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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | None
EXAMINING THE GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL SETTINGS OF THE SELECTED WESTERN AND EASTERN HIMALAYAN RIVER BASINS
Anurag Chauhan
Pages: 2787-2796
Abstract
Subansiri and Alaknanda basins have a similar geoenvironmental configuration with regards to their physiography, weather, snow and glaciers, soil, geology and tectonics, forest cover, and ecology. The natural and cultural diversity found in the Himalayas make it a very special place to visit. In the Himalayas, the northward push of the Indian tectonic plate under the Central Asian plate has resulted in a complex of sub-parallel structural units. In geography, relief is the term used to describe the quantitative assessment of topographic variation. In a small region, it is the difference between the highest and lowest points. Rich biodiversity is found in both the eastern Himalayan Subansiri basin and the western Himalayan Alaknanda basin, however there are notable ecological variations between the two.
Keywords
Himalayas, Geo-environment, forest, eastern and western
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