Recent Publications


  1. Majeed, U., Rashid, I., Sattar, A., Allen, S., Stoffel, M., Nüsser, M., & Schmidt, S. (2021). Recession of Gya Glacier and the 2014 glacial lake outburst flood in the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, India. Science of The Total Environment, 756,144008.[IF- 6.5]


  1. Rashid, I., & Majeed, U. (2020). Retreat and geodetic mass changes of Zemu Glacier, Sikkim Himalaya, India, between 1931 and 2018. Regional Environmental Change, 20(4), 1-13.[IF- 3.4 ]
  2. Rashid, I., Majeed, U., Aneaus, S., Cánovas, J. A. B., Stoffel, M., Najar, N. A., ... & Lotus, S. (2020). Impacts of Erratic Snowfall on Apple Orchards in Kashmir Valley, India. Sustainability, 12(21), 9206.[IF- 2.5 ]
  3. Murtaza, K. O., Dar, R. A., Paul, O. J., Bhat, N. A., & Romshoo, S. A. (2020). Glacial geomorphology and recent glacial recession of the Harmukh Range, NW Himalaya. Quaternary International.[IF- 2]
  4. Romshoo, S. A., Amin, M., Sastry, K. L. N., & Parmar, M. (2020). Integration of social, economic and environmental factors in GIS for land degradation vulnerability assessment in the Pir Panjal Himalaya, Kashmir, India. Applied Geography, 125, 102307.[IF- 3.5 ]
  5. Rashid, I., & Aneaus, S. (2020). Landscape transformation of an urban wetland in Kashmir Himalaya, India using high-resolution remote sensing data, geospatial modeling, and ground observations over the last 5 decades (1965–2018). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 192(10), 1-14.[IF- 1.9 ]
  6. Abdullah, T., Romshoo, S. A., & Rashid, I. (2020). The satellite observed glacier mass changes over the Upper Indus Basin during 2000–2012. Scientific reports, 10(1), 1- 9.[IF- 4]
  7. Romshoo, S. A., Bashir, J., & Rashid, I. (2020). Twenty-first century-end climate scenario of Jammu and Kashmir Himalaya, India, using ensemble climate models. Climatic Change, 162(3), 1473-1491.[IF- 4.13]
  8. Romshoo, S. A., Fayaz, M., Meraj, G., & Bahuguna, I. M. (2020). Satellite-observed glacier recession in the Kashmir Himalaya, India, from 1980 to 2018. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 192(9), 1-17.[IF- 1.9]
  9. Meraj, G., Farooq, M., Singh, S. K., Romshoo, S. A., Nathawat, M. S., & Kanga, S. (2020). Coronavirus Pandemic vs. Temperature in the context of Indian Subcontinent–A preliminary statistical analysis.
  10. Murtaza, K. O., & Romshoo, S. A. (2020). Applications of glacial geomorphological and lichenometric studies for reconstructing the Late Holocene glacial history of the Hoksar valley, Kashmir Himalaya, India. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, 1-18.[IF- 1.77]
  11. Dar, S. A., Bhat, S. U., Aneaus, S., & Rashid, I. (2020). A geospatial approach for limnological characterization of Nigeen Lake, Kashmir Himalaya. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 192(2), 1-18.[IF-1.9]
  12. Rashid, I., Majeed, U., Jan, A., & Glasser, N. F. (2020). The January 2018 to September 2019 surge of Shisper Glacier, Pakistan, detected from remote sensing observations. Geomorphology, 351, 106957.[IF-3.82]
  13. Majeed, U., & Rashid, I. (2020). Evaluating glacier surges in Karakoram region using earth observation data. Data in Brief, 105394.[IF-1]
  14. Rashid, I., Majeed, U., Aneaus, S., & Pelto, M. (2020). Linking the Recent Glacier Retreat and  Depleting  Streamflow  Patterns with  Land  System  Changes in  Kashmir  Himalaya, India. Water, 12(4), 1168.[IF-2.54]
  15. Nazir, S., Simnani, S., Sahoo, B. K., Rashid, I., & Masood, S. (2020). Dose estimation of radioactivity in groundwater of Srinagar City, Northwest Himalaya, employing fluorimetric and scintillation techniques.  Environmental    Geochemistry and  Health,    1-18.[IF-3.47 ]
  16. Ballesteros-Cánovas, J. A., Koul, T., Bashir, A., del Pozo, J. M. B., Allen, S., Guillet, S., & Alam, A. (2020). Recent flood hazards in Kashmir put into context with millennium-long historical and tree-ring records. Science of   The   Total   Environment, 722,   137875.[IF-6.55]
  17. Romshoo, S. A., Rashid, I., Altaf, S., & Dar, G. H. (2020). Jammu and Kashmir state: an overview. In Biodiversity of the Himalaya: Jammu and Kashmir State (pp. 129-166). Springer, Singapore.
