The valley of Shimshal - a geographical portrait of a remote high mountain settlement and its pastures with reference to environmental habitat conditions in the North-West Karakorum (Pakistan)

Tibet and High-Asia

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This paper presents observations on the natural hazard potential for permanent and seasonal mountain settlements and infrastructure such as routeways and irrigation canals in the North-West Karakorum. The remote high mountain settlement Shimshal, located in the upper Shimshal valley and surrounded by 3 potential natural glacier dams, is of particular interest. Water supply conditions decide the potential for settlements to exist or expand. Their unprotected slope location exposes the irrgation channels, which are frequently laid in screes, to annual high destruction potential through mass movement processes.

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Article de monographie

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GeoJournal, issn : 0343-2521, 1997, vol. 42, n°. 2-3, p. 303-328, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 30 ref.

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Pays édition : Allemagne, Heidelberg, Springer

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