Archive for the ‘NGRI’ Category
16 January 2013
HYDERABAD: Dr. Parijat Roy, INSPIRE faculty, Geochemistry Division, CSIR-NGRI received the ISCA Young Scientist Award for 2012-13 in the Earth System Sciences category.
He received the award during the Indian Science Congress held at Kolkata recently……
01 January 2013
A ‘mega earthquake’ is likely to strike the Himalayas this century, causing catastrophic landslides and floods and killing more than 40,000 people, Indian and US geologists have warned.
Scientists from the National Geophysical Research Institute of India and Stanford University, United States, analysed the fault that separates the Asian and Indian continental plates….
09 December 2012
Hyderabad: There is an active fault beneath the Tehri dam that enhances the earthquake risk, scientists of the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) here have reported. The Tehri dam is located near Tehri town in Uttarakhand in the Kumaon-Garhwal Himalayas region….
03 November 2012
JAISALMER: For the first time in India, groundwater surveys using heliborne transient electromagnetic technique will be tried for aquifer mapping. This will be a pilot project carried out in five States, including Rajasthan and the geophysical survey in the state will be done in Jaisalmer and Dausa.
Dr Shakeel Ahmed, chief scientist and Dr Subash Chandra, scientists of CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad said six study areas in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Biharand Rajasthan were selected following the veracity of geological formations that form the ground water system. Desert areas in Jaisalmer district and a typical sedimentary and hard rock combined aquifer system in Bandikui in Dausa district have been identified in Rajasthan….
NEW DELHI: The CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute of India in collaboration with Aarhus University in Denmark has subcontracted SkyTEM Surveys to map aquifers in six strategically selected areas of India beginning in March 2013.
The objective of Aquifer India Mapping Project (AQUIM) is to acquire 13,800 line kilometres of airborne geophysical data and apply advanced data processing techniques in order to assess a Danish helicopter borne technology for aquifer mapping in the country……
21 October 2012
In the wake of increased seismic activity globally in the recent years and clustering of major earthquakes, well-established theories on the occurrence of temblors were coming into question, according to R.K. Chadha, Chief Scientist at CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) here.
Talking to The Hindu , he said that during the last eight years, starting with the 9.3 magnitude earthquake off the Sumatra coast in 2004, there have been seven temblors of magnitude 8 and above in the Sumatra-Java region and two of them occurred this year….
09 October 2012
HYDERABAD: G. Parthasarathy, Chief Scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute, here has been elected a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy at its annual general meeting in New Delhi recently…..