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


Vipin Kumar
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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.

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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 Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-08-31 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
85-90 IJSRSET173418   Technoscience Academy

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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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