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Ashutosh Chamoli
Ashutosh Chamoli Assistant Professor achamfes[at] 01332-284790
Areas of Interest
  • Geophysical Signal Processing and Modeling, Spectral analysis and Wavelets' applications, Fractals
  • Potential field data: modeling and interpretation, Source identification using Scaling approaches
  • Transient Deformation modeling, Hydrological Loading effects
Professional Background
2014presentAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20112014Assistant ProfessorAcSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad
20092014Scientist [Gr IV(2)]CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad
20062009Scientist B [Gr IV(1)]CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad
Honors and Awards
Invited member-Committee on International Participation (2014 to present)American Geophysical Union (AGU), USA2014
IUSSTF Research Fellowship Award (for one year)Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, New Delhi2011-12
Top-50 most cited article -Chamoli et al., Computer & Geosciences, 2007ELSEVIER2011
Gold medalist in M.Sc.(Tech.)BHU, Varanasi2003
Gold medal for the first prize in Geoscience-Quiz International conference of SPG2006
Educational Details
PhDGeophysicsNational Geophysical Research Institute and Osmania University, Hyderabad2009
M.Sc.(Tech.)GeophysicsBanaras Hindu University, India 2003
Administrative Background
June 2015PresentWarden, Rajendra BHawanDOSW, IIT Roorkee
2015PresentO.C. (Examination)Dept. of Earth Sciences
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Understanding the Crustal configuration of Garhwal-Kumaon Himalaya using Gravity and Magnetic studieDST-SERB (Extra-mural)2017
Geological and Geophysical characteristics of the fault zones in the Central Seismic Gap, Garhwal-KuDST-FIST2015
Development of Time Series Analysis Tools for the Earthquakes and their Tsunamigenic BehaviourCSIR, India and CNR, Italy2012
Reservoir Modeling and Simulation study for Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Gas InjectionRoyal Norwegian Embassy2010
Characterization of Earths system to study the non-linear dynamics of the earthCSIR, India2006
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Gravity & Magnetic ProspectingESN-321IMT GPT -IIIAutumn
Introduction to Earth SciencesESN-101IMT GT GPT- IAutumn
Geophysical Signal ProcessingESN-224IMT GPT-IISpring
Marine GeophysicsESN-374IMT-GPT-IIISpring
Geophysical InvestigationsHYN-529M.Tech.-ISpring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Reservoir modelling and Simulation to study flow in porous media Akshit Goel
Reservoir modelling and Simulation for Gas InjectionChetan Agrawal
Identification of transient slip events in GPS time seriesShashi Kumar Suman
Forward modeling of Gravity Data Sonal Topno
Inversion of gravity anomaly to compute 3D geometry of density interfaceArun Kumar
Application of wavelet transform in denoising gravity dataSayoob Hameed Vadakke Chanat
A GUI for Signal ProcessingTanvi M., Priyanka Gupta
Fractal AnalysisK. Raji Krishnan and B. Sridevi
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Divyanshu DwivediSpectral analysis of gravity and magnetic data
Narendra Kumar PandeyPotential Field Inversion
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
AGU Headquarter, Washington DC, USAAmerican Geophysical Union-Committee on International Participation meetingJune, 2017
AGU Headquarter, Washington DC, USAAmerican Geophysical Union-Committee on International Participation meetingMay, 2016
AGU Headquarter, Washington DC, USAAmerican Geophysical Union-Committee on International Participation meetingOct.,2015
CNR-IMAA, ItalyCSIR-CNR Bilateral project Sept. 2013
USU, Logan, Utah, USAIndo-US Science and Technology Research Fellow2011-2012
SINTEF, NORWAY Indo-Norwegian Collaboration Research project for reservoir modeling and simulationOct 2010
SINTEF, NORWAY Indo-Norwegian Collaboration Research project for reservoir modeling and simulationApril 2010
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Chapman Conference American Geophysical Union (AGU)Feb., 2010
Indo-Norwegian workshop Royal Norwegian EmbassyMar., 2007
Special Lectures Delivered
Geophysical Techniques for Ground water Investigations- Overview and ApplicationsGIAN course at Dept. of Hydrology, IITRJan. ,2017
Fractal Analysis in SeismologyMoES Training Programme at North-Eastern Hill University, ShillongJune, 2010
Wavelet theory: an introduction and some applicationsMoES training programme at North-Eastern Hill University, ShillongJune, 2010
National International Collaboration
Transient Deformation/ Slow Slip Events/ Hydrological loading effectsAnthony R. Lowry, USU, Logan, Utah, USARP
Understanding the Tsunamigenic behaviour of earthquakesLuciano Telesca, CNR-IMAA, ItalyRP
Refereed Journal Papers


