SPATIO-TEMPORAL CHANGE IN SNOW COVER AREA USING RS & GIS IN THE GORI GANGA WATERSHED, KUMAUN HIGHER HIMALAYAJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 03)
Publication Date: 2021-03-17
Authors : D.S. Parihar; J.S. Rawat;
Page : 30-34
Keywords : NDSI Snow Cover Dynamics Kumaun Himalaya Remote Sensing and GIS Gori Ganga Watershed;
Present research paper is an attempt to examine the dynamics of snow cover by using Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) in Gori Ganga watershed, Kumaun Himalaya, Uttarakhand (India). For the study of snow cover of Landsat satellite imageries of three different time periods like Landsat TM of 1990, Landsat TM of 1999 and Landsat TM 2016 were used. Geographical distribution of snow cover reveals that in 1990 about 30.97% (678.87 km2), in 1999 about 25.77% (564.92 km2) area of the Gori Ganga watershed was under snow cover while in 2016 the snow cover was found only 15.08% (330.44 km2). These data suggest that due to global warming about 348.43 km2 snow cover of Gori Ganga watershed has been converted into non-snow cover area at an average rate 13.40 km2/year during the last 26 years.
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