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Sankar Kumar Nath

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Geology & Geophysics

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,India,721302

+91 - 3222 - 283374

  • UGC National Hari OM Ashram Trust Awards: Homi J. Bhabha Award for Applied Sciences - 2004 (2005)
  • Dr. J Coggin Brown Memorial Gold Medal in Geological Sciences (2005)
  • SGAT Award of Excellence by the Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists (2004)
  • Bharat Jyoti Award by India International Friendship Society (2003)
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2002)
  • National Mineral Award by the Ministry of Mines (1999)
  • UGC National Hari Om Ashram Trust Award for 2004: Homi J. Bhabha Award For Applied Sciences ( 2006)
Fellow : National Academy of Sciences (Allahabad)


Biodata

Field of Specialisation:

  • Geophysical Tomography
  • Ground Water Geophysics
  • Seismic Hazard Assessment & Microzonation
  • Seismology & Seismic Prospecting
  • Computational Geophysics


CURRENT ONGOING PROJECTS

Current Sponsored Projects
  • Project Title : Global Seismic Monitoring by Broadband Seismological Observatory at IIT Kharagpur (GSM)
    Principal Investigator : Prof. Sankar Kumar Nath
    Sponsor : Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Project Title : Microzonation of Sikkim Region (MCZ)
    Principal Investigator : Prof. Sankar Kumar Nath
    Sponsor : Department of Science and Technology(earlier) Now Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Project Title : Create Infrastructure Facilities and Additional Provisions needed for sustaining a 24-Month M.Tech. Programme in Computational Seismology (SMS)
    Principal Investigator : Prof. Sankar Kumar Nath
    Sponsor : Department of Science and Technology(earlier) Now Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Project Title : National Capacity Building in Earthquake Engineering (EER)
    Principal Investigator : Prof. Sankar Kumar Nath
    Co-Principal-Investigators : Dr. N. Dhang, Dr. D. Roy and Dr. W. K. Mohanty
    Sponsor : Ministry of Home Affairs