Book Chapters:

  • Chamoli A., 2010, Wavelet Analysis of Geophysical Time Series, Advances in Earth Sciences Vol.2, 33-55.
  • Dimri V.P. and Chamoli A., 2008, Development of Computational Geophysics in India, In : Five Decades of Geophysics in India, Geological Soc. India: Memoir, 68, 1-14.

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications:

  • Dwivedi D. and Chamoli A., 2017, Insight into the ridge structure of the Delhi Fold Belt and its extension beneath the Indo-Gangetic Plain inferred from Gravity data, (under review in Tectonophysics).
  • Tiwari R.K. and Chamoli A., 2015, Is tidal forcing critical to trigger large Sumatra earthquakes?, Natural Hazards, 77, S65-74.
  • Telesca L., Chamoli A., Lovallo M., Stabile, TA, 2015, Investigating the tsunamigenic potential of earthquakes from the analysis of the informational and multifractal properties of seismograms, Pur. Appl. Geophys., 172, 1933-1943.
  • Chamoli A. and Yadav R.B.S., 2015, Multifractality in Seismic Sequences of NW Himalaya, Natural Hazards, 77, S19-S32.
  • Chamoli A., Lowry A.R. and Jeppson T.N., 2014, Implications of transient deformation in the northern Basin and Range, western United States, J. Geophys. Res., 119(5), 4393-4413, DOI: 10.1002/2013JB010605.
  • Telesca L., Lovallo M., Chamoli A., Dimri V.P. and Srivastava K., 2013, Fisher-Shannon analysis of seismograms of tsunamigenic and non-tsunamigenic earthquakes, Physica A, 392, 3424-3429.
  • Chamoli A., Pandey A.K., Dimri V.P. and Banerjee P., 2011, Crustal Configuration of the Northwest Himalaya Based on Modeling of Gravity Data, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 168(5), 827-844.
  • Ahmad S.M., Padmakumari V.M., Raza W., Venkatesham K., Suseela G., Sagar N., Chamoli A. and Rajan S., 2011, High-resolution carbon and oxygen isotope records from a scleractinian (Porites) coral of Lakshadweep Archipelago, Quaternary International, 238, 107-114.
  • Chamoli A., Swaroopa Rani V., Srivastava K., Srinagesh D. and Dimri V.P., 2010, Wavelet analysis of the Seismograms for Tsunami warning, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 17(5), 569-574.
  • Chamoli A., Bansal A.R. and Dimri V.P., 2007, Wavelet and rescaled range approach for the Hurst coefficient for short and long time series, Computer & Geosciences, 33, 83-93.*

*Declared by ELSEVIER as one of the TOP-50 MOST CITED ARTICLES published in the journal Computers and Geosciences in last five years from January2006 - February 2011.

  • Chamoli A.and Dimri V.P., 2007, Evidence of Continental Crust over Laxmi Basin (Arabian Sea) using Wavelet Analysis, Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 36(2), 117-121.
  • Chamoli A., Srivastava R.P. and Dimri V.P., 2006, Source depth characterization of potential field data of Bay of Bengal by continuous wavelet transform, Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 35(3), 195-204.

