A Brief Introduction of Physics of Glaciers and Avalanches

Authors

  • Min Raj Lamsal Department of Physics, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/hj.v3i0.7307

Keywords:

Snow, Glaciers, Glacial movement, Erosion, Deposition, Avalanche, Avalanche control

Abstract

This article deals with the introduction and types of snow as well as glaciers and the basic mechanism of glacial move­ment and avalanches which is one of the most burning issues on the context of our Himalayan region. Because of such avalanches, which are more frequently occurring in the Himalayan region, many animals, plants, farmer's small buildings etc. are being carried away and the death of many people is being caused which is due to lack of knowledge of the factors responsible for avalanche occurrence. This article also deals with such factors and the safest way to deal with the ava­lanche control.

The Himalayan Physics
Vol. 3, No. 3, July 2012
Page : 60-63

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Published

2013-01-01

How to Cite

Lamsal, M. R. (2013). A Brief Introduction of Physics of Glaciers and Avalanches. Himalayan Physics, 3, 60–63. https://doi.org/10.3126/hj.v3i0.7307

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