M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Resources
Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Kashif Noor has started his research in the specialization of cold climate hydrology in Pallas, the subarctic region in Finland. He focusses on a detail investigation of hydrological processes, involving the understanding of snow Precipitation-accumulation-melting mechanisms, snowpack characteristics, runoff generation, evaluation of different sources of water, surface and subsurface flow mechanisms and the response of stream water to snow melting in the seasonally snow-dominated Catchment. Kashif is exploiting a well-established stable water isotope technique to unravel the spatiotemporal variations in hydrological processes. The isotope approach is particularly useful for answering the following research questions:
1) How do snow accumulation and snow melting influence the runoff generation in Nordic environments?
2) Where does the Meltwater go when snow melts?
3) What type of flow mechanism is dominant in subarctic conditions?
4) What does happen to the liquid content in the snowpack and how do isotopic compositions vary with the change in temperature?
5) How does snowmelt influence the plant-water uptake mechanism?
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