M.V. Sunil Krishna
Associate professor
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Interests
Space Physics, Optical Aeronomy, Physics of Aurora and Airglow, Ionospheric Physics, Space Weather, High energetic particle precipitation, Effects of extreme space weather, Mesospheric Sodium, Modeling of metal layer chemistry & airglow, Ozone variability, Mesospheric dynamics and chemistry, Atmospheric Waves, AI/ML based predictive modeling of thermosphere ionosphere system
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Educational Details
Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur
2000
B.Sc., Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
2002
M.Sc., Physics
University of Hyderabad
2004
M.Phil., Theoretical High Energy Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2010
Ph.D., Physics
Professional Background
Post Doctoral Fellow
01 Jan 2010 - 01 Jan 2011
Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad
Associate Professor
17 Dec 2019 - Present
Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee
Administrative Positions
Member
01 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2020
Advisory Committee, Institute Computer Center
Warden
30 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2020
Rajendra Bhawan
Professor In-charge Timetable
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee
Chief Warden
01 Jul 2020 - 03 Jul 2021
Rajendra Bhawan, IIT Roorkee
Convener
01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2016
Reports & Website Committee
Member
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2016
Departmental Administrative Committee
O.C.
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2016
Atmospheric Physics Laboratory
Coordinator, M.Sc. Physics
01 Jan 2015 - 01 Jan 2018
Department of Physics
Member
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2016
Departmental Research Committee
Faculty Advisor
01 Jan 2018 - 01 Jan 2018
COGNIZANCE-2018
Member
01 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2021
DAPC
Deputy O.C.
01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2014
Computer Lab, Department of Physics
Faculty Advisor
01 Jan 2011 - 01 Jan 2012
Physics Association
Deputy O.C
01 Jan 2011 - 01 Jan 2014
Atmospheric Physics Laboratory
Faculty Advisor
01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2013
COGNIZANCE - 2013
Chief Warden
16 Oct 2020 - 03 Jul 2021
Ganga Bhawan, IIT Roorkee
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Thermospheric radiative emissions 01 Jan 2018 Space Physics 36 lacs DST-SERB
Airglow Imaging 01 Jan 2017 Atmospheric and Space Physics 75 lacs DST-SERB Dr. Sumanta Sarkhel




Papers
Aspects related to variability of radiative cooling by NO in lower thermosphere, TEC and O/N2 correlation, and diffusion of NO into mesosphere during the Halloween storms
2022
Alok Ranjan, M V Sunil Krishna, Akash Kumar, Sumanta Sarkhel, Gaurav Bharti, Stefan Bender, Miriam Sinnhuber | Elsevier
Journal: Advances in Space Research
Honors And Awards
Honors
American Geophysical Union, USA
2011
Lloyd V. Berkner Travel Fellowship
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
2020
Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant
MemberShips
Committee on Space Research
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Associate
European Geophysical Union
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Member
Indian Physics Association
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Life Member
American Geophysical Union
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Member
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Plasma physics and aplications ( PH-317 )
Autumn
Advanced Atmospheric Physics ( PH-603 )
Spring
Computational Physics ( PHN-511 )
Autumn
Solar Terrestrial Physics ( PH-622 )
Spring
Physics of Earth's Atmosphere ( PH-512 )
Spring
Physics - II ( PH-201 )
Autumn
Physics of Earth's Atmosphere ( PH-512 )
Spring
Weather Forecasting ( PH-629 )
Autumn
Computational Techniques and Programming ( PHN-707 )
Autumn
Physics - I ( PH-101 )
Spring
Physics - II ( PH-201 )
Spring
Students
SuperVisions
Study of sodium and atomic oxygen airglow emissions
01 Jul 2011 - 01 Jun 2016
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Tikemani Bag
Space weather effects on thermosphere and ionosphere
01 Jul 2013 - 01 Nov 2018
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Gaurav Bharti
Atmospheric and Space Physics
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Alok Kumar Ranjan
Atmospheric & Space Physics
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Dayakrishna Nailwal
Atmospheric and Space Physics
01 Jan 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Akash Kumar
Miscellaneous
Events
44th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
16 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
Refereed Journal Papers

 

Articles in Journals

 

