Meaning : Glacial lakes outburst flood monitoring
Category : Geoglobe
Sub Category : Water bodies
What does GLOFM mean or stand for ?
When water contained by a glacial lake is by a dam overflows it is known as an outburst flood.This usually happens in high altitude regions where flash floods and avalanches are common.These overflows happen due to natural occurrences and the dam gates are on intentionally opened.
due to this,there are high chances of flash floods occuring which could be potentially dangerous for inhabitants and mountaineers.The GLOFM is an observatory body that monitors and records these floods.It sends distress signal out when this occurs.