Leh, an Indian town in a high desert valley in the Himalaya mountains, as it appeared just a few days before the flood. (Image Source: Jennifer Spatz, Global Family Travels)

In late summer 2010, an unprecedented storm-driven flash flood rushed through the small Himalayan town of Leh, killing 193 people and leaving thousands homeless. Now, ATMO‘s Kristen Rasmussen and Robert Houze have identified specific factors that led to this tragic event, factors which can now be incorporated into future storm predictions. Read more here.