Lesson 7. Assessing color of lakes influenced by glacier dynamics in the Mount Everest Region
Glacial lakes are strongly influenced by glacier dynamics that are sensitive to climate change. Increasing melting rates can increase both the number and size of glacial lakes. Melt-water increases lake volume and can make lake waters grey and very turbid. This lesson covers how we can use satellite data to classify lakes in the Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) using lake color and turbidity derived from reflectance brightness in order to find potentially dangerous lakes with risk of outburst flood.
Suitable for university students or continued professional development training (intermediate level).