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Research Papers in International Journals/ Books

  1. Modeling annual rainfall time series in Saudi Arabia using first-order autoregressive AR(1) model, Masood, A., Jarbou Bahrawi & Amro Elfeki, (2019): Arabian Journal of Geosciences 12:191 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-019-4330-3.
  2. Assessment of climate extremes in future projections downscaled by multiple statistical downscaling methods over Pakistan. Ali, S., Eum, H. I., Jaepil, C., Li, D., Khan, F., Dairaku, K., & Fahad, S. (2019). Atmospheric Research.
  3. Spatio-Temporal Variability of Summer Monsoon Onset over Pakista, Ali, S., Bushra Khalid, Kiani, R. S., Romaisa Babar, Sana Nasir, Rehman, N., Adnan, M., Goheer, M. A., (2019), “Asia-Pacific J Atmos Sci (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13143-019-00130-z.
  4. The Sensitivity of DTR to the Increased CO2 over Mid-latitude Semi-dry Regions, Dogar, M. M. (2019). JOJ Horticulture and Aboriculture, 2(2), 001-007.
  5. Towards understanding the global and regional climatic impacts of Modoki magnitude. Dogar, M. M., Kucharski, F., Sato, T., Mehmood, S., Ali, S., Gong, Z., & Arraut, J. (2019). Global and planetary change, 172, 223-241.
  6. Regional Climate Response of Middle Eastern, African and South Asian Monsoon Regions to Explosive Volcanism and ENSO Forcing. Dogar, M. M., & Sato, T. (2019). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
  7. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Flood Risk on the Chenab River, Hassan, S. S.,  Ajmal, M., Khan, A. A., Goheer, M. A., Muhammad Shahzad Khattak, Ali, S., Ijaz, M. and Adnan, M., (2019), Weather Journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.3490.
  8. Groundwater Vulnerability Mapping in Faisalabad District Using GIS Based Drastic Model. A.Shakoor, Z.M.Khan, U.Umar Farid, M.Sultan, Khan, A.A., I.Ahmad and M.Azmat (2019). Matec Web of Conferences 246, 01001  ISWSO.
  9. Wheat Production Under Changing Climate: Consequences of Environmental Vulnerabilities on Different Abiotic and Biotic Stresses. T Qadir,K. Akhtar, Ahmad, A., A.Shakoor,M. Saqib,S .Hussain and M.Rafiq. 2019.  J. Glob. Innov. Agric. Soc. Sci., (2019), 7(1):7-17.ISSN (Online): 2311-3839; ISSN (Print): 2312-5225http://www.jgiass.com.
  10. Identification of Influencing Factors for Optimal Adoptability of High Efficiency Irrigation System (HEIS) in Punjab, Pakistan, H.Umar Farid, M. Zubair, Z. M. Khan, A. Shakoor, B. Mustafa, Khan, A.A., M.Mubeen, M.N. Anjum, I.Ahmad (2019), Sarhad Journal of Agriculture. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture. June 2019, Volume 32, Issue 2, Page 539-549.
  11. Effect of Cold and Heat Stress on Different Stages of Wheat: S.Hussain,*, Khan, A.A., A. Shakoor, Goheer, M. A., T. Qadir, M. Mujtaba and  Z Hussain. (2019). A Review. J. Glob. Innov. Agric. Soc. Sci., 2018,6(4): 123-128.
  12. Spatio‑Temporal Analysis of Early Twenty‑First Century Areal Changes in the Kabul River Basin Cryosphere, Masood, A., M. Z. Hashmi, Mushtaq, H., (2018) Earth Systems and Environment (2018) 2:563–571 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41748-018-0066-6.
  13. Detrimental Effects of Climate Change on Women, Abid, M.; Abid, Z., Zafar, Q., Mahmood, S. (2018), Earth Systems and Environment, Springer Journal. Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 537–551.