Technologies Developed

List of Technologies




List of Publications

Books/Monographs


Journal Paper

Publications: 2007 - 2008
  • First Order Seismic Microzonation of Delhi, India using Geographic Information System (GIS) byMohanty, W. K., Walling, M. Y., Nath, S. K., and Pal, I., Natural HazardsVol. 40, pp. 245 – (2007)
  • A New Strategy for Phase Detection in Seismic Signals using an Adaptive Markov Amplitude Model byMohanty, W. K., Aurobinda Routray, A., and Nath, S. K., Current ScienceVol. 93(1), pp 54-60 (2007)
  • Seismic Microzonation and Earthquake Hazard Assessment by Nath, S. K., “Natural Hazards” Special VolumeSpl vol, pp. 213–2 (2007)
  • Precursory Correlation Dimensions for three Great Earthquakes by Singha Roy, P. N., and Nath, S. K.,Current ScienceVol93(11), 1522-1529 (2007)
  • Recent Seismicity in Northeast India and its Adjoining Region by Thingbaijam, K. K. S., Nath, S. K., Yadav, A., Raj, A., Walling, M. Y. and Mohanty, W. K., Journal of SeismologyVol. 12(1), 107-123(2008)
  • Disaster Mitigation and Management for West Bengal, India – an Appraisal by Nath, S. K., Roy, D., and Thingbaijam, K. K. Singh, Current ScienceVol. 94(7), 858–86 (2008)
  • Earthquake Hazard Zonation of Sikkim Himalaya using a GIS Platform by Pal, I., Nath, S. K., Shukla, K., Pal, D. K., Raj, A., Thingbaijam, K. K. Singh and Bansal, B. K., Natural Hazardsin press (2008)
  • Estimation of Maximum Earthquakes in Northeast Indian Region by Thingbaijam, K. K. Singh and Nath, S. K., PAGEOPHVol. 165, pp. 01-13 (2008)
  • Earthquake Hazard in the Northeast India - A Seismic Microzonation Approach with Typical Case Studies from Sikkim Himalaya and Guwahati city, by Nath, S. K., Thingbaijam, K. K. Singh, and Raj, A.,Journal of Earth System Sciencein press (2008)
  • Seismic Hazard Scenario and Attenuation Model of the Garhwal Himalaya using Near Field Synthesis from Weak Motion Seismometry by Nath, S. K., Shukla, K., and Vyas, M., Journal of Earth System Sciencein press (2008)
  • Site Amplification, Qs and Source Parameterization in Guwahati Region from Seismic and Geotechnical Analysis by Nath, S. K., Raj, A., Sharma, J., Thingbaijam, K.K.S., Kumar, A., Nandy, D. R., Yadav, M. K., Dasgupta, S., Majumdar, K., Kayal, J. R., Shukla, A. K., Deb, S. K., Pathak, J., Hazarika, P. J., Paul, D. K. and Bansal, B. K., Seismological Research Lettersin press (2008)
Publications: 2005 - 2006
  • First Order Seismic Microzonation of Delhi, India using Geographic Information System (GIS) byMohanty, W. K., Walling, M. Y., Nath, S. K., and Pal, I., Natural Hazardsin press (2006)
  • GIS based Seismic Hazard Mapping in the Sikkim Himalaya incorporating Site Conditions by Nath, S. K., Sengupta, P., Nath, A. and Bansal, B. K., Journal of Natural Disaster Sciencein press (2006)
Publications: 2004 - 2005
  • Seismic Transmission and Electrical resistivity tomography for the delineation of mine galleries in the Raniganj Coalfield, India by Nath, S. K. and Chakraborty, S, First Break22 (2004) 35-51
  • Seismic Hazard Mapping and Microzonation in the Sikkim Himalaya through GIS Integration of Site Effects and Strong Ground Motion Attributes by Nath, S. K., Natural Hazards31(2) (2004) 319-342
  • Cross-hole Seismic Tomography � A Geophysical Tool for detecting Mine Galleries by Nath, S. K.,National Academy Science Letters27(3 & 4) (2004) 77-94
  • A Seismic Hazard Scenario in the Sikkim Himalaya from Seismotectonics, Spectral Amplification, Source Parameterization and Spectral Attenuation Laws using Strong Motion Seismometry by Nath, S. K., Vyas, M., Pal, I. and Sengupta, P., Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth)110(B1) (2005) 1-24
  • Spectral Attenuation Models in the Sikkim Himalaya from the Observed and Simulated Strong Motion Events in the Region by Nath, S. K., Vyas, M., Pal, I., Singh, A. K., Mukherjee, S., and Sengupta, P.,Current Science88(2) (2005) 295-303
  • GHAP revisited for the Prediction of Maximum Credible Earthquake in the Sikkim Region by Vyas, M., Nath, S. K., Pal, I., Sengupta, P. and Mohanty, W. K., Acta Geophysica Polonica53(2) (2005) 143-152
