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Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Professor, Head & Dean

Ph.D. (Geophysics/Meteorology) from BHU, M.Sc. (Tech.) in Geophysics (Meteorology) from BHU and DYSc. From BHU

rajesh.kumar@curaj.ac.in

917827286695

  • Environmental Sciences – in general
  • Cryosphere (Glaciological Research) - In-situ/ex-situ  observations
  • Climate Change impact assessment on snow and glaciers,
  • Water Quality and quantity assessment in the snow and glacier-fed river systems of Himalaya,
  • Application of Remote Sensing and GIS on Cryosphere research
  • Application of Remote Sensing and GIS on Cryospheric and Air Pollution research

 

PhD. Awarded (1994-1998)

Department of Geophysics, Banaras Hindu University.

Ph.D. (Reg: 06.08.1994):  03-05-2000

Thesis submitted:   15-12-1998

Thesis Awarded:    21-04-1999

Thesis Title: Application of crop growth simulation model in determining optimum sowing dates, irrigation management and yield prediction of Soybean at a few stations in the State of Madhya Pradesh'.​

M.Sc. (Tech.) Geophysics (Meteorology) – 1994, Banaras Hindu University.

Diploma in Yogic Science, Banaras Hindu University.

B.Sc.  Physics (Hons.) – 1991, Ranchi University.

Details of Teaching / Research/ Work Experience (Post PhD)

1. Professor

    Department of Environmental Science, School of Earth Sciences

    Central University of Rajasthan, Bandar Sindri-305817, Ajmer, (India)

    09/07/2019 - till date

2. Professor

    Department of Environmental Science

    Sharda University, Plot no 32, 34, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh – 201310 (India)

    01/04/2015 - 08/07/2019

3. Associate Professor

    Department of Environmental Science

    Sharda University, Plot no 32, 34, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh – 201310 (India)

    24/05/2010 - 31/03/2015

4. Scientific Officer

    Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur

    Central Road, Malviya Nagar Industrial Area, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan – 302017