  14. Assessment and Mitigation of Methane Emissions from Livestock Sector in Pakistan. G.Habib and A.Ahmad. 2018. Earth Systems and Environment: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41748-018-0076-4, Earth Syst Environ 2, 601–608.
  15. Assessment of CMIP5 climate models over South Asia and climate change projections over Pakistan under representative concentration pathways: Nadia Rehman, Muhammad Adnan and Shaukat Ali (2018), “International Journal of Global Warming (IJGW), 16(4),DOI: 10.1504/IJGW.2018.095994;
  16. Greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector: a case study of Rawalpindi in Pakistan: Ilmas, B., Mir, K.A., & Khalid, S. (2018) Carbon Management, 1-10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17583004.2018.1530025;
  17. Seasonal assessment and classification of aerosols transported to Lahore using AERONET and MODIS deep blue retrievals, Zafar Q, Zafar S, Holben B (2018):. Int. J. Climatology. 38: 1022–1040;
  18. The application of a single‐model ensemble system to the seasonal prediction of winter temperatures for Islamabad and Lahore using coupled general circulation models, Khalid, B., Bueh, C., Javeed, Shaukat Ali, S., Sultana, Q., & Khalid, A. (2018). Weather73(5), 159-164;
  19. Concentrations and source regions of light-absorbing particles in snow/ice in northern Pakistan and their impact on snow albedo. .Gul, C., Puppala, S. P., Kang, S., Adhikary, B., Zhang, Y., Shaukat Ali., Li, Y., and Li, X. (2018). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics18(7), 4981-5000;
  20. Evaluation of statistical downscaling models using pattern and dependence structure in the monsoon‐dominated region of Pakistan, Khan, F., Shaukat Ali., & Pilz, J. (2018). Weather73(6), 193-203;
  21. Assessment and correction of BCC_CSM's performance in capturing leading modes of summer precipitation over North Asia, Gong, Z., Dogar, M. M., Qiao, S., Hu, P., & Feng, G. (2018):  International Journal of Climatology, 38(5), 2201-2214;
  22. Spatio‑Temporal Analysis of Early Twenty‑First Century Areal Changes in the Kabul River Basin Cryosphere, Amjad Masood, Muhammad Zia ur Rahman Hashmi, Haris Mushtaq. (2018).  Earth Systems and Environment (2018) 2:563–571 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41748-018-0066-6;
  23. Groundwater share quantification through flood hydrographs simulation using two temporal rainfall distributions, Khaled S. Balkhair, Amjad Masood, Mansour Almazroui, Khalil Ur Rahman, Omar A. Bamaga, Ahmed S. Kamis, Iqbal Ahmed, Mohammed I. Al-Zahrani, K. Hesham, Desalination and Water Treatment 114 (2018) 109-119, doi:10.5004/dwt.2018.22346;
  24. Prediction of Pakistan Summer Rainfall from Global SST and SLP, M. Adnan, N. Rehman, S. Ali, S. Mehmood, K. A. Mir, A. A. Khan and B. Khalid, Weather, 2017, 72(3), https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.2784;
  25. Improved hydrological projections and reservoir management in the Upper Indus Basin under the changing climate. Khan, F., Pilz, J., & Shaukat Ali. (2017). Water and environment journal31(2), 235-244;
  26. Using Landsat images to monitor changes in the snow-covered area of selected glaciers in northern Pakistan. Gul, C., Kang, S. C., Ghauri, B., Haq, M., Muhammad, S., & Shaukat Ali. (2017). Journal of Mountain Science14(10), 2013-2027;
  27. Study of the global and regional climatic impacts of ENSO magnitude using SPEEDY AGCM, Dogar, M. M., Kucharski, F., & Azharuddin, S. (2017). Journal of Earth System Science, 126(2), 30;
  28. Sensitivity of the regional climate in the Middle East and North Africa to volcanic perturbations, Dogar, M. M., Stenchikov, G., Osipov, S., Wyman, B., & Zhao, M. (2017). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(15), 7922-7948;
