publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Snow and ice melt contributions in a highly glacierized catchment of Chhota Shigri Glacier (India) over the last five decades

Mohd. Farooq Azam; P. Wagnon; C. Vincent; AL. Ramanathan; N. Kumar; S. Srivastava; J.G. Pottakkal; P. Chevallier;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2019
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
Glacier-wide mass balances and runoffs are reconstructed over 1969-2016 for Chhota Shigri Glacier catchment (India) applying a glacio-hydrological model. The model is forced using in-situ daily air-temperature and precipitation records from the meteorological stations at Bhuntar Observatory (1092 m a.s.l.), glacier base camp (3850 m a.s.l.) and glacier side moraine (4863 m a.s.l.). The modelled mean annual mass balance is -0.30 +/- 0.36m w.e.a(-1) (meter water equivalent per year), while the mean catchment-wide runoff is 1.56 +/- 0.23 m w.e.a(-1) over 1969-2016. Three periods are distinguished in the reconstructed mass balance and runoff series. Periods I (1969-...
Subjects
free text keywords: Himalayan glaciers, Mass balance, Hydrology, Ice-melt runoff, Snow-melt, runoff, [SDE]Environmental Sciences, Water Science and Technology, Precipitation, Surface runoff, Glacier, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Geology, Drainage basin, Moraine, Ice melt, Snow, Snowmelt
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Snow and ice melt contributions in a highly glacierized catchment of Chhota Shigri Glacier (India) over the last five decades

Mohd. Farooq Azam; P. Wagnon; C. Vincent; AL. Ramanathan; N. Kumar; S. Srivastava; J.G. Pottakkal; P. Chevallier;