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SURESH KANNAUJIYA

SURESH KANNAUJIYA
Designation : Scientist/Engineer - SD
Department : Geosciences Department
Field of Expertise : Geodynamics, Geophysical Prospecting, Remote Sensing.
Mail Address : Geosciences Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Govt. of India 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun- 248001, India.
  • Geodynamics/ Geophysical prospecting: Crustal deformation, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Total electron content (TEC), Stress/strain along the major Himalayan fault system, shallow subsurface geology mapping (Earth resistivity meter), fault mapping (ground penetrating radar and Engineering seismograph).
  • GRACE: Terrestrial water storage (TWS), groundwater monitoring,
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS)
  • M.Tech. in Applied Geophysics from IIT Roorkee. (2011)
  • B.Sc. in Geology (Hons.) in Combination with Mathematics & Physics from Banaras Hindu University Varanasi. (2008)
  • Higher Secondary with PCM , SSNIC, Varanasi (2005)
  • Matriculation, SSNIC, Varanasi (2003)
  • Scientist/Engineer-SD, IIRS (2017-Present)
  • Scientist/Engineer-SC, IIRS (2013-2017)
  • Processing Geophysicist, Fugro Geosciences India Pvt. Ltd. (August, 2012 to December 2012)

Journal Referee

  • Quaternary International
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing
  • Groundwater for Sustainable development

Committee members

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Document for procurement of GPS equipment for Crustal deformation studies, National Centre for Seismology (NCS), Ministry of Earth Sciences Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
  • Keshri, D., Haque, S., Kannaujiya, S., Bhunia, R. K., & Champati Ray, P. K. (2019). Application of Geo-physical techniques for Groundwater Zoning in the Active Tectonic area of the Lesser Himalayan, India. National conference on “Recent Trends in Earth Science Research & Centennial Celebrations”, Department of Geology, BHU, pp. 40

