation (2003)
GLIMS Aster Team Meeting Presentation (2004)
Rapid ASTER Imaging Facilitates Timely Assessment of Glacier Hazards and Disasters EOS Volume 84, 1 April 2003