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Research article
17 May 2017
Research article |  | 17 May 2017

Prevailing climatic trends and runoff response from Hindukush–Karakoram–Himalaya, upper Indus Basin

Shabeh Hasson, Jürgen Böhner, and Valerio Lucarini

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Cited articles

Ahmad, Z., Hafeez, M., and Ahmad, I.: Hydrology of mountainous areas in the upper Indus Basin, Northern Pakistan with the perspective of climate change, Environ. Monit. Assess., 184, 5255–5274, 2012.
Ali, G., Hasson, S., and Khan, A. M.: Climate Change: Implications and Adaptation of Water Resources in Pakistan, GCISC-RR-13, Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2009.
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Archer, D. R. and Fowler, H. J.: Spatial and temporal variations in precipitation in the Upper Indus Basin, global teleconnections and hydrological implications, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 8, 47–61,, 2004.
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A first comprehensive and systematic hydroclimatic trend analysis for the upper Indus Basin suggests warming and drying of spring and rising early melt-season discharge over 1995–2012 period. In contrast, cooling and falling or weakly rising discharge is found within summer monsoon period that coincides well with main glacier melt season. Such seasonally distinct changes, indicating dominance of snow but suppression of glacial melt regime, address hydroclimatic explanation of Karakoram Anomaly.
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