  29. Limitations of BCC_CSM's ability to predict summer precipitation over East Asia and the Northwestern Pacific, Gong, Z., Dogar, M. M. A., Qiao, S., Hu, P., & Feng, G. (2017) Atmospheric research, 193, 184-191;
  30. Sensitivity evaluation of convective parameterizations and spectral nudging schemes in historical dynamical downscaling for South Asia, Ramzan M., Ham S., Amjad M., Chang E., Yoshimura K., (2017), Advances in Meteorology.  (https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7560818);
  31. Response of Yield and Related Attributes of Upland Cotton to Weather Variables, K. Ullah, M. Idrees, Z. Mahmood, T. Iqbal, S. Muhamad. H.Haq, A.Ahmad, S.Hussain. (2017). American Journal of Plant Sciences, (2017), 8, 1711-1720. http://www.scirp.org/journal/ajps, ISSN Online: 2158-2750, ISSN Print: 2158-2742;
  32. Prediction of summer rainfall in Pakistan from global sea-surface temperature and sea-level pressure, M. Adnan, Rehman, N., Ali, S., Mehmood, S., Mir, K. A., Khan, A. A. and Khalid, B. (2017). Weather,72:76–84. doi:10.1002/wea.2784;
  33. Improved hydrological projections and reservoir management in the Upper Indus Basin under the changing climate: Khan, F., Pilz, J., & Shaukat Ali. (2017). Water and Environment Journal.
  34. Prediction of summer rainfall in Pakistan from global sea surface temperature and sea level pressure: Adnan, M., Rehman, N., Shaukat Ali, Mehmood, S., Mir, K. A., Khan, A. A., & Khalid, B. (2017). Weather, 72(3), 76-84.
  35. "Analysis of baseline and alternative air quality scenarios for Pakistan: an integrated approach." Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2016): 1-14. Kaleem Anwar Mir, Pallav Purohit, Gary A. Goldstein, and Rajasekhar Balasubramanian.
  36. Twenty first century climatic and hydrological changes over Upper Indus Basin of Himalayan region of Pakistan, Shaukat Ali, Dan Li, Fu Congbin and Firdos Khan, Environmental Research Letters, 10(1), 014007. (2015).
  37. Performance of convective parameterization schemes in Asia using RegCM: Simulations in three typical regions for the period 1998–2002, Shaukat Ali, Dan Li, Fu Congbin and Yang Yang, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 32(5), 715-730. (2015).
  38. Coupling of Regional Climate Model (RCM) and Hydrological Model, Shaukat Ali, Dan Li, Fu Congbin, Firdos Khan and Yang Yang, of Amur-Okhotsk Consortium. (2014).
  39. Food Security and Food Production Systems, Porter, J.R., L. Xie, A. Challinor, K. Cochrane, S.M. Howden, M.M. Iqbal, D.B. Lobell and M.I. Travasso, 2014. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, pp 485-533 (2014).
  40. Climate Variability and its Impacts on Water Resources in Upper Indus Basin under IPCC Climate Change Scenarios, Firdos Khan, Juergen Pilz, Muhammad Amjad and David Wiberg. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Global Warming (2014). http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijgw
  41. Application of a stochastic weather generator to assess climate change impacts in a semi-arid climate: the Upper Indus Basin, N Forsythe, HJ Fowler, S Blenkinsop, A Burton, CG Kilsby, DR Archer, C Harpham, Hashmi, M. Z. Journal of Hydrology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.06.031 (2014).
  42. Use of Gene Expression Programming in Regionalization of Flow Duration Curve, Hashmi, M. Z. and A. Y. Shamseldin. Advances in Water Resources, DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2014.02.009 (2014).
  43. Evaluation of weather research and forecasting model for the assessment of wind resource over Gharo, Pakistan, Muhammad Amjad, Qudsia Zafar, Firdos Khan and M. Munir Sheikh. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4089 (2014).
