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Research Papers in International Journals/ Books

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. "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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. 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).
  10. 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).
  11. 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).
  12. 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).
  13. 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).
  14. 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).
  15. 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).
  16. 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).
  17. 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).
  18. 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)).
  19. 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).
  20. “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).
  21. “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).
  22. 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).
  23. 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).
  24. 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).
  25. 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).
  26. 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).
  27. 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.
  28. 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).
  29. 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).
  30. 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).
  31. 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). 
  32. 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).
  33. 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).
  34. 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).
  35. 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).
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