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dc.contributorLiaqat, Umar Waqasen_US
dc.contributorQamar, Muhammad Uzairen_US
dc.contributorAwan, Usmanen_US
dc.creatorAzmat, Muhammaden_US
dc.identifier.citationMuhammad Azmat, Umar Waqas Liaqat, Muhammad Uzair Qamar, Usman Awan. (15/3/2017). Impacts of changing climate and snow cover on the flow regime of Jhelum River, Western Himalayas. Regional Environmental Change, 17(3), pp. 813-825.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the change in climate variables and snow cover dynamics and their impact on the hydrological regime of the Jhelum River basin in Western Himalayas. This study utilized daily streamflow records from Mangla dam, spanning a time period of 19 years (1995–2013), along with precipitation and temperature data over 52 years (1961–2013) from 12 different climate stations in the catchment. Additionally, moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) remote sensing product MOD10A2 was utilized to analyze the change in snow cover dynamics during 2000–2013. The Pearson and Kendall rank correlation tests were used to scrutinize snow cover trends and correlation between temperature, precipitation, snow cover area (SCA) and streamflows records. Basin-wide trend analysis showed a slightly increasing tendency in temperature (s = 0.098) and precipitation (s = 0.094), during the years 1961–2013. The changes in streamflow indicated a positive (r [0.12) relationship with respect to temperature but variable trends (r = -0.45–0.41) with respect to precipitation during both the winter and monsoon seasons. This indicates that temperature has a significant impact on the hydrological regime of the basin. MODIS data-based investigations suggested an expansion in SCA during 2000–2013. The changes in SCA of highaltitude zones ([2000 m a.s.l.) depicted a stronger positive correlation with climate variables and streamflow compared with those obtained for low-altitude regions (\2000 m a.s.l.). Overall, these results signify that highaltitude areas contribute to the streamflow largely in the form of snow- and glacier-melt during the early summer season. The streamflow is then further augmented by monsoon rainfall in the low-elevation regions during late summer.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag (Germany)en_US
dc.sourceRegional Environmental Change;17,(2016) Pagination 813,825en_US
dc.subjectclimate variabilityen_US
dc.subjectsnow cover areaen_US
dc.subjecthydrological regimeen_US
dc.subjectpearson correlationen_US
dc.titleImpacts of changing climate and snow cover on the flow regime of Jhelum River, Western Himalayasen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idAwan, Usman: 0000-0001-8663-5688en_US
cg.contributor.centerNational University of Sciences and Technology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Geographical Information Systems - NUST- SCEE- IGISen_US
cg.contributor.centerHanyang Universityen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology - UAF- FoAE&Ten_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Water, Land and Ecosystems - WLEen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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