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Faculty Profiles
Joshi Anand
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Areas of Interest
  • Strong motion Seismology, Attenuation tomography, Simulation of strong ground motion
Professional Background
2014presentProfessorIIT Roorkee
20092014Associate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20072009Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20042007ReaderKurukshetra University
20042007ReaderKurukshetra University
Honors and Awards
BOYSCAST FellowshipDST2001
ISET AwardIndian Soceity of Earthquake Technology2002
Educational Details
B.Sc.Physics, Chemistry, Maths, StatisticsMeerut1987
M.TechApplied GeophysicsRoorkee University1990
Ph.D.Earth SciencesRoorkee University1995
Administrative Background
2017PresentDean of Student WelfareIIT Roorkee
20162017Associate Dean of International StudentsIIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Micro seismic studies in Northern Part of Delhi Hardwar RidgeDST2000
Long tail effects in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis: A case study of Himalaya and Mexico CityDST2008
Integrated Remote sensing and seismic hazard studies around Pithoragarh and its surrounding region, DST2007
Installation of strong ground motion digital network in Kumaon Garhwal Himalayas for determination oDST2008
Mapping of basic parameters of expected strong ground motion: Estimation of seismic treatment for ciDST2011
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
23rd Himalayan Karakoram Tibet WorkshopLeh, IndiaIIT Roorkee8-11 Augus
Fifth International Conference on Urban Earthquake EngineeringTokyo JapanTokyo Institute of Technology4-5 March,
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Strong Motion SeismologyES 805P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Prediction of peak acceleration by Strong ground motion modeling of the rupture planeMr.B.S.Bisht
Estimation of Strong ground motion By modeling the rupture processMr. Brijesh Kumar
Thermal History modelling using Fission track studiesMr. Nabachandra Singh
Modelling of great earthquake inNorth east region of IndiaMr. K.D. Sood
Role of numerical differentiation and integration schemes for Uniformly sampled digital datMr.Navtej Singh
Comparative study of direct and Indirect methods of resistivity transformMs. Umabati Devi
Modelling of active lineaments for preparation of seismic zonation map in Assam Basin, NE IndiaMr. Gurmeet Singh
Role of matched filter in reduction of noiseMs. Seema Sethi
Seismic zonation in Tehri due to Moderate earthquakeMs. Shilpi Bakshi
Effect of layered earth in semi Empirical simulation of strong motion dataMr. Shakti Singh
Response spectra for earthquakes in NW HimalayaMs. Kavita Giroti
Fractal analysis of spatial clustering of earthquakes of Koyna regionMr. Arjun Kumar
Strong motion attenuation relations For Himalayan earthquakesMs. Babita Sharma
Ground water exploration using Remote sensing technique with application of GIS (A study of Mr. Ravinder Kumar
Application of remote sensing technique in groundwater exploration with the help of GIS package: A sMr. Sanjeev Kumar
Computation of soil effect using Transfer functionMs. Priya Mohini
Preparation of ground water prospect Map using remote sensing and GISMr. Kapish Sinha
Inversion of seismic intensity data for three dimensional attenuation structureMr. Anuj Sinha
Interpretation of gravity data over 85degree Ridge using spectral methodMr. Rajkumar
Processing of seismic data Mr. Sanjeev Kumar
A Simplified approach for simulation of accelerograms Ms. Manisha Nehra
AVO analysis for gas hydrates identificationMr. Parveen Sangwan
Seismic data processing for gas Hydrate ExplorationMr. Dalvinder Singh
Seismic data processing for gas Hydrate ExplorationMr. Mithelesh Kumar
Modelling and Inversion of mode converted synthetic seismogramMr. Vinay Paliwal
Modelling of P-S converted waves in VTI mediaMr. Manoj Kumar
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Analysis of ocean bottom seismometer (OBS) data for gas hydrate studies and subsurface modelSanjeev KumarO
Seismic Hazard Assesment of Himalayan Region (NE and Uttarakahnad Himalayas) based on strong motion Kapil MohanO
Shear wave attenuation studies in Kumaon Himalaya using strong motion data from local networkManoranjan MohantyA2007
Simulation of Strong Ground Motion using semi empirical modeling technique Ms. Pushpa KumariA2009
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Institute of Seismological Rearch, Gujrat, IndiaFor Invited lecturesDec 21 to
Institute of Physics of earth, Moscow, RussiaUnder ILTP Indo Russian Project24/06/2008
NGRI, HyderabadFor presenting progress of the project before 2nd GMC24/08/08 t
Department of GeophysicsUniversity of Mexico, UNAM25/06/10
Modified Semi Empirical method for strong ground motion simulationInstitute of Sesimological Resaerch, GujratG2007
Empirical Greens funtion- points to rememberInstitute of Sesimological ResearchG2007
Use of Intensity data in determination of 3D Q structureInstitute of Seimological ResaerchG2007
Shake 2000- An IntroductionIntitute of Seismological ResearchG2007
Prediction of strong ground motion using semi empirical modeling technique Institute of Physics of earth, Moscow, RussiaG2008
National International Collaboration
Installation of strong ground motion digital network in Kumaon Garhwal Himalayas for determination of three dimensional attenuation structureNGRI, HyderabadResearchPr
Mapping of basic parameters of expected strong ground motion: Estimation of seismic treatment for ciInstitute of Phyiscs of earth, Moscow, RussiaResearch P
Refereed Journal Papers

