ISSN E 2409-2770
ISSN P 2521-2419

Spatial Variation of Temperature and Rainfall Trends in Kabul River Basin



Vol. 7, Issue 04, PP. 207-210, April 2020

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Keywords: Temperature, Kabul River Basin, CRU, IDW, ArcMap 10.4.1

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Knowledge of temperature and rainfall periodicity is needed for urban and rural land-use and infrastructure planning, and their flood protection. In this study temperature and rainfall data from Climatic Research Unit Time Series version 4.03 (CRU TS4.03) was downloaded and inverse distance weighted (IDW) were made to analyze the temperature and precipitation variations in Kabul river basin (KRB). Interpolation maps were made using ArcMap 10.4.1. Analysis was done for period from 2004 to 2018. Annually for 15-year period, mean temperature variation can be noted as, upper part of the basin has minimum temperature of -1.2 °C while part of the study basin that lies in Pakistan has maximum temperature of 19 °C. Rainfall varies from 380 mm to 793 mm annually for 15-years. Due to increasing trend of both temperature and rainfall for KRB suitable methods should be applied for water management and flood risk reduction.


  1. Saadia Rehman, saadiarehman93@yahoo.com, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.
  2. M. Shahzad Khattak, shahzadkk2004@gmail.com, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.
  3. Amjad Khan, amjad_uet91@yahoo.com, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.
  4. Sajjad Ahmed, sajjadahmed@uetpeshawar.edu.pk, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.

Saadia Rehman M. Shahzad Khattak Amjad Khan Sajjad Ahmed "Spatial Variation of Temperature and Rainfall Trends in Kabul River Basin" International Journal Vol. 7 Issue 04 PP. 207-210 April 2020 https://doi.org/10.34259/ijew.20.704207210


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