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dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Richard
dc.contributor.author Rittger, Karl
dc.contributor.author Brodzik, Mary J.
dc.contributor.author Racoviteanu, Adina
dc.contributor.author Barrett, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Khalsa, Siri Jodha Singh
dc.contributor.author Raup, Bruce H.
dc.contributor.author Hill, Alice
dc.contributor.author Khan, Alia L.
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Alana M.
dc.contributor.author Kayastha, Rijan
dc.contributor.author Fetterer, Florence
dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Betsy
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-14T19:35:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-14T19:35:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-10
dc.identifier.citation Armstrong , R , Rittger , K , Brodzik , M J , Racoviteanu , A , Barrett , A , Khalsa , S J S , Raup , B H , Hill , A , Khan , A L , Wilson , A M , Kayastha , R , Fetterer , F & Armstrong , B 2018 , ' Runoff from glacier ice and seasonal snow in High Asia: : separating melt water sources in river flow ' Regional Environmental Change . DOI: 10.1007/s10113-018-1429-0 en
dc.identifier.issn 1436-3798
dc.identifier.other PURE: 26753837
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: e9442241-68c6-48e9-91a3-ba2a0b7485c5
dc.identifier.other handle.net: http://hdl.handle.net/2160/e9442241-68c6-48e9-91a3-ba2a0b7485c5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/47107
dc.description.abstract Across High Asia, the amount, timing, and spatial patterns of snow and ice melt play key roles in providing water for downstream irrigation, hydropower generation, and general consumption. The goal of this paper is to distinguish the specific contribution of seasonal snow versus glacier ice melt in the major basins of High Mountain Asia: Ganges, Brahmaputra, Indus, Amu Darya, and Syr Darya. Our methodology involves the application of MODIS-derived remote sensing products to separately calculate daily melt outputs from snow and glacier ice. Using an automated partitioning method, we generate daily maps of (1) snow over glacier ice, (2) exposed glacier ice, and (3) snow over land. These are inputs to a temperature index model that yields melt water volumes contributing to river flow. Results for the five major High Mountain Asia basins show that the western regions are heavily reliant on snow and ice melt sources for summer dry season flow when demand is at a peak, whereas monsoon rainfall dominates runoff during the summer period in the east. While uncertainty remains in the temperature index model applied here, our approach to partitioning melt from seasonal snow and glacier ice is both innovative and systematic and more constrained than previous efforts with similar goals en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Regional Environmental Change en
dc.rights en
dc.subject High Mountain Asia en
dc.subject seasonal snow en
dc.subject glaciers en
dc.subject melt contribution to river flow en
dc.title Runoff from glacier ice and seasonal snow in High Asia: : separating melt water sources in river flow en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version publishersversion en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1429-0
dc.contributor.institution Department of Geography and Earth Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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