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Prof. Nathani Basavaiah

Professor -F

Environmental Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism Studies
Solid Earth Geomagnetism Division




Room No: 301/320
Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
Plot No. 5, Sector 18, New Panvel
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra – 410 218
Email: bas@iigs.iigm.res.in
Phone: +91-22-2748 4142
Fax: +91-22-2748 0762


Academic Record:

  • Ph.D. Geophysics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai (1992)
  • M.Sc. [Tech.] Geophysics, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam (1985)



  •     The Best Citizens of India, International Publishing House, India
  •     Bharat Jyoti Award, India International Friendship Society, India
  •     Fellow,Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  •     Fellow, European Research, Netherlands
  •     Fellow, British Council, United Kingdom
  •     Equipment Grant,Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • Editorial Board, Disaster Advances International Journal
  • Convener, Growth of Geomagnetism Workshop GG: 2011-2030
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, J. Indian Geophysical Union
  • Indian Coordinator, DFG-GFZ HIMPACII Project, Germany
  • Indian Coordinator, Small Robotic Rock Drilling at Lonar, NASA-NMU Project, USA
  • Indian Coordinator, Roadside Pollution Monitoring, DFG-Tübingen University Project, Germany
  • Co-Convener, Rock and Mineral Magnetism, AOGS-AGU Joint Assembly, Singapore
  • Co-Convener, Modern and Palaeomonsoon, EGU General Assembly, Austria
  • Member, Lonar Lake Conservation Expert Panel: Climate Research, Maharashtra
  • Fellow, Society of Earth Sciences
  • Fellow, Indian Geophysical Union (IGU)
  • Member, Assoc. Environmental Analytical Chemistry of India (AEACI)
  • Member, European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Member, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)
  • Member, Rock Magnetism Working Group (IAGA)
  • Member, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

Research Interests:
  • Environmental Geomagnetism
  • Lake, Marine and Glacier Sediments
  • Palaeoclimates
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Earth's Magnetic Field Variations

Impact Cratering Processes

  • Spectral Signatures of Shock, Alteration and Weathering at  Impact Craters- Implications to Mars
 Book Authored:
  •    Geomagnetism: Solid Earth and Upper Atmosphere Perspectives, Springer (Netherlands) and Capital Publishing Company (India), (ISBN: 978-94-007-0402-2), 2011
  •    Environmental Magnetism & Palaeomonsoons, J. Indian Geophysical Union, Special Issue 8(1), 2004 (Edited)

Selected Publications in Refereed Journals:


  • ·     Dewangan, P., Basavaiah, N., Badesab, F.K., Usapkar, A., Mazumdar, A., Joshi, R. and Ramprasad, T. Diagenesis of magnetic minerals in a gas hydrate/cold seep environment off the Krishna–Godavari basin, Bay of Bengal, Marine Geology, 340, 57–70, doi:org/10.1016/j.margeo.2013.04.016, 2013.
  • ·     Anoop, A., Prasad, S., Plessen, B., Basavaiah, N., Gaye, B., Naumann, R., Menzel, P., Weise, S. and Brauer, A. , Palaeoenvironmental implications of evaporative Gaylussite crystals from Lonar lake, Central India, Journal of Quaternary Science, 28, 349–359, doi:10.1002/jqs.2625, 2013.
  • ·     Menzel, P., Gaye, B., Wiesner, M.G., Prasad, S., Stebich, M., Das, B.K., Anoop, A., Riedel, N. and Basavaiah, N., Influence of bottom water anoxia on nitrogen isotopic ratios and amino acid contributions of recent sediments from small eutrophic Lonar Lake, Central India, Limnology and Oceanography, 58, 1061–1074, doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.3.1061, 2013.
  • ·     Rana, N., Bhattacharya, F., Basavaiah, N., Pant, R.K. and Juyal, N., Soft sediment deformation structures and their implications for Late Quaternary seismicity on the South Tibetan Detachment System, Central Himalaya (Uttarakhand), India, Tectonophysics, 592, 165–174, doi:org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.02.020, 2013.
  • ·     Yadav, P.A., Deshmukh, A.V., Adhi, K.P., Kale, B.B., Basavaiah, N., and Patil, S.I. Role of grain size on the magnetic properties of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 328, 86–90, doi:org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2012.09.056, 2013.

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