  18. Rashid, I., & Romshoo, S. A. (2020). Impact of climate change on vegetation distribution in the Kashmir Himalaya. In Biodiversity of the Himalaya: Jammu and Kashmir State (pp. 1029-1047). Springer, Singapore.
  19. Murtaza, K. O., Romhoo, S. A., Rashid, I., & Shah, W. (2020). Geospatial assessment of groundwater quality in Udhampur District, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Proceedings of the National Academy   of   Sciences,   India   Section   A:   Physical   Sciences, 90(5),   883-897.[IF-0.9]


  1. Romshoo, S. A., & Fayaz, M. (2019) Use of High Resolution Remote Sensing for Improving Environmental Friendly Tourism Master Planning in the Alpine Himalaya: A Case Study of Sonamarg Tourist    Resort,    Kashmir.    J    Himal    Ecol    Sustain    Dev, 14,    34-52.
  2. Wada, Y., Vinca, A., Parkinson, S., Willaarts, B. A., Magnuszewski, P., Mochizuki, J., & Riahi, K. (2019). Co-designing Indus  water-energy-land futures. One Earth, 1(2), 185-194.
  3. Rashid, I., & Aneaus, S. (2019). High-resolution earth observation data for assessing the impact of land system changes on wetland health in Kashmir Himalaya, India. Arabian journal of Geosciences, 12(15), 453.[IF-1.24]
  4. Shafi, M., Jain, A., & Rashid, I. (2019). MODIS land surface temperature data for prediction of urban heat island effect. International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 5(4), 270-280.[IF-0.2]
  5. Dar, S. A., Bhat, S., Rashid, I., & Dar, S. A. (2019). Current Status of Wetlands in Srinagar City: Threats, Management Strategies and Future Perspectives. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7, 199.[IF-2.74]
  6. Gopalaswami, R., Romshoo, S. A., Chandra, R., & Natarajan, T. (2019). Environmental Infrasound and Its Impact on Public Health in the Kashmir Region. Open Journal of Earthquake Research, 8(3), 165-190.
  7. Pall, I. A., Meraj, G., & Romshoo, S. A. (2019). Applying integrated remote sensing and field-based approach to map glacial landform features of the Machoi Glacier valley, NW Himalaya. SN Applied Sciences, 1(5), 488.
  8. Zaz, S. N., Romshoo, S. A., Krishnamoorthy, R. T., & Viswanadhapalli, Y. (2019). Analyses of temperature and precipitation in the Indian Jammu and Kashmir region for the 1980–2016 period: implications for remote influence and extreme events. Atmospheric  Chemistry  & Physics, 19(1).[IF- 5.41]
  9. Rashid, I., Parray, A. A., & Romshoo, S. A. (2019). Evaluating the performance of remotely sensed precipitation estimates against in-situ observations during the September 2014 mega-flood in the  Kashmir  Valley. Asia-Pacific  Journal of  Atmospheric  Sciences, 55(2),  209-219. [IF-1.83]
  10. Amin, M., & Romshoo, S. A. (2019). Comparative assessment of soil erosion modelling approaches in a Himalayan watershed. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 5(1), 175-192.
