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Differential loss of glacier stored water in the Indus River basin

Kulkarni, A and Prasad, V and Arya, AR and Chaturvedi, RK and Singh, SK and Oza, S (2023) Differential loss of glacier stored water in the Indus River basin. In: Current Science, 124 (4). pp. 478-484.

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In this study, we assessed the glacier stored water (1,620 ± 340 Gt) using a combination of ice dynamics modelling and volume–area scaling method and estimated glacier mass loss (6.4%) from 2001 to 2013 for the Indus River basin. Results indicate that the impact of climate change is not uniform across the basin, especially the stark dif-ference between the Western Himalayan region where the glaciers are losing mass at the rate of –0.56 ± 0.27 m.w.e. per annum and the Upper Indus where the loss is at –0.18 ± 0.11 m.w.e. per annum

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Climate change; glacier stored water; impro-ved accumulation area ratio; mass balance; river basin
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2023 08:39
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2023 08:39
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/81188

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