Dr. Saumitra Mukherjee

Dr. Saumitra Mukherjee

Dr. Saumitra Mukherjee
Professor, Department of Geology & Remote sensing
Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of Environmental sciences, , India


Have 25 years experience in Remote sensing Applications in Geosciences.
2006-till date-Professor (Geology & Remote sensing) SES/JNU • 2004-2005.Visiting Professor, Earth& Ocean Sciences, The University of Liverpool,UK • 1998-2006-Associate Professor(Remote sensing) SES/JNU • 1992-1998 Assistant Professor (Remote sensing)SES/JNU New Delhi • 1989-1992: Scientist-C, Remote Sensing Applications Center, UP, Lucknow. • 1985-1989: Hydrogeologist Central Ground Water Board, Calcutta. 

Research Interest

Earth Observation Applications for Water Resources Assessment and Management. (Remote sensing and GIS applications in Ground water Exploration, Rainwater Harvesting. Early warning of Natural Hazards and its relation with Water resources(Tornado, Cyclone, Earthquake, Tsunami, Snowfall, Forest Fire). Research guidance and publications in the following areas Monitoring, analyzing, and quantifying components of the water cycle Monitoring/Modeling real or near-real time surface and/or subsurface hydrological processes Analyzing interactions of land surface and atmospheric processes Investigating wetland dynamics Monitoring, forecasting and managing flooding and droughts Monitoring land use/cover change and impact on hydrological processes Determining effects of human activities on both the quantity and quality of water Developing products for use in integrated water resources management. Used Satellite data: IRS,LANDSAT, SPOT (INDIA, UK, and AFRICA), IRS (INDIA), RESOURSESAT and LIDAR Data (UK), SOHO data of Sun-Earth Environment.