Kashif Noor

M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Resources

Doctoral Researcher
Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering

5 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 16 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 7 citations. The author has a h-index of 2.00. (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Nyx-_owAAAAJ&hl=en)


Kashif Noor has started his research in the specialization of cold climate hydrology in Pallas, the subarctic region in Finland. The focus is 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 after melting, their surface and subsurface flow mechanisms and the high-frequency response of the stream water in the seasonally snow-dominated catchment. Kashif is exploiting well-established stable water isotope technique to reveal the spatiotemporal understanding of such 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?

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?

Research interests

  • Catchment Hydrology
  • Isotope Hydrology
  • Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction
  • Hydrological and Hydraulic Modelling

Research groups

  • Doctoral Researcher, Water Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Researcher, Subarctic Research Group (Pallas)

Selected publications

  • Noor, Kashif; Elfeki, Amro M. M. (2018) Stochastic modelling of a diffusive wave for flood propagation using the random walk particle tracking method in a hypothetical city. - Hydrological processes 32 (15), 2390-2404 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Abdulrazzak, Mohamed; Elfeki, Amro; Kamis, Ahmed Samy; Kassab, Mostafa; Alamri, Nassir; Noor, Kashif; Chaabani, Anis (2018) The impact of rainfall distribution patterns on hydrological and hydraulic response in arid regions: case study Medina, Saudi Arabia. - Arabian journal of geosciences 11 (21), 1-18, 679 . [Original]
  • Abdulrazzak, Mohamed; Elfeki, Amro; Kamis, Ahmed; Kassab, Moustafa; Alamri, Nassir; Chaabani, Anis; Noor, Kashif (2019) Flash flood risk assessment in urban arid environment: case study of Taibah and Islamic universities’ campuses, Medina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. - Geomatics natural hazards and risk 10 (1), 780-796 . [Original]