Morphometric Analysis of the Banas River Basin Using the Geographical Information System, Rajasthan, India
Hydrology
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 47-54
Received: Sep. 5, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 24, 2015; Published: Oct. 10, 2015
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Swatantra Kumar Dubey, Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Rajasthan, Bandarsindri, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Devesh Sharma, Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Rajasthan, Bandarsindri, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Nitika Mundetia, Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Rajasthan, Bandarsindri, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
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Abstract
Geographical Information System techniques have been used for the identification of geomorphological features and analyzing the properties of the Banas River basin area in Rajasthan state, India. The Banas basin has covered an area of 51,779 km2. For this study, the Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is used for evaluation of morphometric components like linear, areal and relief aspects with the help of ArcGIS software. Morphometric analysis of river basin was performed by determining the parameters like drainage area; gradient, relief; linear and aerial aspects. Watershed boundary, flow direction, flow accumulation, flow length, stream ordering have been prepared using hydrological tool and slope-aspect have been prepared using surface tool in ArcGIS. These results may be used in basin management development and hydrological studies.
Keywords
Morphometric Analysis, Geomorphology, DEM, Banas River Basin
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Swatantra Kumar Dubey, Devesh Sharma, Nitika Mundetia, Morphometric Analysis of the Banas River Basin Using the Geographical Information System, Rajasthan, India, Hydrology. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 47-54. doi: 10.11648/j.hyd.20150305.11
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