  44. Trends in extreme daily rainfall and temperature indices over South Asia, Sheikh, M.M., N. Manzoor, J. Ashraf, M. Adnan, D. Collins, S. Hameed, M.J. Manton, A.U. Ahmad, S.K. Baidya, H.P. Borganokar, N. Islam, D. Jayasinghearachchi, D.R. Kothawale, K.H.M.S. Premlal, J.V. Revadikar and M.I. Shrestha, International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4081 (2014).
  45. A new magnitude category disaggregation approach for temporal high-resolution rainfall intensities, Muhammad Rehan Anis and Michael Rode, Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10227 (2014).
  46. Climate change impacts and adaptation options for water and food in Pakistan: scenario analysis using an integrated global water and food projections model, Zhu, T., C. Ringler, M.M. Iqbal, T.B. Sulser and M.A. Goheer, Water International, 38 (No.5), 651-669 (2013).
  47. Statistically Downscaled Probabilistic Multi-model Ensemble Projections of Precipitation Change in a Watershed, Hashmi M. Z., A. Y. Shamseldin and B.W. Melville. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8413 (2013).
  48. Remote-sensing assessment of glacier fluctuations in the Hindu Raj, Pakistan, Mehmet A. Sarikya , Michael P. Bishop , John F. Shroder and Ghazanfar Ali, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34:11, 3968-3985 (2013).
  49. Future climate of Sri Lanka: An approach through dynamic downscaling of ECHAM4 General Circulation Model (GCM). Punyawardena, B. V. R., S. Mehmood, A. K. Hettiarachchi, M. M. Iqbal, A. S. H. S. A. De Silva and M. A. Goheer. Tropical Agriculturist, 61:35-50 (2012).
  50. Spatio-Temporal Analusis under Climate Change by Combined Use of Crop simulation Modeling and Remote Sensing Techniques, M. Ijaz and M.A. Goheer. 2012. Proc. ISNET (Inter Islamic Network on Space Science & Technologies)/CSE Workshop on ‘Application of Space Technology for Food Security’, Dakar, Senegal, 9-14 July 2012, pp 76-82 (ISBN: 978-969-9392-02-3, (2012)).
  51. Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security in Pakistan, M. Mohsin Iqbal, M.A. Goheer and A.M. Khan. GCISC part of the Joint Paper with IFPRI, USA, 26 pages (2012).
  52. “Climate Change and Hydrologic Systems: Some Recent Advances in Statistical Downscaling, Hashmi, M. Z., A. Y. Shamseldin and B. W. Melville, Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-8484-8843-8 (2012).
  53. “Impact of altitude and latitude on changes in temperature extremes over South Asia during 1971-2000”, J. V. Revadekar, S. Hameed, D. Collins, M. Manton, M.M. Sheikh, H. P. Borgaonkar, D. R. Kothawale, M. Adnan, A. U. Ahmed, J. Ashraf, S. Baidya, N. Islam, D. Jayasinghearachchi, N. Manzoor, K. H. M. S. Premalal and M. L. Shreshta. Int. J. Climatol. (DOI: 10.1002/joc.3418) (2012).
  54. Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security in the HKH Region, M. Mohsin Iqbal, M.A. Goheer and A.M. Khan, Background Paper prepared for ICIMOD, Nepal, for their Synthesis Report on ‘HKH Regional Climate Change’, 21 pages (2011).
  55. Chapter 8 in the book titled: Global Environmental Changes in South Asia: A Regional Perspective, S. Nandargi, O.N. Dhar, M. Munir Sheikh, Brenna Enright and M.M.Q. Mirza., Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India (2010) (ISBN: 81-85589-73-9).
  56. Chapter 3 in the book titled: Global Environmental Changes in South Asia: A Regional Perspective, A.K. Singhvi, Rupa Kumar, M. Thamban, A.K.Gupta, V.S. Kale, R.R. Yadev, A. Bhattacharyya, N.R. Phadtare, P.D .Roy, M.S. Chauhan, O.S. Chauhan, S. Chakravorty, M.M. Sheikh, N. Manzoor, M. Adnan, J. Ashraf, Arshad M. Khan, D.A. Quadir, L.P. Devkota and A.B. Sharma., Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India (2010) (ISBN: 81-85589-73-9).
