Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 23–42, 2022
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 23–42, 2022
Research article
11 Jan 2022
Research article | 11 Jan 2022

Intensified paraglacial slope failures due to accelerating downwasting of a temperate glacier in Mt. Gongga, southeastern Tibetan Plateau

Yan Zhong et al.

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Short summary
Slope failures exist in many paraglacial regions and are the main manifestation of the interaction between debris-covered glaciers and slopes. We mapped paraglacial slope failures (PSFs) along the Hailuogou Glacier (HLG), Mt. Gongga, southeastern Tibetan Plateau. We argue that the formation, evolution, and current status of these typical PSFs are generally related to glacier history and paraglacial geomorphological adjustments, and influenced by the fluctuation of climate conditions.