Megafloods of Northern Asia

Sergei G. Arzhannikov, Victor Baker, Alexei V. Ivanov

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‘Megaflood’ refers to very-large-scale, high-energy catastrophic outbursts of water from natural and artificial reservoirs. For example, such outbursts may be caused by the collapse of a natural dam, or by the rapid introduction into a large waterbody of significant amounts of rocks and/or ice. Megafloods have periodically occurred in Northern Asia during the Pleistocene and probably during the Holocene as well. This special issue of International Geology Review presents a collection of papers dealing with various aspects of this fascinating topic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1691-1692
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Geology Review
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 25 2016


  • jokulhlaup
  • lake
  • megaflood
  • northern Asia
  • river
  • tsunami

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology


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