Karakorum–Hindukush–western Himalaya: assessing high‐altitude water resources

@article{Winiger2005KarakorumHindukushwesternHA,
  title={Karakorum–Hindukush–western Himalaya: assessing high‐altitude water resources},
  author={Matthias Winiger and Manuel Gumpert and H. Yamout},
  journal={Hydrological Processes},
  year={2005},
  volume={19}
}
The high mountains of Central and South Asia provide irrigation water for their adjacent lowlands. The Indus Irrigation Scheme depends on approximately 50% of its runoff originating from snowmelt and glacier melt from the eastern Hindukush, Karakorum and western Himalaya. The Atlas of Pakistan indicates that these mountains gain a total annual rainfall of between 200 and 500 mm, amounts that are generally derived from valley‐based stations and not representative for elevated zones. High… 

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