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Snowmelt and Snow Sublimation in the Indus Basin

CNRS/CNES/IRD/INRAE/UPS, CESBIO, Université de Toulouse, 31400 Toulouse, France
Academic Editors: Fan Lu, Xiangying Li, Hu Liu, Xiaole Han and Jintao Liu
Water 2021, 13(19), 2621; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13192621
Received: 26 July 2021 / Revised: 22 September 2021 / Accepted: 22 September 2021 / Published: 23 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vulnerability of Mountainous Water Resources and Hydrological Regimes)
The Indus basin is considered as the one with the highest dependence on snowmelt runoff in High Mountain Asia. The recent High Mountain Asia snow reanalysis enables us to go beyond previous studies by evaluating both snowmelt and snow sublimation at the basin scale. Over 2000–2016, basin-average snowmelt was 101 ± 11 Gt.a−1 (121 ± 13 mm.a−1), which represents about 25–30% of basin-average annual precipitation. Snow sublimation accounts for 11% of the mean annual snow ablation, but with a large spatial variability across the basin. View Full-Text
Keywords: snow; snowmelt; snow cover; sublimation; Indus; High Mountain Asia snow; snowmelt; snow cover; sublimation; Indus; High Mountain Asia
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