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    Université de Fribourg

    Assessment of evolution and risks of glacier lake outbursts in the Djungarskiy Alatau, Central Asia, using Landsat imagery and glacier bed topography modelling

    Kapitsa, Vassiliy ; Shahgedanova, Maria ; Machguth, Horst ; Severskiy, Igor ; Medeu, Akhmetkal

    In: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 2017, vol. 17, no. 10, p. 1837–1856

    Changes in the abundance and area of mountain lakes in the Djungarskiy (Jetysu) Alatau between 2002 and 2014 were investigated using Landsat imagery. The number of lakes increased by 6.2 % from 599 to 636 with a growth rate of 0.51 % a−1. The combined areas were 16.26 ± 0.85 to 17.35 ± 0.92 km2 respectively and the overall change was within the uncertainty of measurements....