  • The Great Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake of 26 December 2004 as perceived from the broadband seismograms of IIT, Kharagpur Seismological Observatory by Nath, S. K., Bhattacharya, S. N., Vyas, M., Pal, I., Sengupta, P., Mitra, S., Mohanty, W. K. and Ganguli, S. S., Current Science88(9) (2005) 1381-1383
  • An Initial Model of Seismic Microzonation of Sikkim Himalaya through thematic mapping and GIS Integration of Geological and Strong Motion Features by Nath, S. K.,, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences,25 (2005) 329-343
Some Earlier Publications
  • Analysis of Reflection Seismic Data using Empirical Mode Decomposition by Behura, J. and Nath, S. K.,Geophysics(2005) in press
  • Cross-hole Seismic Tomography � A Geophysical Tool for detecting Mine Galleries by Nath, S. K.,National Academy Science Letters27, 3 & 4 (2004) 77-94
  • Seismic Hazard Mapping and Microzonation in the Sikkim Himalaya through GIS Integration of Site Effects and Strong Ground Motion Attributes by Nath, S. K., Special Issue �Natural Hazards in South-Asia� of Natural Hazards31, 2 (2004) 319-342
  • Seismic Transmission and Electrical resistivity tomography for the delineation of mine galleries in the Raniganj Coalfield, India by Nath, S. K. and Chakraborty, S., First Break22 (2004) 35-51
  • Estimation of S-Wave Site Response in and around Delhi Region From Weak Motion Data by Nath, S. K., Sengupta, P., Srivastav, S. K., Bhattacharya, S. N., Datttatrayam, R. S., Prakash, R. a, Proceedings of The Indian Academy of Sciences - Earth and Planetary Sciences112, 3 (2003) 441-462
  • A least area approach of Hough Transform for pattern recognition in seismic reflection by Nath, S. K. and Behura, J, Acta Geophysica Polonicavol. 51, no. 2 (2003) 155- 164
  • Estimation of Aquifer parameters from surface Geoelectric measurements for the selection of suitable well sites by Shahid, S. and Nath, S. K, Journal of Applied HydrologyXV, 1 (2002) 41-49
  • Detection of Seismic Reflections from Seismic Attributes through Fractal Analysis by Nath, S. K. and Dewangan, P, Geophysical Prospecting50 (2002) 341-360
  • Determination of Site Response at Garhwal Himalaya from the aftershock sequence of 1999 Chamoli Earthquake by Nath, S. K., Sengupta, P. and Kayal, J. R, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America,92 (2002) 1072-1081
  • Microzonation of Sikkim - Making headway by Nath, S. K, DST EQ News3 (2002) 9
  • Estimation of Aquifer parameters from surface Geoelectric measurements for the selection of suitable well sites, by Shahid, S. and Nath, S. K, Journal of Applied Hydrology15 (2002) 41-49
  • Determination of S-wave Site Response in Anchorage, Alaska in the 1-9Hz Frequency Band, PAGEOPHby Nath, S. K Biswas, N. N Dravinski, M. and Papageorgiou, A, (Pure and Applied Geophysics)159(2002) 2673-2698
  • Determination of Site Response at Garhwal Himalaya from the aftershock sequence of 1999 Chamoli Earthquake by Nath, S. K Sengupta, P. and Kayal, J. R, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America,vol. 92, no. 3 (2002) 1072-1081
  • Detection of Seismic Reflections from Seismic Attributes through Fractal Analysis by Nath, S. K. and Dewangan, P, Geophysical Prospecting, EAGEvol. 50, no. 3 (2002) 341-360
  • GIS integration of remote sensing and vertical electrical sounding data for hydrogeological explorationby Shahid, S. and Nath, S.K, Journal of Spatial Hydrology2 no.1 (2002) 1-12
  • Integration of IRS-1B LISS-II Data using Geographic Information System for Hydrogeological Exploration by Shahid, S., Kamal, A.S.M.M. and Nath, S.K, Bangladesh Geoscience Journal5, 1 (2002)
  • Site Response Study by Shear-wave Spectral analysis using the 1999 Chamoli Earthquake sequence in Garhwal Himalaya by Kayal, J. R., Nath, S. K., Goswami, T. R., Roy, S., Ram, S. and Srirama, B. V,Himalayan Geology23 (2002) 45-50
  • Analysis of pump test data and design of Radial Collector Well on Damodar River bed near Edilpur, Burdwan district by Sarkar, S., Bandopadhyay, M., Dikshit, A. K., Patra, H. P. and Nath, S. K, West Bengal, Journal of Applied HydrologyXIV, 1 (2001) 30-45
  • Groundwater investigations around Damodar River bed near Edilpur, Kathgolaghat, Burdwan districtby Sarkar, S., Patra, H. P., Nath, S. K., Bandopadhyay, M. and Dikshit, A. K, West Bengal, Journal of Water Works AssociationXXXIII, 4 (2001) 313-321