International

  • Kannaujiya, S., Yadav, R.K., Champati ray, P.K., Sarkar, T., G. Sharma, G., Chauhan, P., Pal, S.K., Roy, P.N.S., Gautam, P.K.R., Taloor, A.K., Yadav, A., (2020). Unraveling seismic hazard by estimating prolonged crustal strain buildup in Kumaun-Garhwal, Northwest Himalaya using GPS data measurements. Tectonophysics. (Under Review).
  • Haque, S., Kannaujiya, S., Taloor, A. K., Keshri, D., Bhunia, R. K., Champati Ray, P. K., & Chauhan, P. (2020). Identification of groundwater resource zone in the active tectonic region of Himalaya through earth observatory techniques. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 10, 100337.
  • Sarkar, T., Kannaujiya, S., Taloor, A. K., Champati Ray, P. K., Chauhan, P. (2020). An integrated Study of GRACE derived Interannual groundwater storage variability across different regions of India. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 10, 100376 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsd.2020.100376
  • Karunakalage, A., Sarkar, T., Kannaujiya, S., Chauhan, P., Pranjal, P., Taloor, A., K., Kumar, S., (2020). The appraisal of groundwater storage dwindling effect, by applying high resolution downscaling GRACE data in and around Mehsana district, Gujarat, India. Groundwater for Sustainable Development. Elsevier. (Under Review)
  • Kannaujiya, S., Gautam, P. K., Champati Ray, P. K., Chauhan, P., Roy, P. N. S., Pal., S. K., & Taloor, A. K. (2020). Contribution of seasonal surface hydrological loading due to the Ganga river basin in the variation of seismicity and geodetic strain in Garhwal-Kumaon region of Northwest Himalaya. Quaternary International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.04.049.
  • Kannaujiya, S., Philip, G., Champati Ray, P. K., & Pal., S. K. (2020). Integrated Geophysical Techniques for Subsurface Imaging of Active Deformation across the Himalayan Frontal Thrust in the Northwestern Frontal Himalaya, India. Quaternary International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.05.003.
  • Sharma, G., Kannaujiya, S., Gautam, P. K. R., Taloor, A. K., Champatiray, P. K., & Mohanty, S. (2020). Crustal deformation analysis across Garhwal Himalaya: Part of western Himalaya using GPS observations. Quaternary International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.08.025
  • Gunda Teja, G. K., Balaji, S., Champati Ray, P. K, Rasool, G. B., Balakrishna, & Kannaujiya, S. (2020). Geophysical Characterisation of the Active Fault Geometry and Trends in Tectonic Deformation in the Shallow Stratigraphy along Active Faults, South Andaman, India. Journal Geological Society of India. Vol.95. (Preprint)
  • Gautam, P., K., R., Singh, S., Bagchi, D., Singh, S., Kumar, S., Kannaujiya, S., (2020). 2D Electrical resistivity imaging for geothermal groundwater characterization and rejuvenation of Gaurikund hot spring in the central Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India. Groundwater for Sustainable Development. (Under Review)
  • Chattoraj, S. L., Kannaujiya, S., Champati ray, P. K., Raghavendra, S., & Agrawal, S. (2019). Role of emerging aerospace based technology, geophysical investigation and numerical simulation in landslide hazard mapping, modelling and mitigation. NIDM
  • Gyeltshen, S., Tran, T. V., Teja Gunda, G. K., Kannaujiya, S., Chatterjee, R. S., & Champatiray, P. K. (2019). Groundwater potential zones using a combination of geospatial technology and geophysical approach: case study in Dehradun, India. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65(2), 169–182
  • Velayudham, J., Kannaujiya, S., Sarkar, T., Champati ray, P. K., Taloor, A., K., Bisht, M. P. S., Chawla S., & Pal, S. K. (2019). Extensive Study on Kaliasaur Landslide, Garhwal Himalaya by the integration of Geospatial, Geotechnical and Geophysical Investigations. Quaternary Science Advances, Elsevier. (Under review)
  • Kannaujiya, S., Chattoraj, S. L., Jayalath, D., Champati ray, P. K., Bajaj, K., Podali, S., & Bisht, M. P. S. (2019). Integration of satellite remote sensing and geophysical techniques (electrical resistivity tomography and ground penetrating radar) for landslide characterization at Kunjethi (Kalimath), Garhwal Himalaya, India. Nat Hazards, 97(3), 1191–1208
