Determination of snowmelt factor in the Himalayan region

  title={Determination of snowmelt factor in the Himalayan region},
  author={Pratap Singh and Naresh Kumar},
Information on the snowmelt factor (SMF) is required for the estimation of snow and glacier melt runoff. In the present study, SMF is computed for a normal snowpack over a glacier at an altitude of about 4000 m in the Garhwal Himalayas. The effect of natural dusting on SMF is also examined. For this purpose, natural dust available at the site of the experiment was uniformly spread over the snow surface to form a 2 mm thick layer. The melt runoff from the snow blocks and air temperature at 2 m… CONTINUE READING


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