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Dr.Amita Sinval
Amita Sinval Professor amitafeq[at]iitr.ac.in 91-01332-285517
Areas of Interest
  • Engineering Seismology and Seismoteetomics,Engineering Geophysics,Seismic Exploration. , Engineering Seismology and Seismoteetomics,Engineering Geophysics,Seismic Exploration.
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
M.TechGeophysicsUniversity of Roorkee1976
Ph.D.GeophysicsUniversity of Roorkee1980
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
The Kutch earthquake of 26th January 2001RoorkeeISET Golden Jubilee Symposium, Souvenir IIT Roorkee, Roorkee October 20-21, 20122012
Kashmir Earthquake of 8th October, 2005RoorkeeISET Golden Jubilee Symposium, Souvenir IIT Roorkee, Roorkee October 20-21, 20122012
The Sumatra Earthquake of 26 December 2004 - Damage Survey In The Andaman And Nicobar Region And SeiRoorkeeISET Golden Jubilee Symposium, Souvenir IIT Roorkee, Roorkee October 20-21, 20122012
A brief report on damage survey for Sikkim earthquake of 2011RoorkeeISET Golden Jubilee Symposium IIT Roorkee, Roorkee October 20-21, 20122012
Damage Pattern During Sikkim, India Earthquake of September 18, 2011. Accepted Lisbon, Portugal15th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, (15WCEE) at Lisbon, Portugal, September 24 – 282012
Impact of Tsunami and Earthquake On Traditional Huts of Car Nicobar Island. AcceptedLisbon, Portugal15th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, (15WCEE) at Lisbon, Portugal, September 24 – 282012
Geotechnical Aspects of Recent Sikkim Earthquake of September 18, 2011Kochi"First Indo-Japan Workshop in Geotechnical Engineering", Kochi, December 14, 2011. IGS 2011
Attenuation relation for the Kumaon and Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand, IndiaGujaratProceedings of International symposium on the 2001 Bhuj earthquake and advances in earthquake scien2011
Seismo tectonic Aspects of Hydro power in the Himalayan Tectonic ZoneNainitalProceedings of Indian Mountain Initiative Sustainable Mountain Development Summit: 2011, Naini Tal,2011
The Restless Earth and the Case of Ground Damage Observed in Kutch Earthquake of 26th January 2001Yamuna NagarProceedings of Workshop on Disaster management – Special Reference to Haryana2011
Assessment of Seismic Risk in a MicrozoneIIT Roorkee14th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee2010
Seismic Performance of the Rural Habitat on the MBT. Extended AbstractSan Francisco, USA25th Himalaya Karakoram Tibet Workshop2010
Impact of tsunami and earthquake on traditional huts of Car Nicobar islandBeijing, China.TWOWS Fourth General Assembly and International Conference2010
Attenuation relation for Garhwal Himalaya obtained using damped least Least square method. AbstractHyderabadGeosciences, NGRI, Hyderabad2010
Landslides in the Kashmir Earthquake of 8th October 2005, Extended AbstractLeh23rd Himalayan Karakoram Tibet Conference, Leh2008
Role of financial institutions in earthquake disaster mitigation, AbstractDelhiearthquake resistant structures, Omaxe2007
Performance of Bridges in Kashmir (Muzaffarabad) Earthquake of October 8, 2005Roorkeethirteenth Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, IITR2006
Ground Deformation observed due to the great Sumatra earthquake of Dec 26, 2004 and tsunami in Roorkeethirteenth Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee2006
Kashmir (Muzaffarabad) Earthquake of Oct. 8, 2005: Geotechnical ObservationsAllahabad Earthquake Disaster: Technology and Management–EARTH 2006,2006
Response of Ancient Monuments and Traditional Constructions to Kashmir (Muzaffarabad) EarthquakeBangloreNational Seminar on Bharatiya Heritage in Engineering and Technology, IIT Banglore2006
Kashmir (Muzaffarabad) Earthquake of Oct. 8, 2005: Observations on BuildingsPort BlairMilitary Engineer Services2006
Kashmir (Muzaffarabad) Earthquake of October 8, 2005: Performance of Monumental buildingsBHU, Varanasion Earthquake Resistant Design, Construction, retrofitting and rehabilitation of buildings2006
The Kashmir Earthquake of 8th October 2005, and Landslides. AbstractSan Francisco, USA100th Anniversary 1906 San Francisco earthquake Conference2006
Kashmir (Muzaffarabad) Earthquake Of October 8, 2005: Damages To Non Engineered Constructions. AbstrSan Francisco, USA100th Anniversary 1906 San Francisco earthquake Conference2006
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Earthquake Resistant Design for Built EnvironmentContinuing Education Department UOR2003
Understanding Earthquake HazardsQuality Improvement Programme UOR1997
Earthquake Engineering for Geotechnical EngineersIndian Geotechnical Society, Roorkee1993
Earthquake Hazards Evaluation, Design of Structures and FoundationsContinuing Education Department UOR1992
Earthquake Engineering for Architects and Planners Q.I.P UOR1992
Science and Technology Dissemination Lecture Series.Indian Women Scientists Association and DST1984-1993
II Special Course on Multidisciplinary Induction ProgrammeONGC and Continuing Education Department UOR1983
Books Authored
Understanding Earthquake Disasters,Third Reprint 2013 RDQCRRZHDRBCB, ISBN_13:978-0-07-014456-9, ISBN_10:0-07-014456-7
By: Amita Sinvhal
Pages: 286
Publisher : Tata McGraw Hill Education Pvt. Limited,  New Delhi, 2013
 
