Ashim Sattar

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Ashim Sattar

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Zurich

My research is extensively focused on Himalayan Cryosphere including remote sensing-based glacier modeling, and complex hydrodynamic modeling of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) and other mountain hazards including ice avalanches and debris flows. I have worked extensively on advanced hydrological and hydrodynamic modeling of steady and unsteady flows, basin hydrology, and flood management. I am involved in multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral glacier-related research around the globe including the Himalayas, the Andes, and Iceland including local and regional-scale assessments. My research is primarily focused on studying the dynamics of glaciers and understanding the dynamics of the mountain slope failures in the context of climate change in high mountain Asia by integrating in-situ measurements, remote sensing, GIS, and numerical modeling. I am also involved in developing and designing EWS for high mountain hazards.

Research Interest

• GLOFs and debris flow modeling
• Modeling of mass movements/slope movements (landslides and avalanches)
• Large-scale mountain hazard and risk modeling
• Designing GIS and field-based Early Warning System (EWS) for mountain hazard
• Glacier mapping and monitoring
• Interdisciplinary research on mountain hazards and their socio-environmental impacts
• Environmental reconstructions