Lesser Himalayan Hillslopes (Aglar Watershed)

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Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) is the source of the perennial rivers but a victim of climate change and extreme events. Therefore, this region requires more detailed hydrological, ecological, and meteorological research for managing water resources issues and to develop the optimal resource management policies to improve the local as well as downstream community resilience. But in developing countries like India, field hydrology often neglected in the Himalayan region to collect fine-resolution data due to remote location and logistic issues. Thus, very few studies have been conducted in the Himalayan region and data scarcity is a dominant problem. To explore Himalayan hydrology, the research group (Under Supervision of Prof. Sen) at the Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee instrumented two Lesser Himalayan hillslopes (since 2017 monsoon) with spatial distribution and continuous temporal data monitoring sensors. The hillslopes are located at an elevation of 1200m M.S.L, one at each aspect of a watershed covering two different landuse type i.e. grassland and agro-forested. Rainfall, runoff, and spatial soil moisture data are available at 5-min resolution in online data repositories.

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name:
Aglar Watershed, Thatyur, Uttarakhand, India
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Agro-forested (AgF) hillslope event

The AgF hillslope is located at north aspect of Aglar experimental watershed, Uttarakhand, India (Nanda et al., 2019). 
Date format= DD-MM-YYYY hh:mm
SM represents soil mositure points.
Unit of Soil moisture = m^3/m^3

Nanda, A., Sen, S., & McNamara, J. P. (2019). How spatiotemporal variation of soil moisture can explain hydrological 
connectivity of infiltration-excess dominated hillslope: Observations from lesser Himalayan landscape. Journal of Hydrology, 579, 124146.


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Young Scientist Scheme SER‐776-HYD


People or Organizations that contributed technically, materially, financially, or provided general support for the creation of the resource's content but are not considered authors.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Ravi Meena

How to Cite

Sen, S., A. Nanda (2020). Lesser Himalayan Hillslopes (Aglar Watershed), HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/047b809fa4b047848932ec0ecbdb50b8

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