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GLACIER "MIAGE"
Risk type: glacier flood and ice avalanches

Glacier list | Statistics
 

Type:  Valley glacier
Country:  Italy
Region:  Aosta Valley
Massif/Ice Cap:  Monte Bianco
Municipality:  Courmayeur
Municipality code:  
Location:  
 
Latitude (░, cent):  45.82 N
Longitude (░, cent):  6.85 E
Surface (km2):  13.021
Lenght (km):  10.35
Width (km):  
Min. altitude (m):  1720
Max. altitude (m):  4810
Orientation (░)  180
Slope (░)  16

EVENT:  Date  9/8/1996 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  In the afternoon an ice block fell into the Miage marginal lake.
Effects:  The serac-fall caused a wave in the lake, that struck a group of tourists on the shore.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  11
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Armando E., Mercalli M, Castellano C., 1997 - I ghiacciai delle Alpi occidentali nel 1995 e 1996: riduzione modesta. Nimbus 15-16, SocietÓ Meteorologica Subalpina, p. 33-47.
Cerutti A. V., 1997 - Eventi eccezionali sui ghiacciai del Monte Bianco. Rivista Geogr. Ital., 104, p. 99-111.

EVENT:  Date  /5/1991 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Rock fall on glacier surface
Description  At the end of May, or at the beginning of June, a great rock-slide (about 300.000 m3) from the left orographic slope fell on the glacier.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Deline P., - Personal communication.

EVENT:  Date  9/8/1990 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  Emptying of the proglacial lake during the night.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

, - Truchet (personal communication)

EVENT:  Date  8/7/1986 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  Emptying of the proglacial lake.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

, - Truchet (personal communication)

EVENT:  Date  //1972 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  Avalanche-cone formed at the feet of gullies, caused by the fall of debris from medial moraine to the external side of the lateral one.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Lesca C., 1972 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica Italiana 1972. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II, n. 20, p. 132-134

EVENT:  Date  //1964 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  During the summer three small lake, formed during the spring into inter-morainic basins, dried up.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Capello C. F., 1964 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica 1964. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II, n. 14 (1), p. 108-109

EVENT:  Date  /8/1963 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  Slow emptying of the proglacial lake since spring to summer. At the middle of August the lake was completely empty.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Capello C. F., 1963 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica 1963. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II, n. 13 (1), p. 35-36

EVENT:  Date  //1962 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  Water level of the proglacial lake decreased a lot in the late summer, and the lake appeared subdivided in several small basins.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Capello C. F., 1962 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica 1962. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II, n. 12 (1), p. 68-69

EVENT:  Date  //1961 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  The proglacial lake slowly emptied during the autumn.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Capello C. F., 1962 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica 1961. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II, n. 11 (1), p. 91

EVENT:  Date  /6/1956 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  The proglacial lake, filled at the beginning of June, emptied in some days at the end of the same month.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Capello C. F., 1959 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica 1956. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II, n. 8, p. 185-186

EVENT:  Date  20/7/1955 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  The proglacial lake emptied in the period 20-22 July. Slowly in a first moment, than quicklier.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Capello C. F., 1956 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica 1955. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II, n. 7, p. 120-124

EVENT:  Date  10/8/1950 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  180.000 m3 of water outburst from proglacial lake in 3 days, from 10th to 12nd August.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Lesca C., 1956 - Osservazioni sul lago del ghiacciaio Miage. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II, n. 7, p. 29-55

EVENT:  Date  //1931 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  Heterogeneous material at the edge of the glacier, because of the fall of debris from medial morain to the external side of the morain.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Capello C. F., 1932 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica 1931. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie I, n. 12, p. 275-276

EVENT:  Date  /8/1930 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  The proglacial lake emptied slowly during the summer.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Capello C. F., 1940 - I laghi glaciali del Miage L'Universo. N.21 (10), p.685-705

EVENT:  Date  //1918 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  Desultory fall of big rocks from the glacier surface.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Sacco F., 1918 - I ghiacciai italiani del gruppo del Monte Bianco. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie I, n. 3, p. 21-102

EVENT:  Date  //1820 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  Debris fall from medial morain to the external side of the lateral one.
Effects:  Destruction of the forest.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  Trees Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Monterin U., 1936 - Il clima delle Alpi ha mutato in epoca storica? Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie I, n.16, p. 57-107

EVENT:  Date  // -  Date quality:1991 e precedenti   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  Debris fall from medial moraine to the external side of the lateral one. The material covered in few seconds 120 m, and 80 m in difference of altitude.
Effects:  Road damaged.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  Roads Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Mortara G. & Sorzana P.F., 1987 - Situazioni di rischio idrogeologico connesse all'espansione recente del ghiacciaiodel Miage ed alla instabilitÓ dei versanti in alta Val Veny. Rev. Valdotaine Hist. Naturelle. N.41, p.111-118