Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594

Ahmed P

Ahmed P

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  • Research Article
    Variability of Precipitation regime in Ladakh region of India from1901-2000
    Author(s): Shafiq MU, Bhat MS, Rasool R, Ahmed P and Hassan HShafiq MU, Bhat MS, Rasool R, Ahmed P and Hassan H

    Ladakh region being a high elevation cold desert of India is marked by extreme aridity with acute moisture deficit throughout the year. Annual precipitation is extremely low due to rain shadow effect caused by Karakoram ranges on one side, mighty Greater Himalayas and Zanskar ranges on the other side. The study of´┐Żprecipitation´┐Żvariability is extremely important for a region like Ladakh, in which the lifestyle of inhabitants, agriculture, live stock rearing and water resources are dependent on the nature and magnitude of precipitation. Despite experiencing low precipitation, extremely low temperature enables Ladakh to contain some of the largest alpine glaciers in the world. These glaciers feed a number of river systems including Indus being the largest and the most important. The precipitation regime however has shown a changing trend over the period of time. In this backdrop, the prese.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2332-2594.1000165

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