Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 10, Pages: 1-9
Umakant Rawat1 , Ashwani Awasthi1 , Dev Sen Gupta2*, Rajesh Solomal Paul3 and Shashikant Tripathi1
1Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna - 485334, Madhya Pradesh, India; [email protected] [email protected], [email protected] 2Department of Geology, Centre of Advanced Study, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India;[email protected] 3Excel Geomatics Pvt Ltd, H43 third floor, Sector-63, Noida – 201301, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Author for correspondence
Dev Sen Gupta
Department of Geology, Centre of Advanced Study, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India; [email protected]
Objectives: Morphometry is a measurement and mathematical analysis of landforms. The main objective of the study is to calculate the morphometric parameters of the Bagain river basin. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Remote Sensing (RS), Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) proved to be an efficient tool in our modern geographical and geological studies that are been used in the study. Basin morphometry shows numerical analysis or mathematical quantification of different aspects of a drainage basin. In this study Bagain river basin has been selected for morphometric characterization which is a tributary of river Yamuna. The morphometric analysis includes aspects as linear, areal and relief. Findings: The region is covered with high altitude Vindhyan hills. There is a large number of drainage systems originated from south and goes to north and downpours in the Yamuna River. The method applied to the river basin gave a recent calculation of the morphometric parameters of the region. Application/Improvements: The present study gives an account of information about drainage pattern, stream behaviour and morphometric setting of drainage within the network helping for watershed management.
Keywords: Bagain, GIS, Morphometric-Analysis, Remote Sensing, Watershed
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