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Mjm Cheema   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Mjm Cheema published an article in November 2017.
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Claudia Ringler

170 shared publications

International Food Policy Research Institute; Washington DC USA

Y. C. Ethan Yang

38 shared publications

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Sungwook Wi

13 shared publications

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; University of Massachusetts; Amherst Massachusetts USA

Muhammad Basharat

7 shared publications

University of Engineering and Technology (UET)

Hassaan F. Khan

3 shared publications

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; University of Massachusetts Amherst; Amherst MA USA

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(2012 - 2017)
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 14 Reads 0 Citations <strong>SPATIAL DROUGHT MONITORING IN THAR DESERT USING SATELLITE BASED DROUGHT INDICES AND GEO-INFORMATICS TECHNIQUES</... Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Usman Liaqat, Muhammad Jehanzeb Che... Published: 16 November 2017
Proceedings, doi: 10.3390/ecws-2-04948
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Drought is a continuous process in Thar Desert Pakistan. It is required to assess the extent of this drought for future land use and adaptation. The effect of previous drought was studied on vegetation cover of Thar area, through combined use of drought indices and geographic information (GIS) techniques. Five years (2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014) were selected to analyze the drought conditions and land use pattern of Thar area. The drought indices used in this study included Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Standard Precipitation Index (SPI). Images of past drought were compared with post drought images of our targeted area and land use maps were developed for spatio-temporal analysis. Data obtained from satellite images of drought and post drought time periods were analyzed so as to access the changes occurred in land use and vegetation cover through hybrid (digital and visual) interpretation techniques. The results of the study revealed that vegetation in Thar showed an improving trend from 2002 to 2011 and then again began declining from 2011 till 2014. The rainfall occurred at below average rate and SPI values for each year were calculated to be negative, indicating below average rainfall. This actual precipitation data was then compared with the data obtained from TRMM satellite and R2 as well as Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated. The R2 values for the years 2002 & 2014 were 0.519 and 0.670 respectively. In the same manner, the values of Pearson correlation coefficient for the years 2002 & 2014 were 0.721 & 0.867 respectively. The results showed TRMM satellite’s over-estimation in calculating rainfall data. Further, average temperature for five years under study was analyzed by graphical representation and it was revealed that temperature of Thar has increased by almost 1oC during the last decade.

Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Evaluation of MODIS and Landsat multiband vegetation indices used for wheat yield estimation in irrigated Indus Basin Muhammad Usman Liaqat, Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema, Wenji... Published: 01 June 2017
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, doi: 10.1016/j.compag.2017.04.006
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Guiding Groundwater Policy in the Indus Basin of Pakistan Using a Physically Based Groundwater Model Hassaan F. Khan, Y. C. Ethan Yang, Claudia Ringler, Sungwook... Published: 01 March 2017
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000733
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Article 1 Read 23 Citations Spatial Quantification of Groundwater Abstraction in the Irrigated Indus Basin M.J.M. Cheema, Walter Immerzeel, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen Published: 26 February 2013
Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12027
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Article 5 Reads 24 Citations Surface energy balance and actual evapotranspiration of the transboundary Indus Basin estimated from satellite measureme... W. G. M. Bastiaanssen, I. J. Miltenburg, H. Pelgrum, M. J. M... Published: 21 November 2012
Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2011wr010482
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