  11. Rafiq, M., Romshoo, S. A., Mishra, A. K., & Jalal, F. (2019). Modelling Chorabari Lake outburst flood, Kedarnath, India. Journal of Mountain Science, 16(1), 64-76.[IF-1.42]


  1. Meraj, G., Khan, T., Romshoo, S. A., Farooq, M., Rohitashw, K., & Sheikh, B. A. (2018). An integrated geoinformatics and hydrological modelling-based approach for effective flood management in the Jhelum Basin, NW Himalaya. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings, 7(1), 8.
  2. Meraj, G., Romshoo, S. A., Ayoub, S., & Altaf, S. (2018). Geoinformatics based approach for estimating the sediment yield of the mountainous watersheds in Kashmir Himalaya, India. Geocarto International, 33(10), 1114-1138.[IF-2.39]
  3. Dar, R. A., Mir, S. A., & Romshoo, S. A. (2018). Influence of geomorphic and anthropogenic activities on channel morphology of River Jhelum in Kashmir Valley, NW Himalayas. Quaternary International, 507, 333-341.[IF-2]
  4. Rashid, I., & Majeed, U. (2018). Recent recession and potential future lake formation on Drang Drung glacier, Zanskar Himalaya, as assessed with earth observation data and glacier modelling. Environmental earth sciences, 77(12), 429.[IF-2.18]
  5. Marazi, A., & Romshoo, S. A. (2018). Streamflow response to shrinking glaciers under changing climate in the Lidder Valley, Kashmir Himalayas. Journal of Mountain Science15(6), 1241-1253.[IF-2.18]
  6. Khanday, S. A., Romshoo, S. A., Jehangir, A., Sahay, A., & Chauhan, P. (2018). Environmetric and GIS techniques for hydrochemical characterization of the Dal lake, Kashmir Himalaya, India. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 32(11), 3151-3168.[IF-2.35]
  7. Ganai, J. A., Rashid, S. A., & Romshoo, S. A. (2018). Evaluation of terrigenous input, diagenetic alteration and depositional conditions of Lower Carboniferous carbonates of Tethys Himalaya, India. Solid Earth Sciences, 3(2), 33-49.
  8. Hakim, Z. Q., Beig, G., Reka, S., Romshoo, S. A., & Rashid, I. (2018). Winter Burst of Pristine Kashmir Valley Air. Scientific reports, 8(1), 1-7.[IF-4]
  9. Romshoo, S. A., Rafiq, M., & Rashid, I. (2018). Spatio-temporal variation of land surface temperature and temperature lapse rate over mountainous Kashmir Himalaya. Journal of Mountain Science, 15(3), 563-576.[IF-1.42]
  10. Romshoo, S. A., Altaf, S., Rashid, I., & Dar, R. A. (2018). Climatic, geomorphic and anthropogenic drivers of the 2014 extreme flooding in the Jhelum basin of Kashmir, India. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 9(1), 224-248.[IF-3.33]
  11. Rashid, I., Abdullah, T., Glasser, N. F., Naz, H., & Romshoo, S. A. (2018). Surge of Hispar Glacier,  Pakistan,  between  2013  and  2017  detected from remote sensing observations. Geomorphology, 303, 410-416.[IF- 3.82]
  12. Chandra, R., Dar, J. A., Romshoo, S. A., Rashid, I., Parvez, I. A., Mir, S. A., & Fayaz, M. (2018). Seismic hazard and probability assessment of Kashmir valley, northwest Himalaya, India. Natural Hazards, 93(3), 1451-1477.[IF-3.55]


  1. Mir, R. R., Parvez, I. A., Gaur, V. K., Chandra, R., & Romshoo, S. A. (2017). Crustal structure beneath the Kashmir Basin adjoining the western Himalayan syntaxis. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 107(5), 2443-2458.[IF-2.27].
  2. Romshoo, S. A., Altaf, S., Amin, M., & Ameen, U. (2017). Sediment yield estimation for developing soil conservation strategies in GIS environment for the mountainous Marusudar catchment,          Chenab     basin,            J&K,  India. J      Himal     Ecol       Sustain      Dev, 12,  16-32.
