Project

Paleo-GLOFs: Assessing the impact of climate change on the frequency of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in Patagonia

Acronym
Paleo-GLOFs
Duration
01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Keywords
glacier sediment fjords Patagonia
 
Project description

The frequency and magnitude of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) seem to have increased worldwide in the last decades, although there is currently no reliable scientific evidence supporting this claim. This project will investigate changes in GLOF frequency in Patagonia during the late Holocene (the last ~3000 years) by studying flood deposits recorded in the sediments of Baker fjord.