A. Joshi, Sandeep Kumar, Kamal, 2013, Modelling of Strong motion genertaion area of the 2011 Tohuk, Japan, earthquake suing modified semi empiricla technique, natural Hazards (Accepted)

.Kapil Mohan and A. Joshi, 2013, Simulation of strong ground motion due to great earthquake in the central seismic gap region of Uttarakhand Himalaya, Natural Hazard (published online). 10.1007/s11069-013-0773-0

Parveen, Kumar, A. Joshi, Sandeep Kumar, 2013, Use of amplification, anelastic attenuation for determination of source parameters of the Sikkim earthquake of 18th September, 2011 using far field strong motion data, Natural Hazards (Published online). DOI 10.1007/s11069-013-0806-8.

 A. Joshi, Ashvini Kumar, K. Mohan and B. K. Rastogi, 2013, Hybrid attenuation model for estimation of peak ground accelerations in the Kutch region, India. Natural Hazards, 68, 249-269.

 P. Kumar, A. Joshi and O.P. Verma, 2013, Attenuation Tomography Based on Strong Motion Data: Case Study of Central Honshu Region, Japan, PAGEOPH (published online) DOI 10.1007/s00024-013-0658-x.

 Majumder, M., V. N. Singh, and A. Joshi. 2013, Effect of Fracture Geometry on Reflection Response. On a Sustainable Future of the Earth's Natural Resources. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 159-167.

 Anand Joshi, Ashvini Kumar, Heriberta Castanos and Cinna Lomnitz, 2012, Seismic Hazard of the Uttarakhand Himalaya, India, From Deterministic Modeling of Possible Rupture Planes in the area, International Journal of Geophysics ,Article ID 825276, 12 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/825276

A. Joshi, Pushpa Kumari, Sandeep Singh, M. L. Sharma, 2012, Near-field and far-field simulation of accelerograms of Sikkim earthquake of September 18, 2011 using modified semi-empirical approach, Natural Hazards, 64, 1029-1054.

Joshi, A., Ashvini Kumar, Cinna Lomnitz, Heriberta Castanos and Shahid Akhtar, 2012, Applicability of attenuation relations for regional studies, Geofisica Internacional, 51-4, 349-363.

Joshi, A., Pushpa Kumari, Sharma, M. L., Ghosh, A. K., Agarwal, M. K. and Ravikiran, A., 2012 , A strong motion model of the 2004 great Sumatra earthquake: simulation using a modified semi empirical method, Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, 6, 1-29.

Joshi A, Pushpa Kumari, Sushil Kumar, Sharma, M. L., Ghosh, A. K., Agarwal, M. K.  and Ravikiran, A., 2012. Estimation of model parameter of sumatra earthquake using empirical green’s function technique and generation of hypothetical earthquake scenario for Andaman Island, India. Natural Hazard, 62, 1081-1108.

A. Joshi, Pushpa Kumari and M.L. Sharma, 2012, Synthesis of Strong Ground Motion Using Modified Semi Empirical Approach, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 4, 424-427.

Mohan, K. and Joshi, A., 2012, Role of attenuation relationship in shaping the seismic hazard, Natural hazard, 60, 649-670.

Joshi A., Kumar P., Mohanty M.,Bansal A.R.,Dimri V.P. and Chadha R.K.,2012,  Determination of Qβ(f) at different places of Kumaon Himalaya from the inversion of spectral acceleration data, PAGEOPH, 169, 1821-1845.

A.Joshi, M. Mohanty, A.R. Bansal, V.P. Dimri, R.K. Chadha, 2010, Use of spectral acceleration data for determination of three dimensional attenuation structures in the Pithoragarh region of Kumaon Himalaya, Journal of Seismology, 14, 247-272.

 A. Joshi and K. Mohan, 2010, Expected peak ground acceleration in uttarakhand Himalaya,India region from a deterministic hazard model, Natural Hazards, 52, 299-317.

Sanjeev Rajput1, N. K. Thakur, P. P. Rao  and Anand Joshi,  2010, AVO response for a complex double bottom simulating reflectors model, Current Science, 98, 1354-1358.

 A.Joshi, M.Mohanty, S.S. Teotia, A.R. Bansal, V.P.Dimri, R.K.Chadha, 2009,  Crustal Attenuation of Shearwaves in Pithoragarh region, Journal of Indian Geophysical Union, 13, 121-132.