Understanding Earthquake Disasters e book
By: Amita Sinvhal
Pages: 286
Publisher : Tata McGraw Hill Education Pvt. Limited,  New Delhi, 2012
 
Understanding Earthquake Disasters First Reprint  2011 ISBN_13:978-0-07-014456-9, ISBN_10:0-07-014456-7
By: Amita Sinvhal
Pages: 286
Publisher : : Tata McGraw Hill Education Pvt. Limited,  New Delhi, 2011
 
Understanding Earthquake Disasters
By: Amita Sinvhal
Pages: 32
Publisher : Tata McGraw Hill Education Pvt. Limited, New Delhi, 2010
 
Seismic Modelling and Pattern Recognition in Oil Exploration, ISBN  978-94-010-5134-7
By: Amita Sinvhal and H. sinvhal
Pages: 177
Publisher : Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 1992
 
Earthquake Problem Do's and Don'ts for Protection
By: B Chandra, A. Sinvhal, I. Gupta
Pages: 24
Publisher : Sponsored by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi, 1994

Chapters in Books 

Application of Seismic Reflection Data to Discriminate Subsurface Lithostratigraphy
By: Amita Sinvhal, k.N. Khattri
Pages: 187-224
Journal/Publisher : Chapter in Handbook of Geophysical Exploration,
Pattern Recognition & Image Processing, Editor, F. Aminzadeh, Geophysical Press Ltd., London, Reprinted from Geophysics, v 48, 1987
 
 
Seismic indicators of stratigraphy
By: A. Sinvhal, KN Khattri, H. Sinvhal, AK Awasthi
Pages: 225-262
Journal/ Publisher: Chapter in Handbook of Geophysical Exploration,
Pattern Recognition & Image Processing, Editor, F. Aminzadeh, Geophysical Press Ltd., London, Reprinted from Geophysics, v 48, 1987
 
Seismotectonics And Design Earthquake Parameters for the Brahmaputra Basin
By: A Sinvhal, V. Prakash
Pages: 578-610
Journal/ Publisher : Chapter in the book "Brahmaputra Basin Water Resources", Editors: V.P. Singh, N. Sharma and C.S.P. Ojha, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2004
Refereed Journal Papers
Attenuation characteristics for Kumaon and Garhwal Himalaya, India
By : A.K., A.S., AJ, Dinesh
Published in : Natural Hazards, 2014
 
Geotechnical Aspects of Sikkim earthquake of Sept 18, 2011
By : B. K. Maheshwari M. L. Sharma, Y. Singh, A. Sinvhal
Published in : Indian Geotechnical Journal (IJG) Vol. 43, No. 2, 2013
 
Damage Survey Report for Sikkim Earthquake of 18 September 2011
By : M. L. Sharma, A. Sinvhal, Y. Singh, B. K. Maheshwari
Published in : Seismological Research Letters   Volume 84, Number 1, 2013
 