  3. Bhat, M. A., Romshoo, S. A., & Beig, G. (2017). Aerosol black carbon at an urban site- Srinagar, Northwestern Himalaya, India: Seasonality, sources, meteorology and radiative forcing. Atmospheric Environment, 165, 336-348.[IF-4.01].
  4. Dar, R. A., Jaan, O., Murtaza, K. O., & Romshoo, S. A. (2017). Glacial-geomorphic study of the Thajwas glacier valley, Kashmir Himalayas, India. Quaternary International, 444, 157-171.[IF-2].
  5. Romshoo, S. A., Dar, R. A., Murtaza, K. O., Rashid, I., & Dar, F. A. (2017). Hydrochemical characterization and pollution assessment of groundwater in Jammu Siwaliks, India. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 189(3), 122.[IF-2.27].
  6. Rashid, I., Romshoo, S. A., & Abdullah, T. (2017). The recent deglaciation of Kolahoi valley in Kashmir Himalaya, India in response to the changing climate. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 138, 38-50.[IF-3.05].
  7. Rashid, I., Romshoo, S. A., Amin, M., Khanday, S. A., & Chauhan, P. (2017). Linking human- biophysical interactions with the trophic status of Dal Lake, Kashmir Himalaya, India. Limnologica, 62, 84-96.[IF-1.8].
  8. Sen, A., Abdelmaksoud, A. S., Ahammed, Y. N., Banerjee, T., Bhat, M. A., Chatterjee, A., ... & Gadi, R. (2017). Variations in particulate matter over Indo-Gangetic Plains and Indo-Himalayan Range during four field campaigns in winter monsoon and summer monsoon: role of pollution pathways. Atmospheric environment, 154, 200-224.[IF-4.01].
  9. Ali, I., Shukla, A., & Romshoo, S. A. (2017). Assessing linkages between spatial facies changes and dimensional variations of glaciers in the upper Indus Basin, western Himalaya. Geomorphology, 284, 115-129.[IF-3.82].
  10. Rashid, I., Bhat, M. A., & Romshoo, S. A. (2017). Assessing changes in the above ground biomass and carbon stocks of Lidder valley, Kashmir Himalaya, India. Geocarto international, 32(7), 717-734.[IF-2.39].
  11. Romshoo, S. A., Amin, M., Ahmad, I., & Sastry, K. L. N. (2016). Soil erosion estimation of Lidder watershed, Kashmir Himalaya using Morgan-Morgan-Finney model in GIS environment. J Himal Ecol Sustain Dev, 11(2016), 3-20.
  12. Shukla, A., Ali, I., Hasan, N., & Romshoo, S. A. (2017). Dimensional changes in the Kolahoi glacier from 1857 to 2014. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 189(1), 5.[IF-1.95].
  13. Khanday, S. A., Yousuf, A. R., Reshi, Z. A., Rashid, I., Jehangir, A., & Romshoo, S. A. (2017). Management of Nymphoides peltatum using water level fluctuations in freshwater lakes of Kashmir Himalaya. Limnology, 18(2), 219-231.[IF-1.8]


  1. Rashid, I., Romshoo, S. A., Hajam, J. A., & Abdullah, T. (2016). A semi-automated approach for mapping geomorphology in mountainous terrain, Ferozpora watershed (Kashmir Himalaya). Journal of the Geological Society of India, 88(2), 206-212.
  2. Rather, M. I., Rashid, I., Shahi, N., Murtaza, K. O., Hassan, K., Yousuf, A. R., ... & Shah, I. Y. (2016). Massive land system changes impact water quality of the Jhelum River in Kashmir Himalaya. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 188(3), 185.[IF-1.95]
  3. Murtaza, K. O., & Romshoo, S. A. (2017). Recent glacier changes in the Kashmir alpine Himalayas, India. Geocarto International32(2),188-205.[IF-2.39].
  4. Rashid, I., & Abdullah, T. (2016). Investigation of temporal change in glacial extent of Chitral watershed using Landsat data: a critique. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 188(10), 546.[IF-1.95].
