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By Jan Kalvoda,C.L. Rosenfeld

at the foundation of a complete of 13 case examples from the Tien Shan, Karakorum, Himalaya and Tangula Shan (central Tibet), the danger strength and risks are inferred from the improvement of panorama through the Quaternary. The background of glaciers should be visible as of relevant value for this. The Ice Age glacial erosion created V-shaped valleys, which with their steep flanks - as a result of the interglacial formation of V -valleys - have ready and taken approximately landslides in addition to rockslides and the risks, mixed with them. a similar is correct for the moraines, which the gla­ ciers have deposited high-up within the valley flanks and similar unfastened stone deposits. Dry and rainy mass routine stick to after heavy precipitation, specifically within the semi-arid research components, and are catastrophes for the settlements and the conversation routes within the valley flooring. Their key-forms are particles cones and particles slopes, in addition to mudflows and alluvial enthusiasts. as well as the Ice Age glaciation historical past, as a preparatory, oblique issue, the Holocene to give glaciation background is, as a result of danlming-up of glacier- and moraine lakes and their outbursts, a right away probability issue. The examples awarded of acute and already happened circumstances of wear have been inves­ tigated within the years 1989-1994. Acknowledgements The authors desire to thank the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Max Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG), the Volkswagen-Stiftting (VW) and the Deutscher Aka­ demischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for the monetary aid for the field-work.

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