Assessment of morphometric characteristics for Agrani river basin in Maharashtra, India using geospatial information technology (GIS)
RS Shelar and SS Mane
The morphometric characteristics of river basin is easily evaluated by using integration of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The benefits of this integration include saving time and effort as well as improving the accuracy of the analysis. Moreover, this technique is appropriate for describing the river basin and its streams. In this study, a detailed morphometric analysis of the Agrani river basin has been performed using the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). The performed morphometric analysis includes linear, areal, and relief aspects. The results of the morphometric analysis reveal that the catchment can be described as of sixth stream order and consists of an area of 1918.05 km2. Additionally, the basin is characterized by a relatively high mean value of bifurcation (4.32). The drainage density value of 1.1 km/km2 confirms the highly resistant or permeable subsoil material, dense vegetation and low relief.
How to cite this article:
RS Shelar, SS Mane. Assessment of morphometric characteristics for Agrani river basin in Maharashtra, India using geospatial information technology (GIS). Pharma Innovation 2019;8(11):57-61.