» Dr. Ramesh P. Singh
Professor

Schmid College of Science and Technology
Physics, Computational Science and Engineering, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Ramesh P. Singh
Office Location:
Hashinger Science Center 219
Phone:
(714) 289-2057
Email:
Website:
http://www1.chapman.edu/~rsingh
Education
Banaras Hindu University, Bachelor of Science
Banaras Hindu University, Master of Science
Banaras Hindu University, Ph.D.
Biography

Research Interests:

Natural Hazards, Early Warning of coastal earthquakes, Soil moisture, Landslides, Snow avalanches, Floods, Dust storms, Remote sensing applications, Geophysical Explorations, Atmospheric pollution and Mining Environment.

Selected Teaching/Research Experience:

August 2007 – January 2009
Professor George Mason University, USA
taught UG courses

July 2003 – July 2005
Distinguished Visiting Professor
George Mason University, USA
taught UG and PG courses

May 1997 - 2007
Professor
Department of Civil Engineering,  IIT Kanpur

March 1991 – May 1997
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering,  IIT Kanpur

Awards and Recognition:

  • Deputy Main Organizer, COSPAR Session on Natural Hazards during COSPAR Assembly during COSPAR, Mysore, July 2012.
  • Invited talk on Impact of Dust Storms on Health and Climate, COSPAR, Mysore, July 2012.
  • Awarded Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Max Planck Institute, Mainz, Germany, June - August, 2012
  • Awarded JSPS Research Award by the Government of Japan to work in Japan during July 1993 - Dec. 1993.
  • Awarded Research Fellowship by the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 1994
  • Awarded National Mineral Award, Department of Steel and Mines, Government of India, New Delhi, 1991-1992. |
  • Awarded Indian National Remote Sensing Award, 1996
  • Awarded Hari Om Ashram Prerit Award, 1997
  • Invited Speaker, COSPAR 2004, Paris, France
  • Invited Speaker, International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy, August, 2004
  • Invited Speaker, International Symposium on Cartographic Cutting Edge Technology for Natural Hazard Management, October 2004, Dresden, Germany
  • Chairman, Technical Session during Asian Seismological Conference, Yearvan, Armenia, October, 2004
  • Vice President, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Commission on Georisk (2004 – 2007) (2008-14)
  • Director, Winter College on Optics in Environmental Science, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, February 2-13, 2009.
  • Member of the EMSEV Bureau (2011 - Present)

Editor and Editorial Boards:

  • Chief Editor, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk published by Taylor and Francis, UK, (as of 2010 - continue)
  • Chief Editor of the Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. (2001- 2007)
  • Member, Editorial Board of the Journal "The Journal of Terrestrial Observation (JTO)" , (Purdue University Press, USA).
  • Member, Editorial Board, International J. Remote Sensing, Taylor and Francis Press, UK.
  • Corresponding Editor, EOS (American Geophysical Union).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Indian J. Marine Science (2008-2011)
  • Member, Editorial Board, DISASTER (2008 – 2011)

Memebership in National and International Societies:

  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists, USA
  • European Association of Exploration Geophysicists, Holland
  • American Geophysical Union, USA
  • Association of Exploration Geophysicists, India
  • International COSPAR Commission on Remote Sensing
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing
  • AGU Committee on International Participation (1999-2002).
  • Executive Council of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (1998-2000) and (2000–2002)

Membership in Professional Societies:

