Master of Arts (MA)
Geography & Environmental Studies
Faculty of Arts
Gordon J. Young
Records of air temperature, global radiation and discharge from the Pasu Glacier basin in the Upper Indus River Basin have been examined with a view to developing a modest understanding of the simple physically based processes in action within this globally extreme mountainous region. Some glaciological data are also reported but in a preliminary manner. Relationships between air temperature characteristics, global radiation and discharge were investigated using correlation techniques. Daily average air temperatures recorded at the highest meteorological station, Parundas (4200m), provide the strongest degree of association with discharge. The data shows that this highly glacierised Karakoram basin exhibits similar relationships between air temperature and runoff as compared to other alpine basins in the mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere.
Boyce, Bob, "Investigation of hydrometeorological relationships, Pasu Glacier basin, northern Pakistan" (1992). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 367.