  5. Shukla, A., & Ali, I. (2016). A hierarchical knowledge-based classification for glacier terrain mapping: a case study from Kolahoi Glacier, Kashmir Himalaya. Annals of Glaciology, 57(71), 1-10.[IF-2.3 ]


  1. Dar, R. A., Chandra, R., Romshoo, S. A., & Kowser, N. (2015). Micromorphological investigations of the Late Quaternary loess–paleosol sequences of the Kashmir Valley, India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 111, 328-338.[IF-3.05]
  2. Rashid, I., Romshoo, S. A., Chaturvedi, R. K., Ravindranath, N. H., Sukumar, R., Jayaraman, M., ... & Sharma, J. (2015). Projected climate change impacts on vegetation distribution over Kashmir Himalayas. Climatic Change, 132(4), 601-613.[IF-4.13]
  3. Meraj, G., Romshoo, S. A., Yousuf, A. R., Altaf, S., & Altaf, F. (2015). Assessing the influence of watershed characteristics on the flood vulnerability of Jhelum basin in Kashmir Himalaya. Natural Hazards, 77(1), 153-175.[IF-2.55]
  4. Dar, R. A., Chandra, R., Romshoo, S. A., Lone, M. A., & Ahmad, S. M. (2015). Isotopic and micromorphological studies of Late Quaternary loess–paleosol sequences of the Karewa Group: inferences for palaeoclimate of Kashmir Valley. Quaternary International, 371, 122-134.[IF-2]
  5. Muslim, M., Romshoo, S. A., & Rather, A. Q. (2015). Paddy crop yield estimation in Kashmir Himalayan rice bowl using remote sensing and simulation model. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(6), 316.[IF-1.95]
  6. Ali, N., & Romshoo, S. A. (2015) Streamflow Changes of Ferozpur Watershed in the Upper Indus Basin, Kashmir Himalayas. J. Himalayan Ecol. Sustian. Dev. Vol. 10 , 27-38 _of_Ferozpur_Watershed_in_the_Upper_Indus_Basin_Kashmir_Himalayas/links/581fed7408ae40da2cb25460.pdf.
  7. Malik, A. H., Rashid, I., Ganie, A. H., Khuroo, A. A., & Dar, G. H. (2015). Benefitting from geoinformatics: estimating floristic diversity of Warwan valley in Northwestern Himalaya, India. Journal of Mountain Science, 12(4), 854-863.[IF- 1.42].
  8. Romshoo, S. A., Dar, R. A., Rashid, I., Marazi, A., Ali, N., & Zaz, S. N. (2015). Implications of shrinking cryosphere under changing climate on the streamflows in the Lidder catchment in the Upper Indus Basin, India. Arctic, antarctic, and alpine research, 47(4), 627-644.[IF-2.23].
  9. Roy, P. S., Behera, M. D., Murthy, M. S. R., Roy, A., Singh, S., Kushwaha, S. P. S., ... & Gupta, S. (2015). New vegetation type map of India prepared using satellite remote sensing: Comparison with global vegetation maps and utilities. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 39, 142-159.[IF-4.65]


  1. Dar, R. A., Rashid, I., Romshoo, S. A., & Marazi, A. (2014). Sustainability of winter tourism in a changing climate over Kashmir Himalaya. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 186(4), 2549-2562.[IF-1.9].
  2. Altaf, S., Meraj, G., & Romshoo, S. A. (2014). Morphometry and land cover based multi-criteria analysis for assessing the soil erosion susceptibility of the western Himalayan watershed. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 186(12), 8391-8412.[IF-1.9].
  3. Dar, R. A., Romshoo, S. A., Chandra, R., & Ahmad, I. (2014). Tectono-geomorphic study of the Karewa Basin of Kashmir Valley. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 92, 143-156.[IF-3.05].
  4. Murtaza, K. O., & Romshoo, S. A. (2014). Determining the suitability and accuracy of various statistical algorithms for satellite data classification. International journal of geomatics and geosciences, 4(4), 585-599.