    14/08/2006 - 22/05/2010

5. Jr. Scientific Officer

    Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

    Ranchi 835215, Jharkhand, India

    02/01/2006 - 10/08/2006

6. Sr. Research Associate

    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, JNU Ring Rd

    New Delhi, Delhi 110067

    01/11/2001 - 30/11/2005

7. Research Associate

    CSIR-National Physical Laboratory

    Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi – 110012

    10/09/1999 - 31/10/2001

S. No. Authors Title of Article Journal/Conference Details Journal/Conference Publication Year
1 11 Catastrophic ice-debris flow in the Rishiganga River, Chamoli, Uttarakhand (India), Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk Journal 2022
2 7 Surface mass balance analysis at Naradu Glacier, Western Himalaya, India. SCIENTIFIC Report Journal 2021
3 4 Dynamics of Amphan Cyclone and associated changes in ocean, land meteorological and atmospheric parameters MAUSAM Journal 2021
4 5 Quantification of volume loss and snout retreat from 1980 to 2019 of Baspa basin glaciers, western Himalaya. Materials Today: Proceedings Journal 2021
5 3 Suspended sediment dynamics and associated hydro-meteorological interrelations in East Rathong Glacier, Eastern Himalaya. India. Materials Today: Proceedings Journal 2021
6 4 Impact of Tropical Cyclone “Fani” on Land, Ocean, Atmospheric and Meteorological Parameters. Marine Pollution Bulletin Journal 2021
7 4 Change in Land and Ocean Parameters along the Track of Tropical Cyclone Fani In 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) Conference 2020
8 3 Rainfall and streamflow trends of Thuchila River, Southern Malawi Materials Today: Proceedings Journal 2020
9 2 A statistical approach to estimate equilibrium line altitude (ELA) and its trend analysis on Naradu Glacier, Himachal Himalaya Materials Today: Proceedings Journal 2020
10 4 Melt Runoff Characteristics and Hydro-Meteorological Assessment of East Rathong Glacier in Sikkim Himalaya, India Earth System and Environment Journal 2020
11 5 16S rRNA molecular profiling of heavy metal tolerant bacterial communities isolated from soil contaminated by electronic waste Folia Microbiologica Journal 2020
12 3 AHP based Flood Hazard Zonation and Risk Assessment in the Bhagirathi River Basin, India Disaster Advances Journal 2020
13 4 Grain Size Analysis of Dune and Bar Sediments of the Shyok River between Khalsar and Hunder Village, Karakoram Range, Ladakh, India Journal Geological Society of India Journal 2020
14 4 Flood Hazard Zonation of Bhagirathi River Basin using Multi-Criteria Decision-Analysis in Uttarakhand International Journal on Emerging Technologies Journal 2020
15 4 Lake Inventory and Evolution of Glacial Lakes in the Nubra-Shyok Basin of Karakoram Range Earth System and Environment Journal 2019
16 6 Hydro-geochemical characteristics of glacial meltwater from Naradu Glacier catchment, Western Himalaya Environmental Earth Science Journal 2019
17 4 Modelling of sectoral emissions of short-lived and long-lived climate pollutants under various control technological strategies Science of the Total Environment Journal 2019
18 7 Distribution of trace metal in Shaune Garang catchment: evidence from particles and nanoparticles Materials Today: Proceedings Journal 2019
19 4 Impact of Deadly Dust storms (May 2018) on Air Quality, Meteorological and Atmospheric Parameters over the Northern Parts of India GeoHealth Journal 2019
20 8 Hydro-geochemical analysis of melt water draining from Bilare Banga glacier, Western Himalaya Acta Geophysica Journal 2019
21 3 Coupling between Land–Ocean–Atmosphere and Pronounced Changes in Atmospheric/Meteorological Parameters Associated with the Hudhud Cyclone of October 2014 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Journal 2018
22 5 Heterogeneity in topographic control on velocities of Western Himalayan glaciers SCIENTIFIC Reports Journal 2018
23 3 Mass Balance Status of Indian Himalayan Glaciers: A brief review Frontier in Environmental Science Journal 2018
24 5 Changing climate and glacio-hydrology: a case study of Shaune Garang basin, Himachal Pradesh Int. J. Hydrology Science and Technology Journal 2018
25 6 Assessment of Indoor & Outdoor Black Carbon emissions in rural areas of Indo-Gangetic Plain: seasonal characteristics, source apportionment and radiative forcing Atmospheric Environment Journal 2018
26 8 Dynamics of suspended sediment load with respect to summer discharge and temperatures in Shaune Garang glacierised catchment, Western Himalaya Acta Geophysica Journal 2018
27 5 Nanoparticles in glacial melt water Materials Today: Proceedings Journal 2018
28 8 Long-term Monitoring of Surging Glaciers in Upper Shyok Valley, Karakoram Range, India: A Case Study of Rimo and Kumdan Groups of Glaciers Journal of Climate Change Journal 2018
29 5 Ambient black carbon, PM2.5 and PM10 at Patna: influence of anthropogenic emissions and brick kilns Science of the Total Environment Journal 2018
30 7 A review on remotely sensed land surface temperature anomaly as an earthquake precursor International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation Journal 2017
31 8 MODIS-based estimates of strong snow surface temperature anomaly related to high altitude earthquakes of 2015 Remote Sensing of Environment Journal 2017
32 8 Changing Climate and Glaciohydrology in Indian Himalayan region: a review WIREs Climate Change Journal 2016
33 8 Development of Glacio-hydrological Model for Discharge and Mass Balance Reconstruction Water Resources Management Journal 2016
34 4 Automated detection and temporal monitoring of crevasses using remote sensing and their implications for glacier dynamics Annals of Glaciology Journal 2016
35 5 UAVs as remote sensing platform in glaciology: Present applications and future prospects Remote Sensing of Environment Journal 2016
36 4 GMS is Powerful Force in Passenger Car Segment of Indian Automobile Industry to Enhance Innovation and Widen Profits International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT) Journal 2015
37 4 Remote sensing flow velocity of debris-covered glaciers using Landsat 8 data Remote sensing in glacier velocity estimation and a novel approach for debris-covered glaciers Progress in physical geography Journal 2015
38 2 Statistical Analysis to Investigate the Possible Impact of Climate Change on Water Availability in Letaba River of South Africa International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE) Journal 2015
39 8 A lake detection algorithm (LDA) using Landsat 8 data: a comparative approach in glacial environment International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation Journal 2015
40 7 Applicability of Landsat 8 data for characterising glacier facies and supraglacial debris International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation Journal 2015
41 3 Meteorological Parameters of Naradu Glacier Valley, India: an Analysis ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences Journal 2014
42 5 Temperature trend analysis in the glacier region of Naradu Valley, Himachal Himalaya, India Comptes Rendus Geoscience Journal 2014
43 5 Floristic Diversity and Distribution Pattern of Plant Communities along Altitudinal Gradient in Sangla Valley, Northwest Himalaya The Scientific World Journal Journal 2014
44 2 Role of Clean Development Mechanism to Promote Wind Energy: Case Study, Tamil Nadu Based Wind Power Project ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences Journal 2014
45 5 Interannual and Intraseasonal Variability in Fine Mode Particles over Delhi: Influence of Meteorology Advances in Meteorology Journal 2013
46 3 Glacier melt and Climate Change in the Himalayas: Building Adaptive Strategies for the future The International Journal of Climate Change Impacts and Responses Journal 2009
47 12 Four years of mass balance on Chhota Shigri Glacier, Himachal Pradesh, India, a new benchmark glacier in the western Himalaya Journal of Glaciology Journal 2007
48 6 Remote sensing estimates of glacier mass balances in the Himachal Pradesh (Western Himalaya, India) Remote Sensing of Environment Journal 2007
49 6 Performance deterioration of a communication link 13 GHz due to rain Indian J. Physics Journal 2005
50 6 Optimum Sowing dates for Soybean in central India using CROPGRO and ClimProb Symbiosis Journal of Meteorological Applications, Royal Met. Society Journal 2002
51 3 Rain attenuation at 13 GHz over a LOS terrestrial link situated in Indian eastern sector Indian Journal of physics Journal 2003
52 2 Cloud characteristics and cloud attenuation in millimeter wave and micro wave frequency bands for satellite and remote sensing application over a northern Indian tropical station International Journal of Infrared and millimeter waves, USA Journal 2002
53 3 Cloud characteristics and cloud attenuation over Kolkata Indian Journal of Physics Journal 2001

