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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Determining the geomorphic changes in Srinagar (Garhwal) valley, NW Himalaya in last two centuries using landscape painting

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DEVRANI R. (1) ; SINGH V. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geology, Chhatra Marg, Univ., Delhi, INDE

Abstract

Landscape painting has been used successfully in the past in several areas to detect changes at century scale. In this study it is being used for the first time in the Himalaya to detect changes (since ~ 1790) at Srinagar valley (Garhwal) along the Alaknanda River, tributary of a large and important river of the Indian continent i.e., Ganga River. Results show rapid rate of erosion and incision resulting in formation of a terrace in past two centuries. The study also demonstrates southward shifting of the Alaknanda River during this period, which is in agreement with the long-term shifting pattern of the river. It is concluded that the rates of geomorphic processes at century scale are very important to understand the evolution of the landscape and more efforts are required to quantify these geomorphic rates

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no2 [pp. 163-173]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : 3 fig.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2012/0099

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