PhD. Thesis

  • Chamoli A., 2009, Some Applications of Wavelet theory to Gravity and Magnetic data, Osmania University and CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad, India.

Papers in Conferences/Abstract Volume:

  • Dwivedi D. and Chamoli A., 2016, Enhancement of gravity signatures of Delhi-Haridwar ridge, Triennial Congress of FIGA, Annual Convention of IGU & AHI, IIT (ISM), Dhanbad (8-10 Nov.) (P6).
  • Dwivedi D. and Chamoli A., 2016, Source depth estimation using extreme points of the scaled gravity field, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun (1-4 June) (P116).
  • Chamoli A., Singh, N., 2015, Denoising of coherent noises to detect transient behavior in geophysical data, Proceedings of SPG International Conference, Jaipur.
  • Chamoli A., Lovallo M., Stabile T.A., Telesca L., 2014, Revealing the tsunamigenic potential of earthquakes by analysing the temporal properties of seismograms (8-12 Jan., 2014),  Annual Convention of Indian Geophysical Union, NGRI, Hyderabad (P131).
  • Chamoli A., Lowry A.R., Jeppson, T, 2013, Implications of Transient Deformation in the Northern Basin and Range, Western United States, (09-13 Dec., 2013), AGU Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, USA.
  • Chamoli A. and Lowry A.R., 2013, Transient Deformation and the Surface Mass Loading effects, (15-17 March, 2013), First Indo-US Research Fellows Conclave, Pune (p14-15).
  • Chamoli A., 2013, Analysis of seismograms of tsunamigenic and non-tsunamigenic earthquakes, International Symposium on Advances in Earthquake Science AES-2013 (1-2 Feb., 2013), ISR, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (p24-25).
  • Chamoli A. and Dimri V.P., 2011, Spectral Analysis and Modelling of gravity data of NW Himalaya, AGU (5-9 Dec., 2011), San Francisco, USA.
  • Chamoli A., Swaroopa Rani V., Srivastava K., Srinagesh D. and Dimri V.P., 2010, Wavelet Analysis of the Seismograms for the Earthquakes from the Andaman- Sumatra Subduction Zone, AOGS (5-7 July 2010), Hyderabad.
  • Chamoli A., Dimri V.P., 2010, Spectral Analysis of Gravity Data of NW Himalaya, EGM 2010 International Workshop “Adding new value to Electromagnetic, Gravity and Magnetic Methods for Exploration”, (11-14 April, 2010), Capri -Italy.
  • Chamoli A. and Dimri V.P., 2010, Slip Predictable Behaviour for Seismicity of Garhwal Himalaya, India, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Chapman Conference on ‘Complexity and Extreme Events in Geosciences’ (15-19 Feb. 2010), NGRI, Hyderabad.
  • Chamoli A., 2008, Wavelet Analysis of Gravity data, in 45th annual convention and meeting of IGU at Department of Geophysics, B.H.U., Varanasi, U.P. during 5-7 Nov., 2008.
  • Chamoli A., Pandey A.K., Dimri V.P. and Banerjee P., 2008, Crustal configuration of NW Himalaya based on modeling of gravity data, 23rd Himalayan-Karakoram-Tibet workshop, 2008 (extended abstract published in Himalayan Journal of Sciences. 5 (7), 2008).
  • Chamoli A., Pandey A.K., Dimri V.P., Banerjee P., 2007, Crustal configuration of NW Himalaya based on modeling of gravity data (JSS014 Crustal structure and Tectonophysics - Crustal and lithospheric structure in active continental blocks and their boundaries), IUGG 2007.
  • Chamoli A., 2006, Interpretation of gravity data using wavelet transform, , Extended Abstract in Proceedings of 6th International Conference & Exposition on Petroleum Geophysics SPG “Kolkata 2006”, 278-282.
  • Chamoli A., 2005, ‘Analysis of gravity data in wavelet domain’ presented at Conference of Indian Geophysical Union, Bhopal.