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Water, Volume 9, Issue 5 (May 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Global warming causes rapid shrinking of mountain glaciers and the formation of numerous new lakes. [...] Read more. Global warming causes rapid shrinking of mountain glaciers and the formation of numerous new lakes. Such new lakes can be amplifiers of natural hazards to downstream populations, but also constitute tourist attractions, offer new potential for hydropower, and may be of interest for water management. Using GIS-based analysis and modeling techniques, a systematic inventory of glacier-bed overdeepenings as sites of possible future lake formation was compiled for the still glacierized parts of the Peruvian Andes. View this paper