  1. Aspects related to variability of radiative cooling by NO in lower thermosphere, TEC and O/N2 correlation, and diffusion of NO into mesosphere during the Halloween storms, Alok Kumar Ranjan, M V Sunil Krishna, Akash Kumar, Sumanta Sarkhel, Gaurav Bharti, Stefan Bender, Miriam Sinnhuber, Adv. Space. Res., 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2022.07.035
  2. Mid-latitude Spread-F structures over the geomagnetic low-mid latitude transition region: An observational evidence, M. Sivakandan, S. Mondal, S. Sarkhel, D. Chakrabarty, M.V. Sunil Krishna, P. Pavan Chaitanya, A.K. Patra, R. K. Choudhary, T.K. Pant, A. K. Upadhayaya, Takuya Sori, In Press, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JA027531

  3. Radiative cooling due to NO at 5.3 μm emission as observed by TIMED/SABER over Asian sector, Gaurav Bharti, M.V. Sunil Krishna, V. Singh, Adv. Space. Res., 64, 1989-2001, 2019. 

  4. Allsky airglow imaging observations from Hanle, Leh Ladakh, India: Image analyses and first results, Mondal, S, A. Srivastava, V. Yadav, S. Sarkhel, M. V. Sunil Krishna, Y. K. Rao, V. Singh, Adv. Space. Res., 64, 1926-1939, 2019.  

  5. Storm-time variation of radiative cooling by Nitric Oxide as observed by TIMED-SABER and GUVI, Gaurav Bharti, M.V. Sunil Krishna, T. Bag, Puneet Jain, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 1500-1514, 2018.

  6. Effect of geomagnetic storm conditions on the equatorial ionization anomaly and equatorial temperature anomaly, Gaurav Bharti, T. Bag, and M.V. Sunil Krishna, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 168, 8-20, 2018.

  7. Study of atomic oxygen greenline dayglow emission in thermosphere during geomagnetic storm conditions, T. Bag, V. Singh, and M.V. Sunil Krishna, Adv. Space. Res., 59, 302-310, 2017.

  8. Modeling of Na airglow emission and first results on the nocturnal variation at a mid-latitude, T. Bag, M.V. Sunil Krishna, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 10945-10958, 2015.

  9. Effect of severe geomagnetic storm conditions on atomic oxygen greenline dayglow emission in mesosphere, T. Bag, M.V. Sunil Krishna, Shilpa Gahlot, and V. Singh, Adv. Space. Res., 53, 1255-1264, 2014.

  10. An analytical approach to estimate the atomic oxygen density from greenline dayglow emission in thermosphere at 250 km, Thirupathaiah, P, V. Singh, M.V. Sunil Krishna, Ind. J. Radio. Space., 42, 219-228, 2013.

  11. Effect of solar activity on peak emission rate of 557.7 nm dayglow emission under equinox conditions, Thirupathiah, P., M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 77, 209-218, 2012.

  12. Heating of ambient electrons in thermosphere under varying solar activity conditions, M.V. Sunil Krishna, Sandeep Kaur, and V. Singh, Ind. J. Radio. Space, 40, 130-136, 2011.

  13. Solar influence on redline dayglow emission under equinox conditions, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 73, 499-506, 2011.

  14. Morphology of 8446 A dayglow emission, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh, J. Adv. Space. Res., 46, 81-88, 2010.

  15. Modeling of redline dayglow emissions, V. Singh, A.K. Upadhayaya, and M.V. Sunil Krishna, J. Hung. Met. Serv., 114, 217-227, 2010.

  16. Effect of solar activity on the morphology of 7320 A dayglow emission, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh., Ann. Geophys., 27, 4089-4096, 2009.

  17. Effect of temperature dependent rate coefficient of reaction N(A3+O) on proton heating efficiency in auroral region, V. Singh, and M.V. Sunil Krishna, Ind. J. Radio. Space., 39, 71-73, 2009.

  18. Testing of solar2000 EUV flux model between 900-1350 A using greenline dayglow emission, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh., Ind. J. Radio. Space., 38, 37-41, 2009.