  • Sharma, G., Champati ray, P., K., Mohanty, S., Gautam, P., K., Kannaujiya, S., (2017). Ionospheric Total Electron Content variation using ground based GNSS observation data: Application for Earthquake Precursor detection of strong magnitude (Mw>6) Himalayan Earthquakes, J. Appl. Remote Sens. 11(4), 046018 (2017), doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.11.046018.
  • Sharma, G., Champati ray, P., K., Mohanty, S., Gautam, P., K., Kannaujiya, S., (2017). Ionospheric TEC modelling for earthquakes precursors from GNSS data. Quaternary International 462 pp. 65-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.05.007.
  • Gautam, P. K., Arora, S., Kannaujiya, S., Singh, A., Goswami, A., Champati, P., K., (2017). A comparative appraisal of ground water resources using GRACE-GPS data in highly urbanised regions of Uttar Pradesh, India Sustainable Water Resources Management (springer). https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s40899-017-0109-4, ISSN 2363-5037.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Chattoraj, S.L., Bisht, M.P.S., Kannaujiya, S., Pandey, K., Goswami, A., (2015). Kedarnath Disaster 2013. Causes, consequences and comparison with past event using remote sensing inputs, Natural Hazards (Springer), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-015-2076-0

National

  • Champati, ray, P., K., Chattoraj, S., L., Chand, D., S., and Kannaujiya, S., (2013). Aftermath of Uttarakhand disaster 2013: An appraisal on risk assessment and remedial measures for Yamunotri shrine using satellite image interpretation. Indian Landslides, vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 61-68.
  • Champati, ray, P., K., Chattoraj, S., L., and Kannaujiya, S., (2013). Aftermath of Uttarakhand disaster 2013: Priorities and opportunities for reconstruction and rehabilitation, disaster and development. NIDM.
  • Karunakalage, A., Kannaujiya, S., Chatterjee, R., S., Taloor, A., K., Pranjal, P., Chauhan, P., Champati ray, P., K., Kumar, S., (2021). The groundwater storage assessment using effective downscaling GRACE data in water-stressed regions of India. Springer. (Preprint)
  • Kaushik, A., Champati ray, P., K., Kannaujiya, S., Teja Gunda, G., K., (2020). Role of Geodynamics on extinction of vedic river Sarasvati as revealed by satellite image analysis and geophysical investigations. IITKGP. (Under Review)
  • Champati ray, P., K., Kannaujiya, S., (2020). Role of Remote Sensing in Spring Hydrology of Himalaya. Doon university, Dehradun. (Submitted)
  • Chattoraj S.L., Champati Ray P.K., Kannaujiya, S., (2019). Simulation Outputs of Major Debris Flows in Garhwal Himalaya: A Geotechnical Modeling Approach for Hazard Mitigation. In: Navalgund R., Kumar A., Nandy S. (eds) Remote Sensing of Northwest Himalayan Ecosystems. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2128-3_3
  • Sharma G., Champati Ray P.K., Kannaujiya, S., (2019). Ionospheric Total Electron Content for Earthquake Precursor Detection. In: Navalgund R., Kumar A., Nandy S. (eds) Remote Sensing of Northwest Himalayan Ecosystems. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2128-3_4.
  • Ketholia, Y., Chattoraj, S., L. Kannaujiya, S., Champati, ray, P., K., (2015). Role of Earth Observation Data in determination of Slope Stability in parts of Uttarakhand Himalaya. Full paper in Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Geology in New Millennium (EGNM), Indian Society of Engineering Geology, IIT Delhi, 27-29 Oct, p. 90-95
  • Chattoraj, S., L., Ketholia, Y., Champati, ray, P., K., Kannaujiya, S, (2015). Debris flow modelling and risk assessment of selected landslides from Uttarakhand. All India Seminar on slope stability issues in opencast mining and civil engineering (SSIOME), NIT- Rourkela, 25-26 July, p. 223
  • Champati, ray, P., K., Chattoraj, S., L. and Kannaujiya, S, (2013). Uttarakhand Disaster 2013: Response and Mitigation measures using remote sensing and GIS. Pre workshop full publication in: National work shop on Geology and Geoheritage sites of Uttarakhand with special reference to geoscientific development of the region organized by Indian Geological Congress (IGC), Roorkee jointly with L.S.M. Govt PG College, Pithoragarh Nov 11 to 12, pp 37-45

