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Glacier Hazards From Space

  • By Andreas Kääb
  • Posted 07.01.05
  • NOVA scienceNOW

Outbursts of glacier lakes, ice break-offs and subsequent avalanches, and related disasters can kill thousands of people at once and cause enormous and lasting damage. With this in mind, satellite imagery has become an invaluable tool for assessing such glacier hazards. In this slide show, view a series of glacier-related disasters and risks imaged by a NASA satellite.

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View satellite images of glaciers that have wreaked havoc—or might soon.

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© Andreas Kääb US/Japan ASTER Science Team

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