 

Conference Papers

  1. Thermospheric cooling during extreme space weather events, M.V. Sunil Krishna, Gaurav Bharti: 20th National Space Science Symposium, SP Pune University, 29-31 January, 2019.
  2. Variation of radiative cooling and Nitric Oxide abundance as during intense geomagnetic storms as observed by TIMED-SABER and GUVI, M.V. Sunil Krishna and Gaurav Bharti: 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, USA, 14-22 July, 2019.
  3. Effect of geomagnetic storm conditions on the equatorial ionization anomaly and equatorial temperature anomaly, Gaurav Bharti and M.V. Sunil Krishna: 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, USA, 14-22 July, 2019.
  4. The effect of space weather on sodium airglow emissions, Gaurav Bharti and M.V. Sunil Krishna: 14th Quadrennial Solar Terrestrial Physics Symposium, York University, Canada, 9-13 July, 2019.
  5. Influence of solar proton events on the infrared cooling by Nitric Oxide, M.V. Sunil Krishna and Gaurav Bharti: 14th Quadrennial Solar Terrestrial Physics Symposium, York University, Canada, 9-13 July, 2019.
  6. Modeling of Na airglow and first results of nocturnal variation at a mid-latitude, M.V. Sunil Krishna and Tikemani Bag: JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, 19-25 May, 2017.
  7. Radiative cooling of Nitric Oxide NO as observed by observed by TIMED/SABER, Gaurav Bharti and M.V. Sunil Krishna: JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, 19-25 May, 2017.
  8. Storm time variation of radiative cooling by nitric oxide emission, 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and Gaurav Bharti:  Istanbul, Turkey.
  9. Mesospheric sodium airglow emission, 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Tikemani Bag, M.V. Sunil Krishna: 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Istanbul, Turkey.
  10. SABER/TIMED observation of infrared cooling over Asian sector, Gaurav Bharti, M.V. Sunil Krishna: 19th National Space Science Symposium, Trivandrum, 9-12 February, 2016.
  11. Signature of geomagnetic storm on equatorial ionization anomaly, Tikemani Bag, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh: 19th Space Science Symposium, Trivandrum, 9-12 February, 2016.
  12. Connection between neutral densities and geomagnetic activity, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and Tikemani Bag: 26th IUGG General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic, 22 June-2 July, 2015.
  13. Effect of severe geomagnetic conditions on greenline dayglow emissions, Tikemani Bag, Gaurav Bharti, and M.V. Sunil Krishna: 18th National Space Science Symposium, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, 29 Feb-1 March, 2014.
  14. Effect of severe geomagnetic disturbances on the atomic oxygen airglow emissions, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and Tikemani Bag: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 9-13 December, 2013.
  15. A comparative study of model and empirical calculations on the atomic oxygen greenline dayglow emission, M.V. Sunil Krishna: 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Mysore, 14-22 July, 2012.
  16. Estimation of atomic oxygen density from greenline dayglow emission in thermosphere above 200 km, P. Thirupathaiah, Tikemani Bag, V. Singh, and M.V. Sunil Krishna:17th National Space Science Symposium, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 14-17 February, 2012.
  17. A study of latitudinal variation of greenline dayglow emission with solar activity, M.V. Sunil Krishna, Maneesha Dharwan, P. Thirupathaiah: 17th National Space Science Symposium, 14-17 February, 2012.
  18. Heating of ambient electrons in thermosphere under varying solar activity conditions, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 5-9 December, 2011.
  19. Response of redline dayglow emission under varying solar activity conditions, V. Singh, and M.V. Sunil Krishna, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA 13-17 December, 2010.
  20. Modeling of 557.7 nm dayglow emission under varying solar activity conditions, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh: 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Bremen, Germany, 18-25 July, 2010.
  21. Morphology of redline dayglow emission under varying solar activity conditions, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh:  SCOSTEP’s STP-12 Symposium, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Berlin, Germany, 12-16 July, 2010.
  22. Morphological study of 844.6 nm dayglow emission, V. Singh, and M.V. Sunil Krishna, 16th National Space Symposium, Saurashtra University, Rajkot 24-27 February, 2010.
  23. Effect of solar activity on the 732.0 nm airglow emission, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh: 16th National Space Science Symposium, Saurashtra University, 24-27 February, 2010.
  24. Polar thermospheric heating under proton precipitation, V. Singh, and M.V. Sunil Krishna, IAGA General Assembly, Sopron, Hungary, 23-30 August, 2009.
  25. Effect of varying solar activity on 844.6 nm and 732.0 nm dayglow emissions, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh, Radio and Environment Sciences, National Seminar, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, 22-23 April, 2009.
  26. Testing of solar2000 EUV flux model between 950 and 1175 A wavelength region using greenline dayglow emission, M.V. Sunil Krishna, and V. Singh: 15th National Space Science Symposium, Radio Astronomy Center, 26-29 February, 2008.
  27. Relative study of 5577 A and 630 A dayglow emissions, V. Singh and M.V. Sunil Krishna: 14th National Space Science Symposium, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 9-11 February, 2006.