The Hindu Kush-Himalayan region - Climate (3/3)
|Maximum daily temperature range in relation to stream order in temperate streams. Daily temperature fluctuations are common in small streams due to day versus night changes in air temperature and absorption of solar radiation. Large rivers are less variable because of their greater volume, and headwaters often are less variable because of groundwater influence and shading.
|Mean annual precipitation in the HKH region.
Source: J.E. Schwartzberg, ed., A Historical Atlas of South Asia (Chicago, 1978), in Robinson, F. (1989)