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Sumira Nazir Zaz

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Department of Earth Sciences, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190006, India

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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Analyses of temperature and precipitation in the Indian Jammu and Kashmir region for the 1980–2016 period: implications ... Sumira Nazir Zaz, Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Ramkumar Thokuluwa K... Published: 02 January 2019
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, doi: 10.5194/acp-19-15-2019
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The local weather and climate of the Himalayas are sensitive and interlinked with global-scale changes in climate, as the hydrology of this region is mainly governed by snow and glaciers. There are clear and strong indicators of climate change reported for the Himalayas, particularly the Jammu and Kashmir region situated in the western Himalayas. In this study, using observational data, detailed characteristics of long- and short-term as well as localized variations in temperature and precipitation are analyzed for these six meteorological stations, namely, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Kokarnag, Qazigund, Kupwara and Srinagar during 1980–2016. All of these stations are located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. In addition to analysis of stations observations, we also utilized the dynamical downscaled simulations of WRF model and ERA-Interim (ERA-I) data for the study period. The annual and seasonal temperature and precipitation changes were analyzed by carrying out Mann–Kendall, linear regression, cumulative deviation and Student's t statistical tests. The results show an increase of 0.8∘C in average annual temperature over 37 years (from 1980 to 2016) with higher increase in maximum temperature (0.97∘C) compared to minimum temperature (0.76∘C). Analyses of annual mean temperature at all the stations reveal that the high-altitude stations of Pahalgam (1.13∘C) and Gulmarg (1.04∘C) exhibit a steep increase and statistically significant trends. The overall precipitation and temperature patterns in the valley show significant decreases and increases in the annual rainfall and temperature respectively. Seasonal analyses show significant increasing trends in the winter and spring temperatures at all stations, with prominent decreases in spring precipitation. In the present study, the observed long-term trends in temperature (∘Cyear-1) and precipitation (mm year−1) along with their respective standard errors during 1980–2016 are as follows: (i) 0.05 (0.01) and −16.7 (6.3) for Gulmarg, (ii) 0.04 (0.01) and −6.6 (2.9) for Srinagar, (iii) 0.04 (0.01) and −0.69 (4.79) for Kokarnag, (iv) 0.04 (0.01) and −0.13 (3.95) for Pahalgam, (v) 0.034 (0.01) and −5.5 (3.6) for Kupwara, and (vi) 0.01 (0.01) and −7.96 (4.5) for Qazigund. The present study also reveals that variation in temperature and precipitation during winter (December–March) has a close association with the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Further, the observed temperature data (monthly averaged data for 1980–2016) at all the stations show a good correlation of 0.86 with the results of WRF and therefore the model downscaled simulations are considered a valid scientific tool for the studies of climate change in this region. Though the correlation between WRF model and observed precipitation is significantly strong, the WRF model significantly underestimates the rainfall amount, which necessitates the need for the sensitivity study of the model using the various microphysical...
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Evaluating the Performance of Remotely Sensed Precipitation Estimates against In-Situ Observations during the September ... Irfan Rashid, Ajaz Ahmad Parray, Shakil Ahmad Romshoo Published: 22 October 2018
Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s13143-018-0071-6
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Surge of Hispar Glacier, Pakistan, between 2013 and 2017 detected from remote sensing observations Irfan Rashid, Tariq Abdullah, Neil F. Glasser, Heena Naz, Sh... Published: 01 February 2018
Geomorphology, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.12.018
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Article 0 Reads 9 Citations The recent deglaciation of Kolahoi valley in Kashmir Himalaya, India in response to the changing climate Irfan Rashid, Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Tariq Abdullah Published: 01 May 2017
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.02.002
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Article 0 Reads 10 Citations Variations in particulate matter over Indo-Gangetic Plains and Indo-Himalayan Range during four field campaigns in winte... A. Sen, A.S. Abdelmaksoud, Y. Nazeer Ahammed, Mansour ِa. Al... Published: 01 April 2017
Atmospheric Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.12.054
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Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Linking human-biophysical interactions with the trophic status of Dal Lake, Kashmir Himalaya, India Irfan Rashid, Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Muzamil Amin, Shabir A. ... Published: 01 January 2017
Limnologica, doi: 10.1016/j.limno.2016.11.008
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