Assessment of Seismic Hazard in Uttarakhand Himalaya
By : P. Kumar, A Kumar, A Sinvhal
Published in : Disaster Prevention and Management Vol 20, No 5., 2011
 
Seismic Performance of the Rural Habitat on the MBT
By : Amita Sinvhal, A D. Pandey,  S. M. Pore
Published in : USGS Open File report 2010, 2010
 
Landslides in the Kashmir Earthquake of 8th October 2005,  Extended Abstract
By : A Sinvhal, A D Pandey, S M Pore
Published in : Himalayan Journal of Sciences, V5, N 7,2008
 
Earthquake vulnerability assessment of house construction in Himalayas
By : I. Gupta, R. Shankar, A Sinvhal
Published in : Journal of Design and the Built Environment, Volume 3, No 3, 2007
 
Himalayan population at earthquake risk: strategies for preparedness.
By : Ila Gupta,A Sinvhal, R Shankar
Published in : Disaster Prevention and Management, v 15., 2006
 
The Kashmir earthquake of 8th October 2005, field observations
By : A Sinvhal, A D Pandey , S M. Pore
Published in : Sci Tech, v 4, no 2, 2006
 
Mud Volcano at Baratang
By : A Sinvhal, H R Wason, D Shanker, A K Mathur, V H Joshi
Published in : Sci Tech, v 4, no 1, 2005
 
The Ganga Canal and IIT Roorkee, a continuing relationship
By : R P Singh, A. Sinvhal
Published in : Sci Tech, v 3, No. 2, 2004
 
Isoseismals for the Kutch earthquake of 26th January 2001
By : A. Sinvhal, P R Bose, V. Prakash, A Bose, A.K. Saraf, H Sinvhal
Published in : Earth and Planetary Sciences, v 112, No 3, 2003
 
Seismic micro zonation
By : A. Sinvhal
Published in : Sci-Tech, v 2, No. 2, 2003
 
Satellite data reveals 26 January 2001 Kutch earthquake - induced ground changes and appearance of water bodies
By : A. K. Saraf, A. Sinvhal, H. Sinvhal, P. Ghosh, B. Sarma
Published in : International Journal of Remote Sensing, v 23, No. 9, 2002
 
Generation of synthetic accelerograms by modelling of rupture plane
By : A. Joshi, B. Kumar, A. Sinvhal, H.Sinvhal
Published in : ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, V 36, No. 1, 1999
 
A strong motion model for the Uttarkashi earthquake of October 20, 1991
By : A Joshi, A. Sinvhal, H. Sinvhal
Published in : Geodynamics of the North West Himalayas, Gondwana Research Group Memoir 6, 1998
 
Performance of hospitals and clinics in the Latur – Osmanabad earthquake
By : A. Sinvhal, P.R. Bose
Published in : Himalayan Geology, v 17, 1996
 
Damage report for the Latur? Osmanabad earthquake of September 30, 1993
By : A. Sinvhal, P.R. Bose , R N Dubey
Published in : Bulletin of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, v 31, No.1, 1994
 
Earthquakes
By : A. Sinvhal, H. Sinvhal
Published in : Science Today, v 23, 1989
 
Modelling subsurface lithostratigraphy using Markov chains
By : A. Sinvhal, KN Khattri,  H.Sinvhal , AK Awasthi
Published in : Indian Journal of Earth Sciences, V 14, No. 2., 1987
 
Mathematical modelling for seismic discrimination
By : A. Sinvhal, H. Sinvhal, K N Khattri,
Published in : Journal of Association of Exploration Geophysics, v 7, No. 2, 1986
 
Use of resistivity techniques in soil moisture studies, a preliminary evaluation
By : V.K. Goel, H. Sinvhal, A. Sinvhal
Published in : Journal of Indian Association of Hydrologists, v 9., 1986
 
Seismic indicators of stratigraphy
By : A. Sinvhal, K N Khattri, H. Sinvhal, AK Awasthi
Published in : Geophysics, v 49, 1984
 
Application of seismic reflection data to discriminate subsurface lithostratigraphy
By : A. Sinvhal,  K N Khattri
Published in : Geophysics, v 48, 1983
 
Seismic discriminants of stratigraphy derived from Monte Carlo simulation of sedimentary formations.
By : K N Khattri, A. Sinvhal,  AK Awasthi
Published in : Geophysical Prospecting, v 27, 1979