Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594

M Maqbool Bhat

Department of Geography, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J and K, India


  • Research   
    Seasonal Spatio-Temporal Variability in Temperature over North Kashmir Himalayas Using Sen Slope and Mann-Kendall Test
    Author(s): Parvaiz A Tali, Aadil A Nanda and M Maqbool Bhat*

    The present paper is an attempt to assess seasonal spatio-temporal variability of temperature in order to get an insight into nature of climate variability and its effects on various ecosystem services offered by the region. Mann-Kendall and Sen Slope statistic is a simple but a robust method of detecting trends in time series data. The rising temperature has affected the discharge pattern of the catchments. Moreover, the winter-time warming of the region leaves little scope for snow accumulation consequently, affecting the extent and distribution of snow/glacial cover. The temperature trends seem altitude dependent as is the case with eastern part of the North Kashmir Himalayas. The winter time warming has negatively affected the snow/glacier mass balance which in turn, has reduced the availability of water for rest of the seasons particularly, in the last couple.. View More»

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