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Mamta Chauhan

Dr. Mamta Chauhan
Designation : Scientist/Engineer - SD
Department : Geosciences Department
Field of Expertise : Planetary Geology, Igneous Petrology and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
Mail Address : Geosciences Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Govt of India, 4 Kalidas Road, Dehradun – 248 001, India
  • Hyperspectral and high-resolution remote-sensing planetary data analysis; Petrography, geochemistry, stable and radioisotope study of carbonatites.
  • Fellow ‘GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA’, Lifetime member–LM-1574
  • Fellow ‘INDIAN SOCIETY OF REMOTE SENSING’ Lifetime member–L4946
  • Fellow ‘INDIAN GEOLOGICAL CONGRESS’ Lifetime member–LM- 704
  • Fellow ‘INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS’ Lifetime member–L15694
  • Berkner membership of American Geophysical Union (AGU)-101191
  • M.Sc. (Geology); Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor (Geology)
  • Qualified CSIR-NET (Lectureship) in Earth Sciences in June 2007
  • UGC Fellowship for Meritorious Students in Science-2008-2011.
  • Gunda, G.K.T, Champatiray, P.K., Chauhan, M. and Chauhan, P. (2020) Monitoring of Volcanic eruption (Barren Island) using EO satellites. Current Science, 118 (12), 1874-1876.
  • Chauhan, M., Bhattacharya S., Pathak, S. and Chauhan, P. “Remote spectral–compositional analysis of basalt mineralogy at Hansteen-Billy, Moon”. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 1–13, doi: 10.1111/maps.13176. 2018
  • Bhattacharya S., Lal D., Chauhan M., Chauhan P. and Ajai (2015) Detection of hydroxylbearing exposures of possible magmatic origin on the central peak of crater Theophilus using Chandrayaan-1 Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) data. Icarus, 260, 167-173. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/S0019103515003048
  • Chauhan M., Bhattacharya S., Saran S., Chauhan P. and Dagar A. (2015). ComptonBelkovich Volcanic Complex (CBVC): An ash flow caldera on the Moon. Icarus, 253, 115-129. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103515000767
  • Bhattacharaya S., Saran S., Dagar A., Chauhan P., Chauhan M., Ajai and Kiran Kumar A. S. (2013) Endogenic water on the moon associated with the non-mare silicic volcanism: Implications for hydrated lunar interior. Current Science, 105 (5), 685-691. http:www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/105/05/0685.pdf8
  • Shrivastava, K. L., Prajapat T., Mathur, A., Gaur V., Dadhich, C.P., Chauhan, M. and Tripathi, B. (2013) High radioactive heat-producing, economically potential granites around Jodhpur city, Malani Igneous Suite, Northwestern India. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 15 (4), 410-418. Print ISSN: 0972-1967. Online ISSN: 2319-4316.
  • Chauhan, M.. and Chauhan P. (2020) Reflectance Spectroscopy. In Encyclopedia of Lunar Science, B. Cudnik, (Ed.) Springer (accepted).
  • Chauhan, M.. and Chauhan P. (2020) VNIR Spectroscopy. In Encyclopedia of Lunar Science, B. Cudnik, (Ed.) Springer (accepted).
  • Chauhan, M.. and Chauhan P. (2020) Chandrayaan-2. In Encyclopedia of Lunar Science, B. Cudnik, (Ed.) Springer (accepted).
  • Chauhan, M.. and Chauhan P. (2020) Infrared Spectroscopy. In Encyclopedia of Lunar Science, B. Cudnik, (Ed.) Springer (accepted).
  • Chauhan, M. “Silicic Volcanism on the Moon”, in Encyclopedia of Lunar Science, B. Cudnik, Ed. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-05546-6_124-1. ISBN 978-3-319-05546-6. Springer, 2018.
  • Shrivastava, K.L., Mathur, A., Gaur, V., Prajapat, T., Dadhich, C.P., Chauhan, M.. and Tripathi, B. (2014). Determination of High-Heat Production to evaluate radioactive mineralization potential of granites of Mungeria ring complex of Malani Igneous Suite, Rajasthan, India. In: Georesources (Eds. K.L. Shrivastava and Arun Kumar) Scientific publisher, Jodhpur (India) Section II, Chap 26 pp. 264-269. ISBN: 9788172338954
  • Shrivastava K.L., Mathur A. and Chauhan M. (2009) Recent Advances in the understanding of Komatiites with Special Reference to Ore Genesis In: Exploring Earth System Dynamics-A Systematic Approach (Eds. Arun Kumar, B. Thakur and R.A.S. Kushwaha) Concept Publisher, New Delhi, Vol. 2 Sec. IV Chap 21 pp. 295-323. ISBN:9788180696138.
  • Shrivastava K.L., Sayyed Y., Chauhan M. and Hegner E. (2009) Experimental, Petrological and Field Constraints on the Petrogenesis of the Economic Carbonatites with Special Reference to the Sarnu–Dandali Area, Northwestern India. In: Economic Mineralization (Ed. K.L. Shrivastava) Scientific publisher, Jodhpur (India) Section II, Chap 15 pp. 180-204 ISBN: 9788172335724.
  • Chauhan, M., Swadia J., Prajapat T. and Shrivastava K.L. (2009) Petroleum Geology and Hydrocarbon Prospects in the Barmer-Sanchor Basin, Northwest India. In: Economic Mineralization (Ed. K.L. Shrivastava) Scientific publisher, Jodhpur (India) Section IV, Chap 40, pp. 433-441 ISBN 9788172335724.
  • Chauhan M., Saran S., Bhattacharya S. and Chauhan P. (2015) Silicic caldera: A phenomenon of rare explosive volcanism on the Moon. Planetary Sciences and Exploration Programme (PLANEX) Newsletter, PRL, 5, (3), pp. 12-16.
  • M. Sc. Project Supervision : Total 08
  • Ph.D. Guidance: Total 03 students (Undergoing)
  • Projects Undertaken:

  • Compositional mapping of Mare Humorum, Mare Cognitum and Mare Nubium region of the Moon using Hyperspectrlal imager (HySI) data from Chandrayaan-I to study pyroxene variability and their petrological implications” sponsored by Indian Space Research organization, (ISRO) Duration: October, 2016 to June, 2019. Total Cost: 20 Lakhs
  • Ongoing Project:

  • Chandrayaan-2 Science Plan for utilization of Imaging Infrared Spectrometer (IIRS) Data for lunar surface compositional mapping.
  • At International Conference on “Exploring the Universe: Near Earth Space Science to Extra-Galactic Astronomy. Title ‘Study of geology of Doppelmayer crater using high-resolution datasets from recent lunar Missions’ organized at S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, 14-17 Nov., 2018.
  • At PLANEX (PRL) Ahmedabad Title : Compton-Belkovich Volcanic Complex : An Ash Flow caldera on the Moon.