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Sumanta Sarkhel
Sumanta Sarkhel Assistant Professor sarkhel.fph[at]iitr.ac.in +91-1332-284817
Areas of Interest
  • Space Physics, Sodium Airglow, Mesospheric Chemistry and Dynamics, Atmospheric Gravity Waves, Planetary Science
  • Optical Instruments, Active and Passive Remote Sensing, Airglow Photometer, Airglow Imager, Airglow Spectrometer, Sodium Lidar
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
Aug, 2014PresentAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Apr, 2014Jun, 2014Post Doctoral ResearcherKorea Polar Research Institute, South Korea
May, 2011Feb, 2014Visiting ScientistArecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, USA
Aug, 2013Feb, 2014Research AssociateThe Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA
May, 2011Aug, 2013Post Doctoral FellowThe Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA
Oct, 2010May, 2011Post Doctoral FellowPhysical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Second Prize in NSSS 2010Indian Space Research Organisation2010
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Upper Atmospheric PhysicsPhysical Research Laboratory (affiliated to Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur), Ahmedabad, India2011
M.Sc.PhysicsVisva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India2005
B.Sc. (Hons.)Physics with Chemisrty and MathematicsVisva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India2003
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2016PresentMemberReports & Website Committee
2016PresentO.CAtmospheric Physics Laboratory
20142016Deputy O.CAtmospheric Physics Laboratory
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Space PhysicsDST-SERB2017
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
KSSS Spring Meeting, 2014South KoreaKorea Space ScienceApr, 2014
AGU Fall Meeting 2013San Francisco, USAAmerican Geophysical UnionDec, 2013
CEDAR 2012Santa Fe, USACEDARJun, 2012
AGU Fall Meeting 2011San Francisco, USAAmerican Geophysical UnionDec, 2011
COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2010Bremen, GermanyCOSPARJul, 2010
Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2010Hyderabad, IndiaAsia Oceania Geosciences SocietyJul, 2010
16th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS 2010)Rajkot, IndiaIndian Space Research OrganisationFeb, 2010
15th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS 2008)Ooty, India.Indian Space Research OrganisationFeb, 2008
International School on Atmospheric Radar 2006Chung-Li, TaiwanNational Central University, TaiwanOct, 2006
Memberships
  • Europian Geoscienses Union, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Plasma PhysicsPH-301Int. M.Sc. IIIAutumn
Electromagnetic TheoryPHN-008B.Tech. ISpring
Plasma PhysicsPHN-301Int. M.Sc. IIIAutumn
Space Science and TechnologyIPH-304B.Tech. IIISpring
MechanicsPHN-001B.Tech. IAutumn
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Upper atmospheric investigation using active and passive remote sensing techniquesChungnam National University, Daejeon, South KoreaMay, 2014
Physics in the Upper Atmosphere (Active and Passive Remote Sensing Techniques)IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, IndiaOct, 2014
Refereed Journal Papers

12. Erratum to: Dependence of mesospheric Na and Fe distributions on electron density at Arecibo; Shikha Raizada, Craig Tepley, Qihou Zhou, S. Sarkhel, John Mathews, Nestor Aponte, Ilgin Seker, Robert Kerr, Edvier Cabassa, Earth Planets Space, 67:202, doi:10.1186/s40623-015-0371-3, 2015.

11. Dependence of mesospheric Na and Fe distributions on electron density at Arecibo; Shikha Raizada, Craig Tepley, Qihou Zhou, S. Sarkhel, John Mathews, Nestor Aponte, Ilgin Seker, Robert Kerr, Edvier Cabassa, Earth Planets Space, 67:146, doi: 10.1186/s40623-015-0322-z, 2015.

10. Erratum to: A case study on occurrence of an unusual structure in the sodium layer over Gadanki, India; S. Sarkhel, Mathews JD, Shikha R, Ramanathan S, Dibyendu C, Amitava G, Geonhwa J, Jeong-Han K, Kerr RB, Geetha R, Sundararajan S, Qian W, Mlynczak MG, Russell JM, Earth Planets Space, 67:145, doi:10.1186/s40623-015-0276-1, 2015.

9. A case study on occurrence of an unusual structure in the sodium layer over Gadanki, India; S. Sarkhel, John D. Mathews, Shikha Raizada, R Sekar, D. Chakrabarty, A. Guharay, Geonhwa Jee, Jeong-Han Kim, Robert B. Kerr, Geetha Ramkumar, S. Sridharan, Qian Wu, Martin G. Mlynczak, and James M. Russell III, Earth, Planets and Space, 67:19, doi:10.1186/s40623-015-0183-5, 2015.

8. Investigation of the intraseasonal oscillations over a Brazilian equatorial station: a case study; A Guharay, P. P. Batista, B. R. Clemesha, S. Sarkhel, and R. A. Buriti, Earth, Planets and Space, 66:145, doi:10.1186/s40623-014-0145-3, 2014.

7. Response of the extra-tropical middle atmosphere to the September 2002 major stratospheric sudden warming; A. Guharay, P. P. Batista, B. R. Clemesha, S. Sarkhel, Adv. Space Res., 53, 257-265, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2013.11.002, 2014.

6. On the variability of the terdiurnal tide over a Brazilian equatorial station using meteor radar observations; A. Guharay, P. P. Batista, B. R. Clemesha, S. Sarkhel, R. A. Buriti, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 104, 87-95, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2013.08.021, 2013.

5. Identification of large scale billows-like structure in the neutral Na layer over Arecibo, S. Sarkhel, S. Raizada, J. D. Mathews, S. M. Smith, C. A. Tepley, F. J. Rivera, S. A. Gonzalez, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A10301, doi:10.1029/2012JA017891, 2012.

4. Investigation on Mesospheric Gravity Waves over Indian Low Latitude Stations using Sodium Airglow Observations and A Few Case Studies Based on Thermal and Wind Structures; S. Sarkhel, R. Sekar, D. Chakrabarty, and A. Guharay, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 86, 41-50, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2012.06.008, 2012.

3. A Case Study on the Possible Altitude-Dependent Effects of Collisions on Sodium Airglow Emission; S. Sarkhel, R. Sekar, D. Chakrabarty, and S. Sridharan, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A10306, doi:10.1029/2010JA015251, 2010.

2. Simultaneous sodium airglow and lidar measurements over India: a case study; S. Sarkhel, R. Sekar, D. Chakrabarty, R. Narayanan, and S. Sridharan, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A10317, doi:10.1029/2009JA014379, 2009.

1. Identifications of active fossil bubbles based on coordinated VHF radar and airglow measurements; R. Sekar, D. Chakrabarty, S. Sarkhel, A. K. Patra, C. V. Devasia and M. C. Kelley, Ann. Geophys., 25, 2099-2102, doi:10.5194/angeo-25-2099-2007, 2007.