A potential flood hazard caused by Tianchi volcano eruption in Changbai Mountain, Northeast China

  • Kunshan Bao
  • Guoping WangEmail author
  • Xianguo Lu
  • Neil B. McLaughlin


Geohazards appear to be increasing in frequency globally. it is of necessity to actively manage these natural hazards to minimize loss of life and property. from an early warning perspective, this paper stresses the potential fatal flood hazard represented by the huge volume of water in tianchi lake, the unique geography of changbai mountain, and the limited flood control ability in the upstream of the songhua river. northeast asian countries should keep a watchful eye on the changbai volcano cooperatively, and chinese government especially needs to prepare plans for fighting a flood in advance.


Volcano eruption Natural geohazards Flood disaster Active volcano Changbai Mountain Northeast China 


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© Science Press, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunshan Bao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guoping Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xianguo Lu
    • 1
  • Neil B. McLaughlin
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment, Northeast Institute of Geography and AgroecologyChinese Academy of SciencesJilinChina
  2. 2.Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Research BranchAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaOttawaCanada

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