  57. Vulnerability and Adaptability of Wheat Production in Different Climatic Zones of Pakistan under Climate Change Scenarios, Humaira Sultana, Nazim Ali, M. Mohsin Iqbal, Arshad M. Khan, Climatic Change, 94 (No. 1-2):123-142, (2009).
  58. Planting window as an adaptation option to offset the likely impacts of climate change with emphasis on Rainfed areas. In ‘Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions’, Sultana, H., G. Hoogenboom and M.M. Iqbal. (P41.34), IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Sciences, 6, 412044 (doi: 10.1088/1755-1307/6/1/412044), (2009).
  59. Future Change in the Frequency of Warm and Cold Spells over Pakistan simulated by the PRECIS Regional Climate Model, Siraj-ul-Islam, Nadia Rehman, M. Munir Sheikh, Climatic Change, 94 (No. 1-2): 35-45, (2009), DOI: 10.1007/s10584-009-9557-7.
  60. Trends in Daily Climatic Extremes of Temperature and Precipitation in Nepal, Saraju Baidya, Madan L. Shrestha, and M.M. Sheikh, Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology, 5, No.1, (2008).
  61. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agro-Ecosystems and their contribution to environmental change in the Indus Basin of Pakistan, M. Mohsin Iqbal and M. Arif Goheer, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, China, 25 (No. 6):1043-1052 (2008).
  62. Chapter 7: Droughts in Pakistan: Causes, Impacts and Remedial Measures, in the book entitled: Climate and Water Resources in South Asia: Vulnerability and Adaptation, Pervaiz Amir, M. Munir Sheikh, published by APN, Japan, START and Fred J Hansen. Institute for World Peace (2007).
  63. Chapter 3: Hydrometeorology of Floods and Droughts in South Asia – A Brief Appraisal, in the book titled: Climate and Water Resources in South Asia: Vulnerability and Adaptation, S. Nandargi, O.N. Dhar, M.M.Q. Mirza, Brenna Enright and M. Munir Sheikh, published by APN, Japan, START and Fred J Hansen. Institute for World Peace (2007). 
  64. Regional Climate Modeling for the Developing World: The ICTP RegCM3 and RegCNET, Jeremy S. Pal, Filippo Giorgi, M. Ashfaq, Faisal S. Syed, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, pp 1396-1409, (2007).
  65. Prospects for Wheat Production under Changing Climate in Mountain Areas of Pakistan – An Econometric Analysis, Syed Sajidn Hussain, Muhammad Mudasser, Science Direct, Agricultural Systems, Elsevier Applied Science, UK, Vol.94 pp. 494-501, (2007).
  66. Droughts in Pakistan: Causes, Impacts and Remedial Measures, Pervaiz Amir and M. Munir Sheikh, Chapter 7 in the Book: Climate and water Resources in South Asia: Vulnerability and Adaptation, Edited by Amir Muhammad, M. Monirul Qader Mirza and Bonnie A. Stewart, Asianics Agro Dev. International, (2006).
  67. Effect of Remote Forcings on the Winter Precipitation of Central Southwest Asia Part 1: Observations, Faisal S. Syed, Filippo Giorgi, Jeremy Pal, M. P. King, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Springer, Germany, Vol. 86, pp 147-160, (2006).

ED's Message


 GCISC heartily congratulates Mr. Muhammad Arif Goheer, Head-Agriculture & Coordination, on being elected as the CHAIR of the UNFCCC's Consultative Group of Experts (CGE). It's matter of pride for the Centre, Ministry of Climate Change and Pakistan. We wish him all the best for his new responsibilities.

 Ms. Naheed S. Durrani has taken the charge as Secretary Ministry of Climate Change. The Centre warmly welcomes her as the Secretary, MoCC as well as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of GCISC.