GAURAV SINGH*, J. DAS, A. K. SARAF, S. BORGOHAIN, S. S. BARAL
Remote sensing and GIS serve as significant tools for studying morphometric characteristics of watersheds. Hypsometric analysis being a parameter of it is defined as the relationship between the horizontal cross-sectional area of the watershed and its elevation. The present study emphasizes on Hypsometric analysis of Mohand Anticline, Uttarakhand, India using Digital Elevation Model (DEM). This study takes into account the Hypsometric curves of watersheds developed over actively deformed Mohand anticlinal part of NW Himalaya. Hypsometric curves for each of the river basins close to Mohan Rao basin have been studied 30-meter ASTER GDEM. It has been observed that some river basins for example Mohan Rao and Khajnaur Rao basins over the anticline are relatively younger than the others and have been subjected to tectonic disturbances and rejuvenation.
Keywords: Digital Elevation Model, Hypsometric analysis, Mohand anticline, Himalaya, Active Tectonic