Conference/Extended Abstract/ Workshop Paper:

  • Velayudham, J., Kannaujiya, S., Champati ray, P. K., & Dutt, V., (2019). Shallow-subsurface characterization using comparative study of GPR and ERT profiles on Hanogi landslide, Western Himalaya. 1st Indian Near Surface Geophysics (EAGE) Proceedings International Conference Edition 2019, pp. 257-260
  • Yadav, A., Kannaujiya, S., Sharma, G., Philip, G., Champati ray, P. K., Roy, P. N. S., & Chauhan, P., (2019). Subsurface Imaging of active fault by Integrating remote sensing and geophysical techniques in Himalayan Foothills. 1st Indian Near Surface Geophysics (EAGE) Proceedings International Conference Edition 2019, pp. 279-286
  • Chattoraj, S., L., Kannaujiya, S., Champati ray, P., K., Raghavendra, S., & Agrawal, S., (2019). Role of emerging aerospace-based technology, geophysical investigation and numerical simulation in landslide hazard mapping, modelling and mitigation. 1st International Conference on Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience-2019, NIDM, pp. 29.
  • Gunda Teja, G., K., Kannaujiya, S., Dutt, V., & Champati ray, P., K., (2019). Characterization of landslide potential zone through integrated satellite remotes sensing and geophysical techniques (Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Ground Penetrating Radar) studies at Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. 1st International Conference on Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience-2019, NIDM, pp. 16.
  • Keshri, D., Haque, S., Kannaujiya, S., Bhunia, R., K., & Champati Ray, P., K., (2019). Application of Geo-physical techniques for Groundwater Zoning in the Active Tectonic area of the Lesser Himalayan, India. National conference on “Recent Trends in Earth Science Research & Centennial Celebrations”, Department of Geology, BHU, pp. 40.
  • Kannaujiya, S., Gautam, P., K., Champati Ray, P., K., Chauhan, P., Roy, P. N., S., & Pal., S., K., (2019). Seasonal seismicity and geodetic strain induced by surface water loading in Garhwal-Kumaon Himalaya. National conference on “Recent Trends in Earth Science Research & Centennial Celebrations”, Department of Geology, BHU, pp. 39.
  • Sakar, T., Kannaujiya, S., Rai, H., K., & Chauhan, P., (2019). Remote sensing studies, for the identification of mineral alteration zone in petroliferous basins: A case study of Vindhyan Basin. National conference on “Recent Trends in Earth Science Research & Centennial Celebrations”, Department of Geology, BHU, pp. 73
  • Champati ray, P., K., Kannaujiya, S., Bhuyan, C., S., (2019). Sustainable groundwater resource management in changing climate scenario: Satellite sensing and geophysics based approach. Down to Earth 2019, 1st International Conference on Water Security and Sustainability, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Majhitar, India, December 13-14, 2019.
  • Kannaujiya, S., Philip, G., Rawat, G., Suresh, N., Champati ray, P., K., (2018). Integrated Geophysical Techniques for Subsurface Imaging of Active Deformation: Case Studies in the Northwestern Himalaya" ". National Conference on Earth System Science with special reference to Himalaya: Advancement and Challenges". Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology. May 16-18, 2018.
  • Kannaujiya, S., Champati, ray, P., K., Gautam, P., Roy, P., N., S., Sharma, G., (2018). Estimation of crustal deformation and strain accumulation of northwest Himalaya using GNSS measurements. ETGRMI, PP. 179-180, March 2018. IIT Dhanbad, Dhanbad.
  • Kannaujiya, S., Champati ray, P., K., (2017) Seasonal Variations of Geodetic Strain Distribution Using GNSS and Correlation with Seismic Activity in the Himalayan Region. ACRS Conference, October, 2017, New Delhi. Abstract Id: 1168..
  • Champati, ray, P., K., Kannaujiya, S., (2017). Satellite imaging and geophysical approach for sustenance and augmentation of groundwater resources with special emphasis on springs in Himalaya. Water for Welfare: An Uttarakhand Initiative, workshop, December, 2017, Kumaun University, Nainital..
  • Kannaujiya, S., Rawat, S., Champati ray, P., K., Chattoraj, S., L., Mandal, A., Ketholia, Y., (2016). Integration of Satellite Remote Sensing and Geophysical Techniques for Landslide Characterization at Kaliyasaur, Rudraprayag, Garhwal Himalaya, India. ISRS-ISG Symposium, 07th -09th, December, 2016, IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Ghosh, S., Philip, G., Suresh, N., Kannaujiya, S., Champati Ray, P., K., (2016). Remote Sensing Data Analysis for Mapping Active Faults towards Earthquake Hazard Assessment in the Trans-Yamuna Segment of North-Western Himalaya. ISRS-ISG Symposium, 07th -09th, December, 2016, IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Dwivedi, A., Kannaujiya, S., Pandey, K., Pal, A., Gogoi, M., P., Chattoraj, S., L., Champati Ray, P., K., (2016). Analysis of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS) Data to Map the Depletion in Groundwater Storage in Northern India. ISRS-ISG Symposium, 07th -09th, December, 2016, IIRS, Dehradun
  • Gautam, P., K., Arora, S., Kannaujiya, S., Singh, A., Goswami, A., Champati Ray, P., K., (2016). Investigation of ground water resources through GRACE-GPS data in highly urbanized regions of Uttar Pradesh, India. Indo-US Workshop, 14th -16th, November, 2016, CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad
  • Bagchi, D., Kannaujiya, S., Champati Ray, P., K., and Ketholia, Y., (2016). Springshed characterization using geophysical technique, Remote Sensing and GIS in a part of Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India. International Conference on Spatial Decision Support System for UN Sustainable Development Goals, 01st-02nd, February, 2017, Kalindi College, University of Delhi, New Delhi
