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Dr. S. P. Anand


Geopotential Studies
Solid Earth Geomagnetism Division




Room No: 305
Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
Plot No. 5, Sector 18, New Panvel
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra – 410 218
Email: aerospl@yahoo.co.uk, anand@iigs.iigm.res.in
Phone: +91-22-2748 4161
Fax : +91-22-2748 0762


Academic Record:

  • Ph.D. [Physics(Geophysics)], University of Mumbai, Mumbai (2005)
  • M.Sc. [Tech.] (Marine Geophysics), Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi (1998)


  • Research Associateship (ISRO Project), 2004-2006
  • KAGI21- Kyoto University the 21st Century COE Program, Indonesia, 2005
  • IIG Graduate Fellowship, 1999-2004
  • Associate member, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), US
  • Fellow, Geological Society of India

Research Interests:

  • Crustal magnetic anomalies from airborne, marine and satellite platforms.
  • Structure, evolution and Geodynamics of the Indian lithosphere.
  • Determination of Curie depths and elastic parameters of the Earth's lithosphere from. magnetic, gravity, and heat flow data sets.
  • Geo-potential methods for Hydrocarbon exploration.
  • Quality control of Airborne Geophysical Data
  • Geodesy from ground, airborne and satellite data.
  • Dynamics and evolution of the earthquake prone Kutch region.
  • Modelling of Geopotential anomalies over the Anadaman-Sumatara Arc trench system.
  • Crustal structure of Bastar craton, with emphasis on kimberlite exploration.

Selected Publications in Refereed Journals:

  • Mita Rajaram, S.P. Anand, K.Hemant and M.E. Purucker. Curie isotherm map of Indian subcontinent from Satellite and aeromagnetic data. Earth Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.02.013, 2009.
  • Anand, S.P. Mita Rajaram, T. J. Majumdar and R. Bhattacharyya, Structure and Tectonics of 85oE Ridge From Analysis of Geopotential Data. Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2008.09.036. 2009.
  • E. Chandrasekhar, Sergio L. Fontes, Jean Marie Flexor, Mita Rajaram and S.P. Anand. Magnetotelluric and aeromagnetic investigations for assessment of groundwater resources in Parnaiba basin in Piaui state of North East Brazil. Journal of Applied Geophysics. doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2008.12.001. 2009.
  • Anand, S.P. and Mita Rajaram. Aeromagnetic signatures of the Cratons and Mobile belts over India. In “The Indian Continental Crust and Upper Mantle, International Association for Gondwana Research, Memoir No.10, 233-242, 2007.
  • Mita Rajaram, S.P. Anand and T.S.Balakrishnan, 2006. Composite magnetic anomaly map of India and its contiguous regions. Journal of Geological Society of India, 68, 569-576, 2006.

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