Project (Major):  Ongoing - 01

1. Project Title: Study of Glacio-hydrological Processes at Naradu Glacier, Western Himalaya

    Total Budget: Rs. 59,40,380/- (Fifty-nine lakh, forty thousand, three hundred eighty).

    Position in Project: Principal investigator Sanctioned by: Climate Change Program (CCPD), DST, Govt. of India, Year of Sanction:2020, Year of Completion: 2023.

Project (Major):  Completed - 07

1. Project Title: Integrated Studies of Himalayan Cryosphere (ISHC)" Energy Balance study on Batal Glacier, Himachal Himalaya.

    Total Budget: Rs. 20,00,000/- (Twenty lakh).

    Position in Project: Principal investigator Sanctioned by: Space Application Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad, Year of Sanction:2017, Year of Completion: 2019.

2. Project Title: Estimation of glacier mass balance, glacier dynamics and surface flow using UAV's (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in Baspa Basin, Himachal Pradesh.

    Total Budget: Rs. 49,73,053/- (Forty-nine lakh, seventy-three thousand, fifty-three).

    Position in Project: Principal investigator Sanctioned by: Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India, Year of Sanction:2016, Year of Completion: 2019.

3. Project Title: Contribution to High Asia Runoff from Ice and Snow (CHARIS).

    Total Budget: $ 1,12,100, 75,86,500@ Rs. 65/USD.

    Position in Project: Principal investigator Sanctioned by: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA, Year of Sanction:2013, Year of Completion: 2018.

4. Project Title: Study of Glacio-hydro-meteorological Processes at the Naradu Glacier.

    Total Budget: Rs. 50,55,000/- (Fifty lakh, fifty-five thousand).

    Position in Project: Principal investigator Sanctioned by: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, Year of Sanction:2015, Year of Completion: 2018.

5. Project Title: Snout Monitoring, Mapping, Mass and Energy Balance and Assessment of Biophysical Environment of Naradu Glacier, H.P.

    Total Budget: Rs. 19,61,800/- (Nineteen lakh, sixty-one thousand, eight hundred).

    Position in Project: Principal investigator Sanctioned by: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, Year of Sanction:2010, Year of Completion: 2015.

6. Project Title: Case studies of impacts of climate change on hydrological regime in Nepal, India, and Afghanistan.

    Total Budget: Rs. $ 31,000 ~ 17,00,000/- (Seventeen lakh).

    Position in Project: Principal investigator Sanctioned by: South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI), ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, Year of Sanction:2012, Year of Completion:2013.

7. Project Title: Impact of climate change on Himalayan glaciers in Uttarakhand with special reference to Gangotri and related glaciers.

    Total Budget: Rs. 49,73,053/- (Forty-nine lakh, seventy-three thousand, fifty-three).

    Position in Project: Principal investigator Sanctioned by: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India, Year of Sanction:2007, Year of Completion: 2010.