Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Data description paper
12 Jul 2023
Data description paper |  | 12 Jul 2023

A global database of historic glacier lake outburst floods

Natalie Lützow, Georg Veh, and Oliver Korup


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2022-449', Adam Emmer, 24 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Natalie Lützow, 10 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2022-449', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Apr 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Natalie Lützow, 10 May 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on essd-2022-449', Anonymous Referee #3, 06 Apr 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Natalie Lützow, 10 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Natalie Lützow on behalf of the Authors (11 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 Jun 2023) by Alexander Gelfan
AR by Natalie Lützow on behalf of the Authors (12 Jun 2023)
Short summary
Glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs) are a prominent natural hazard, and climate change may change their magnitude, frequency, and impacts. A global, literature-based GLOF inventory is introduced, entailing 3151 reported GLOFs. The reporting density varies temporally and regionally, with most cases occurring in NW North America. Since 1900, the number of yearly documented GLOFs has increased 6-fold. However, many GLOFs have incomplete records, and we call for a systematic reporting protocol.
Final-revised paper