  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS)
  • Association of Exploration Geophysicists (AEG)
  • Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
  • European Association of Exploration Geoscientists (EAEG)
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Singh, R.P., 2014. Dust storms and their influence on atmospheric parameters over the Indo-Gangetic plains, p. 21-35, book chapter 2, J. Sundaresan et al. (eds.) Geospatial Technologies and Climate Change, 10, DOI 10..1007/978-3-319-01689-4_2 (peer reviewed Chapter).
Sundaresan, J., Santosh, K.M., Deri, A., Roggema, R. and Singh, Ramesh, 2014, Geospatial Technologies and Climate Change, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-01688-7
Kaskaoutis, DG,, Kumar, S., Sharma, D., Singh, RP,,Kharol, SK, Sharma, M., Singh, AK, Singh, S., Singh, A., and Singh, D., 2014, Effects of crop residue burning on aerosol properties, plume characteristics, and long-range transport over northern India, J. Geophysical Res., Volume: 119 Issue: 9 Pages: 5424-5444, DOI: 10.1002/2013JD021357 (peer reviewed Journal).
Sharma, M, Kaskaoutis, DG, Singh, RP and Singh, S., 2014, Seasonal Variability of Atmospheric Aerosol Parameters over Greater Noida Using Ground Sunphotometer Observations, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Volume: 14, Issue: 3, Pages: 608-622, DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2013.06.0219 (peer reviewed Journal)
Zheng, S., Cao, CX, and Singh, RP., 2014, Comparison of ground based indices (API and AQI) with satellite based aerosol products, Science of the Total Environment, Volume: 488, Pages: 400-414 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.12.074.(Peer reviewed Journal)
Singh, Ramesh P.; Sharma, Manish; Kaskaoutis, Dimitris G., 2012, Changes in Surface Irradiance and Meteorological Parameters Associated with the Annular Solar Eclipse of 15 January 2010, RADIATION PROCESSES IN THE ATMOSPHERE AND OCEAN (IRS2012) Book Series: AIP Conference Proceedings Volume: 1531 Pages: 600-603 DOI:10.1063/1.4804841 Published: 2013 Book Editor(s): Cahalan, RF; Fischer, J (Peer Reviewed) included in web of science.
Kumar, Sanjay; Singh, A. K.; Prasad, A.K., Singh, R.P., 2013, Variability of GPS derived water vapor and comparison with MODIS data over the Indo-Gangetic plains, PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF THE EARTH Volume: 55-57 Pages: 11-18 DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2010.03.040 Published: 2013.(peer reviewed Journal) (included in web of science).
Kharol, Shailesh Kumar; Kaskaoutis, D. G.; Badarinath, K. V. S.; Rani, Anu and Singh R.P., 2013, Influence of land use/land cover (LULC) changes on atmospheric dynamics over the arid region of Rajasthan state, India, J. of Arid Environments, 88, p.: 90-01 DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.09.006 Published: JAN 2013. (peer reviewed Journal) (included in web of science).
Kaskaoutis, D.G., Sinha, P. R., Vinoj, V., Kosmopoulos, P.G., Tripathi, S.N., Misra, A., Sharma, M. and Singh, R. P., 2013, Aerosol properties and radiative forcing over Kanpur during severe aerosol loading conditions, Atmospheric Environment, Volume 79, November 2013, Pages 7-19. (peer reviewed Journal).
Kharol, SK, Kaskaoutis, DG, Sharma, AR, and Singh, RP, 2013, Long-Term (1951-2007) Rainfall Trends around Six Indian Cities: Current State, Meteorological, and Urban Dynamics, Advances in Meteorology, Article Number: 572954, DOI: 10.1155/2013/572954 (peer reviewed Journal)
Singh, R.P., 2013, Multi geophysical parameters for earthquake forecasting, Current Science, December 2013, 105 (12) (peer reviewed Journal).
Singh, R.P.,, 2013, Impacts of U.S. Government Shutdown on Earth Science Teaching and Education, Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 94, Issue 48, 26 November 2013, Page: 459,Article first published online : 26 NOV 2013, DOI: 10.1002/2013EO480005 (weekly circulation to 60000 people)(Peer Reviewed but this is not considered as Journal publication).
Singh, R.P., 2013, IUGG GRC Conference on Extreme Natural Hazards and Their Impacts, Volume 13 No. 3 (1 March 2013), p. 1-2. (Report, non peer reviewed report).
Singh, R. P. and Sharma, M., 2012, Enhancement of BC concentration associated with Diwali festival in India. IGARSS 2012, published by IEEE, p. 3685-3688 (peer reviewed IEEE Proceedings)
Prasad, A.K., Singh, R.P. and Kafatos, M., 2012, Influence of coal-based thermal power plants on the spatial–temporal variability of tropospheric NO2 column over India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Volume: 184 Issue: 4 Pages: 1891-1907 DOI: 10.1007/s10661-011-2087-6 Published: APR 2012 (peer reviewed Journal)
Eck, T. F.; Holben, B. N.; Reid, J. S.; Giles, D. M.; Rivas, M. A.; Singh, R. P.; Tripathi, S. N.; Bruegge, C. J. et al., 2012, Fog- and cloud-induced aerosol modification observed by the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET), JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES Volume: 117 Article Number: D07206 DOI: 10.1029/2011JD016839 Published: APR 5 2012 (peer reviewed Journal)
