[HOT] HOT: Glacial & landslide dammed lakes

Robert Banick rbanick at gmail.com
Tue May 12 22:56:36 UTC 2015

Hi Sam,

I think honestly you’re better placed to tell us how you can help than the other way around. Most of us aren’t glacial lake experts :-)

My first thought is that you can trace lakes in the affected areas into OSM. The second would be to help us understand what, if any, risks can result from lakes being dammed by landslides. Are there risks associated with eventual bursts? Do we need to create data in OSM and then try to model these risks in GIS software packages?

You tell us!



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On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 2:10 AM, Sam Inglis <sam.inglis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear HOT Team,
> My name is Sam Inglis, and my background is in glacial lake detection,
> identification and mapping, and was the first person to identify all
> glacial lakes in the North Patagonian Icefield, Chile. I am familiar with
> Himalayan mountain ranges, and studied large swathes of the Indo-Tibetan
> catchment of the Sutlej River, which runs from near Mt Kailash, transects
> Himachal Pradesh, and terminates in Pakistani territory.
> I have previously not engaged much in communal, open-source, reactive
> disaster mapping, but have been adding to the OSM database in Nepal
> sporadically over the past two weeks, when time has permitted.
> Yesterday, I saw that NASA had posted an article <http://was the first
> person to identify all glacial lakes in the North Patagonian Icefield,
> Chile,> on the formation of landslide-dammed lakes along Nepal's rivers,
> near Gorkha, and was wondering how I can best contribute to enhancing the
> understanding of the features? How can I help with such hazard detection &
> analysis?
> Thanks, and I look forward to hearing back from you and the team!
> Keep up the great work!
> Sam Inglis MSc
> <http://hk.linkedin.com/in/saminglis/>
> <https://www.facebook.com/sam.inglis.92>
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