  • Sharma G., Gokul G., Champati ray P., K., Kannaujiya, S., Mohanty S., and Gautam P., K., (2016). Deformation pattern and its application to seismic hazard assessment in parts of Uttarakhand from repeated ground based Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) observation data. Developments in Geoscience in the past decade- Emerging Trends for the Future and Impact on Society (GSI-2016). 21-23 October 2016, IIT Kharagpur
  • Chhabra, A., Sharma, G., Champati ray P., Annadurai, K., Kannaujiya, S., (2016). Pre-earthquake ionospheric variation registered by continuous GPS total electron content (TEC) measurement. Advancements in Applications of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technology (AARSGT-2016), May 19-21, 2016, BIT Mesra, Jharkhand.
  • Kannaujiya, S., Champati ray, P., K., Philips, G., Sharma, G., Mohanty, S., Saikia, A., and Chattoraj, S., L., (2015). Active Fault Mapping using Geophysical Methods (GPR, IPR) in North western part of Himalayan Foothill Zone. ISRS-ISG Symposium, 17th, December, 2015, Jaipur
  • Chattoraj, S., L., Ketholia, Y., Champati, ray, P., K., Kannaujiya, S., (2015). Debris flow modelling and risk assessment of selected landslides from Uttarakhand. All India Seminar on slope stability issues in opencast mining and civil engineering (SSIOME), NIT- Rourkela, 25-26 July, p. 223.
  • Chattoraj, S., L., Champati, ray, P., K., and Kannaujiya, S., (2014). Debris flow simulation and modeling taking ones from satellite derived data: a post-disaster case study from Kedarnath area. International Conference of IGC on “Climate Changes & Natural Resources Development Strategies", 27-29, November, 2014, organized by Indian Geological Congress ROORKEE & Rajiv Gandhi University.
  • Kannaujiya, S., Goswami, A., Chattoraj, S., L., Champati ray, P., K., and Sharma, S., (2014). Geophysical and ancillary parameter analysis for assessment of Kedarnath Disaster, 2013. International Conference of IGC on “Climate Changes & Natural Resources Development Strategies", 27-29, November, 2014, organized by Indian Geological Congress ROORKEE & Rajiv Gandhi University
  • Sharma, H., Champati, Ray, P., K., Kannaujiya, S., and Chatterjee, R., S., (2014). Evaluation of Groundwater Depletion Scenario in Northern Plains of India using Satellite derived Gravity data. CGWB, 25, March, 2014, Regional Workshop on Groundwater Management for Food Security
  • Pradhan, G., Champati ray, P., K., Rogier van, D., V., and Kannaujiya, S., (2014). Interannual Groundwater Variations in Ganga Basin Using GRACE. CGWB, 25, March, 2014, Regional Workshop on Groundwater Management for Food Security
  • Champati, ray, P., K., Goswami, A., Chattoraj, S., L., and Kannaujiya, S., (2013). Kedarnath disaster 2013: Causes and consequences using remote sensing inputs, International workshop of ISPRS, 21-22, November, 2013, Hyderabad, pp.39.
  • Kannaujiya, S., Israil, M., (2012). Determination of Geoelectric Strike and 2D inversion of Magnetotelluric Data from Himalayan Region. 9th Biennial International Conference and Exposition on Petroleum Geophysics. Hyderabad. P-008
  • Kannaujiya, S., Israil, M., Varshney, S., K., Elena, S., Gupta, P., K., Andrey, K., Smirnov, M., (2012). Geoelectrical structure estimation along Roorkee-Gangotri profile of Garhwal Himalayan region, India, using qualitative analysis of MT/MV data, 21st EM Induction Workshop, Darwin, Australia
  • P., S., Chattoraj, S.L., Champati ray, P.K., & Kannaujiya, S., (2016). Numerical Simulation and Modeling of Debris flow at Tangni (Pagal Nala), Joshimath, Uttarakhand using Earth Observation Data. IIRS Newsletter. pp.-2
  • Kannaujiya, S., Jayalath, D.R.K., Chattoraj, S.L., & Champati ray, P.K., (2016). Landslide Characterization using Remote Sensing and Advanced Geophysical Techniques at Kunjethi Village, Kalimath, Garhwal Himalaya. IIRS Newsletter. pp.-2-3.
  • Sharma, G., Champati ray, P.K., & Kannaujiya, S., (2016). Ionospheric TEC Modelling for Earthquake Precursor Studies in Himalaya. IIRS Newsletter. pp.-8
  • Kannaujiya, S., Champati ray, P.K., & Mandal, A., (2016). Analysis of Crustal Deformation using Ground based GNSS Observation Data in North Western Himalaya. IIRS Newsletter. pp.-9-10
  • Kannaujiya, S., Champati ray, P.K., & Kumar, A., (2018). Estimation of Crustal Deformation and Strain Accumulation by GNSS Data for Seismic Hazard Assessment in North West Himalaya. IIRS Newsletter. pp.-7
  • EOAM Project (2020): Geodynamics and Seismicity of Himalaya using GNSS and Earth Observation Techniques
  • TDP project (2020): Study of seasonal variation pertaining to geodetic stress and strain accumulation using GPS and GRACE data measurements and its correlation with seismic activity in Northwest Himalaya.
  • Geosciences Department, GDMS Group, 2018. 'A preliminary report on Geological investigation of a part of HRT of Parbati HEP Stage-II (H.P.), NHPC using satellite image interpretation', a report submitted to Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Division, NHPC Ltd
  • A brief report on Geological investigation for assessment of natural hazards and possible remedial measures for the Yamunotri shrine based on satellite image interpretation submitted to DM, Rudraprayag
  • A brief report on Springshed analysis at Gaurikund, Garhwal Himalaya for rejuvenation of Gaurikund hot spring, Kedarnath area Uttarakhand: Preliminary Geological Analysis based on Remote Sensing and GIS inputs. First joint report by IIRS and CGWB was submitted to Ministry of water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

Project Supervision: M. Sc/PG Diploma/M. Tech/ B. Tech

  • 32 projects have been supervised

Invited Guest Lectures

  • 02

Research Project Execution

  • Apprehending seismically vulnerable regime in the northwest Himalaya by application of space-based observations (F.Y. 2021-2024).