Attenuating the seismic interference noise on three-dimensional seismic data by frequency–receiver–shot ( f–x–y) prediction filters,

By: Sanjeev Rajput, N. K. Thakur, P. Prasada Rao and Anand Joshi,
Published in: Current Science Vol: 95 (Pg 501-504.) Date: 2008
Simulation of accelerograms from simplified deterministic approach for the 23rd October 2004 Niigata-ken Chuetsu earthquake
By: Joshi, A. and K. Mohan
Published in: Natural hazards Vol: 12 (Pg 35-51) Date: 2008
The assessment of seismic hazard in two seismically active regions in Himalayas using deterministic approach.
By: Kapil Mohan, A Joshi and R.C. Patel
Published in: The Journal of Indian Geophysical Union Vol: 12 (Pg 97-108) Date: 2008
Hetrogeneous Himalayan crust using shear wave attenuation in Pithoragarh region of Kumaon
By: Joshi, A., Mohanty, M, Bansal, A.R., Dimri, V.P. and Chadha
Published in: Himalayan Journal of Sciences Vol: 5 (Pg 72) Date: 2008
A deterministic approach for preparation of seismic hazard map in North East India,
By: Joshi, A. , Kapil Mohan, Patel, R.C
Published in: Natural Hazards Vol: 43 (Pg 1-22) Date: 2007
Inversion of seismic Intensity data for the determination of three dimensional attenuation structures in the central gap region of Himalayas
By: Joshi, A.,
Published in: Natural hazards Vol: 43 (Pg 129-146) Date: 2007
Seismic zonation technique based on deterministic approach: Northeast India
By: Joshi, A., Mohan, K. and Patel, R.C.,
Published in: Seismology updates Vol: 3 (Pg 6) Date: 2006
Analysis of strong motion data of the Uttarkashi earthquake of 20th October 1991 and the Chamoli earthquake of 28th March 1999 for determining the mid crustal Q value and source parameters
By: Joshi, A.,
Published in: ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology Vol: 43 (Pg 11-29) Date: 2006
Use of acceleration spectra for determining frequency dependent attenuation coefficient and source parameters
By: A. Joshi
Published in: Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. Vol: 96 (Pg 2165-2180) Date: 2006
Three dimensional attenuation structure of the Central Seismic Gap region of Himalaya obtained from inversion of the seismic intensity data
By: A. Joshi
Published in: Current Science Vol: 90 (Pg 581-585) Date: 2006
Attenuation characteristics of ground motion intensity from earthquakes with intermediate depth
By: A. Joshi and S. Midorikawa
Published in: Journal of Seismology Vol: 9 (Pg 23 – 37.) Date: 2005
A simplified technique for simulating wide band strong ground motion for two recent Himalayan earthquakes
By: A. Joshi
Published in: Pure Appl. Geophys (PAGEOPH Vol: 8, (Pg 1777-1805) Date: 2004
A simplified method for simulation of strong ground motion using rupture model of the earthquake source,
By: Joshi A., and Midorikawa, S.
Published in: Journal of Seismology, Vol: 8 (Pg 467-484.) Date: 2004
Predicting strong motion parameters for the Chamoli earthquake of 28th March, 1999, Garhwal Himalaya, India from simplified finite fault model
By: A. Joshi
Published in: Journal of Seismology Vol: 7 (Pg 11-17.) Date: 2003
Seismotectonics of India and some recent Indian earthquakes, Research Reports on Earthquake Engineering
By: A. Joshi
Published in: Research Reports on Earthquake Engineering Vol: 78 (Pg 41-59) Date: 2001
Strong motion modelling of the source of the Chamoli earthquake of March 29, 1999 in the Garhwal Himalaya,
By: A. Joshi
Published in: Journal of Seismology Vol: 5 (Pg 499-518.) Date: 2001
The simulation of ground motion using envelope summation
By: Joshi A., Shakti Singh Narwal, and Kavita Giroti
Published in: Pure appl. geophys. (PAGEOPH), Vol: 877-901 (Pg 158) Date: 2001
Modelling of the rupture planes for peak ground accelerations and its application to the isoseismal map of MMI scale in Indian region
By: A. Joshi
Published in: Journal of Seismology, 4, 143-160. Vol: 4 (Pg 143-160.) Date: 2000
A strong motion model for the Uttarkashi earthquake of October 20, 1991,
By: Joshi A., Amita Sinvhal, and Harsh Sinvhal
Published in: Gondwana Research Group Memoir Vol: 6 (Pg 329-334.) Date: 1999
Generation of synthetic accelerograms by modelling of rupture plane
By: Joshi, A., Brijesh Kumar, Sinvhal, A. and Sinvhal, H.,
Published in: ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Vol: 36, (Pg 43-60.) Date: 1999
of Uttarkashi Earthquake in Terms of Rupture Model and Isoseismals
By: A. Joshi
Published in: Journal of Geophysics, Vol: 14 (Pg 133-140.) Date: 1998
Modelling of peak ground acceleration for Uttarkashi Earthquake of Oct 1991
By: A. Joshi
Published in: Bull. Ind. Soc. Earth. Tech Vol: 34 (Pg 75-96. ) Date: 1997
Modelling of active lineaments for predicting possible earthquake scenario around Dehradun, Gharwal Himalaya, India
By: Joshi A., and Patel, R.C.
Published in: Tectonophysics Vol: 283 (Pg 289-310) Date: 1997