Slope analysis and slope development of a drainage basin- A case of Somb river in lower Shiwalik hills, India

Authors(1) :-Vipin Kumar

Slope has been considered as a fundamental element of landscape feature, which prevails all over the earth’s surface. As a result, it has received the utmost attention not only of geomorphologists but also for geologists, hydrologists and planners. It has rightly been marked that no other theme in geomorphology has been discussed, so exhaustively and deeply, as slope. In the present study, slope of the Somb river basin has been evaluated by Wentworth’s method. Five major categories of slope viz. Level, Gentle, Moderate, Moderate steep and Steep have been identified in the area. The northern and eastern parts of the watershed have uneven slope, which show the altitudinal and structural variations of the area. The level slope has been observed in more than 60 per cent area of the watershed.

Authors and Affiliations

Vipin Kumar
Department of Geography, Banasthali University, Banasthali, Rajasthan, India

Slope, Slope Development, Area Slope Curve, Slope Ogive, Altimetric Frequency Graph

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 5 | July-August 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-08-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 85-90
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173418
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Vipin Kumar, " Slope analysis and slope development of a drainage basin- A case of Somb river in lower Shiwalik hills, India, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.85-90, July-August-2017.
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