  5. Bahuguna, I. M., Rathore, B. P., Brahmbhatt, R., Sharma, M., Dhar, S., Randhawa, S. S.,  & Ajai.  (2014).  Are the  Himalayan glaciers retreating?. Current Science,  1008-1013.[IF-0.8].
  6. Romshoo, S. A., & Rashid, I. (2014). Assessing the impacts of changing land cover and climate on Hokersar wetland in Indian Himalayas. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7(1), 143-160.[IF-1.24]
  7. Murtaza, K. O., & Romshoo, S. A. (2014). Assessing the impact of spatial resolution on the accuracy of land cover classification. J.            Himalayan            Ecol.      Sustain.            Dev, 9.                   33-45
  8. Rafiq, M., Rashid, I., & Romshoo, S. A. (2014). Estimation and validation of remotely sensed land surface temperature in Kashmir valley. Journal of Himalayan Ecology & Sustainable Development, 9.1-18
  9. Showqi, I., Rashid, I., & Romshoo, S. A. (2014). Land use land cover dynamics as a function of changing demography and hydrology. GeoJournal, 79(3), 297-307.[IF-0.5]


  1. Dar, R. A., Chandra, R., & Romshoo, S. A. (2013). Morphotectonic and lithostratigraphic analysis of intermontane Karewa Basin of Kashmir Himalayas, India. Journal of mountain science, 10(1), 1-15.[IF-1.42]
  2. Altaf, F., Meraj, G., & Romshoo, S. A. (2013). Morphometric analysis to infer hydrological behaviour of Lidder watershed, Western Himalaya, India. Geography Journal, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/17802
  3. Zaz, S. N., & Romshoo, S. A. (2013). Recent variation in temperature trends in Kashmir Valley  (India). Journal of  Himalayan  Ecology  &  Sustainable  Development, 8,  42-63.
  4. Rashid, I., Romshoo, S. A., & Vijayalakshmi, T. (2013). Geospatial modelling approach for identifying disturbance regimes and biodiversity rich areas in North Western Himalayas, India. Biodiversity and conservation, 22(11), 2537-2566.[IF-3].
  5. Rashid, I., Farooq, M., Muslim, M., & Romshoo, S. A. (2013). Assessing the impact of anthropogenic activities on Manasbal Lake in Kashmir Himalayas. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 3(6), 2036-2047. doi: 10.6088/ijes.2013030600023
  6. Rashid, I., & Romshoo, S. A. (2013). Impact of anthropogenic activities on water quality of Lidder River in Kashmir Himalayas. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 185(6), 4705-4719.[IF-1.9].
  7. Badar, B., Romshoo, S. A., & Khan, M. A. (2013). Integrating biophysical and socioeconomic information for prioritizing watersheds in a Kashmir Himalayan lake: a remote sensing and GIS approach. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 185(8), 6419-6445.[IF-1.9]
  8. Dar, R. A., & Ramshoo, S. A. (2013). Estimating Daily Stream Flow in the Glacierized Mountainous Kashmir Himalayan Basin. Journal of     Research and Development, 12.
  9. Badar, B., Romshoo, S. A., & Khan, M. A. (2013). Modelling catchment hydrological responses in a Himalayan Lake as a function of changing land use and land cover. Journal of earth system science, 122(2), 433-449.[IF-1.4]


  1. Meraj, G., Romshoo, S. A., & Yousuf, A. R. (2012). Geoinformatics approach to qualitative forest density loss estimation and protection Cum conservation strategy-a case study of Pir Panjal range, J&K, India. International journal of current Research and review, 4(16), 47-61.
  2. Zaz, S. N., & Romshoo, S. A. (2012). Assessing the geoindicators of land degradation in the Kashmir Himalayan region, India. Natural hazards, 64(2), 1219-1245. DOI 10.1007/s11069-012-0293-3[IF-2.55]
  3. Romshoo, S. A., Bhat, S. A., & Rashid, I. (2012). Geoinformatics for assessing the morphometric control on hydrological response at watershed scale in the Upper Indus Basin. Journal of Earth System Science, 121(3), 659-686.