[HOT] HOT: Glacial & landslide dammed lakes

althio althio.forum at gmail.com
Wed May 13 07:56:23 UTC 2015


Dear Sam,

Thanks for proposing your expertise and help.

I am adding the Activation Working Group and a list of people (Bcc)
that are working on landslide risk assesment.

My hope is that between experts you will be able to come up with great
value other than plain mapping.

- althio


On 12 May 2015 at 08:07, 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 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
>
>
>
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