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Title: Climate variability influences on hydrological responses of a large himalayan basin
Authors: Arora M.
Singh P.
Goel N.K.
Singh R.D.
Published in: Water Resources Management
Abstract: The hydrological cycle, a fundamental component of climate is likely to be altered in important ways due to climate change. In this study, the historical daily runoff has been simulated for the Chenab River basin up to Salal gauging site using a simple conceptual snowmelt model (SNOWMOD). The model has been used to study the impact of plausible hypothetical scenarios of temperature and rainfall on the melt characteristics and daily runoff of the Chenab River basin. The average value of increase in snowmelt runoff for T+1°C, T+2°C and T+3°C scenarios are obtained to be 10, 28 and 43%, respectively. Whereas, the average value of increase in total streamflow runoff for T+1°C, T+2°C and T+3°C are obtained to be 7, 19 and 28%, respectively. Changes in rainfall by -10 and + 10% vary the average annual snowmelt runoff over the T+2°C scenario by + 1% and + 1% only. The result shows that melt is much more sensitive to increase in temperature than to rainfall. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007.
Citation: Water Resources Management (2008), 22(10): 1461-1475
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-007-9237-1
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/9115
Issue Date: 2008
Keywords: Climate change
Melt characteristics
Plausible hypothetical scenarios
Snowmelt runoff
SNOWMOD
Streamflow
ISSN: 9204741
Author Scopus IDs: 7103319746
24318635700
36190650800
10641795600
Author Affiliations: Arora, M., National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee 247 667 UA, India
Singh, P., National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee 247 667 UA, India
Goel, N.K., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667 UA, India
Singh, R.D., National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee 247 667 UA, India
Corresponding Author: Arora, M.; National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee 247 667 UA, India; email: arora@nih.ernet.in
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [HY]

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