Morphometric Analysis of Shaliganga Sub Catchment, Kashmir Valley, India Using Geographical Information System

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Volume-4 Issue-1                       
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : Mohd Iqbal , Haroon Sajjad , F.A. Bhat


Mohd Iqbal , Haroon Sajjad , F.A. Bhat. "Morphometric Analysis of Shaliganga Sub Catchment, Kashmir Valley, India Using Geographical Information System". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V4(1):10-21 Jan 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


The quantitative analysis of drainage system is an important aspect of characterization of watersheds. Using watershed as a basic unit in morphometric analysis is the most logical choice because all hydrologic and geomorphic proces ses occur within the watershed. Shaliganga Sub catchment comprises of two watersheds with a total area of 354 km² and has been selected for the present study. Various linear parameters (Stream order, Stream number, Stream length, stream length ratio, Bifur cation ratio, Drainage density, Texture ratio, Stream frequency) and shape factors (Compactness coefficient, Circularity ratio, Elongation ratio, Form factor) of the Sub catchment were computed at watershed level. This was achieved using GIS to provide dig ital data that can be used for different calculations


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Morphometric analysis, GIS, Shaliganga , linear parameters , a real a spects .