Kaskaoutis, D. G.; Gautam, R.; Singh, R. P.; et al., 2012, Influence of anomalous dry conditions on aerosols over India: Transport, distribution and properties, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES Volume: 117, DOI: 10.1029/2011JD017314 Published: MAY 2 2012 (peer reviewed Journal)
Kumar, S., Kumar, S., Singh, A.K. and Singh, R.P., 2012, Seasonal variability of atmospheric aerosol over the North Indian region during 2005–2009, Advances in Space Research, 50 (2012) 1220–1230 (peer reviewed Journal)
Kaskaoutis, D., Singh, R.P, Gautam, R., Sharma, M., Kosmopoulos, P. G. and Tripathi, S.N., 2012, Variability and trends of aerosol properties over Kanpur, northern India using AERONET data (2001–10), Environ. Res. Lett. 7 (2012) 024003 (peer reviewed Journal).
Singh, R.P., 2012, Insight: how do aerosols vary over Northern India?http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/49628 (peer reviewed Journal, the Editorial Board asked me to write an Insight)
Singh, R.P., 2012, Glaciers, Snow melt and Runoff in the Himalayas - Report on the outcomes of a Trans-Himalayan workshop held at ICIMOD in Kathmandu, Nepal, 6-7 Feb 2012 (based on my contribution a report was prepared, I was Chair of the Panel discussion on Black Carbon). (Report, non peer reviewed)
Singh, A.P., Singh, R.P, Raju, P.V.S. and Bhatla, R., 2011, The impact of three different cumulus parameterization schemes on the Indian summer monsoon circulation, International J. Ocean and Climate System, v. 2, no. 1, 27-43 (peer reviewed Journal)
Kaskaoutis, D. G., Kharol, S. K., Sinha, P. R., Singh, R. P., Kambezidis, H. D., Sharma, A. R., and Badarinath, K. V. S., 2011, Extremely large anthropogenic-aerosol contribution to total aerosol load over the Bay of Bengal during winter season, Atmospheric Chem. and Physics, v. 11, no. 14 P.: 7097-7117 DOI: 10.5194/acp-11-7097-201 (peer reviewed Journal).
Shaiganfar, R., Beirle, S., Sharma, M., Chauhan, A., Singh, R P., and Wagner, T., 2011, Estimation of NOx emissions from Delhi using car MAX-DOAS observations and comparison with OMI satellite data, ACPD, 19179-19212 (one of the top most Journals, it is being considered by ACP (ACPD, online available)(peer reviewed Journal).
Kaskaoutis, D. G, Kharol, S.K., Sinha, P. R., Singh, R.P., Badarinath, K. V. S., Mehdi, W., and Sharma, M., 2011, Contrasting aerosol trends over South Asia during the last decade based on MODIS observations, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 4, 5275-5323, 2011 (peer reviewed Journal).
Giles, D., B.N. Holben, S. N. Tripathi, T. Eck, W. Newcomb, I. Slutsker, R. Dickerson, A. Thompson, S. Mattoo, S.-H. Wang, R. Singh, A. Sinyuk, and J. Schafer, 2011, Aerosol Properties over the Indo-Gangetic Plain: A Mesoscale Perspective from the TIGERZ Experiment, Journal of Geophysical Res. Volume: 116 Article Number: D18203 DOI: 10.1029/2011JD015809 Published: SEP 20 2011 Times Cited: 3 (from Web of Science)(peer reviewed Journal).
Singh, Ramesh P.; Mehdi, Waseem; Naeimi, Majid; et al., 2011, Analysis of widespread fissures associated with groundwater depletion and extreme rainfall using multi sensor data, IAHS, Volume: 343 Pages: 28-33 Published: 2011 (peer reviewed Proceedings).(listed in Web of Science).
Singh, R.P. and Mishra, S.K., 2011, COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop on Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Aerosols and Their Impacts, Space Research Today, vol. 181, p. 39-40 (Meeting Report), Elsevier, UK
Singh, R.P., 2011, Report on the Workshop “Electromagnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EMSEV)”, The IUGG Electronic Journal, v. 11, no. 2, p. 3-4 (Meeting Report)
Singh, R.P., Mehdi, W., and Chauhan, A., 2010, Inter-annual variability of Chl-a along the Western Coast of Africa, Proceedings “Oceans From Space" Venice 2010, Extended Abstracts of the Contributions presented at the “Oceans form Space” Symposium Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice (Italy), 26-30 April 2010, V. Barale, J.F.R. Gower, L. Alberotanza, eds, pp. 209-210 (peer reviewed Proceedings).
Singh, R. P. and Prashant Chaturvedi, 2010, Comparison of chlorophyll concentration in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea using IRS-P4 OCM and MODIS Aqua, Indian J. Marine Science, v. 39 (3), pp. 334-340 (peer reviewed Journal).
Bhuiyan C, Singh R.P., and Flugel, W. A., 2010, Modeling of ground water recharge-potential in the hard-rock Aravalli terrain, India: a GIS approach, Env. Earth Sciences, v. 59, no. 4, p. 929-938 (peer reviewed Journal).
Prasad, A.K. and Singh, R.P., 2010, Chlorophyll, Calcite, and Suspended Sediment Concentrations in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea at the River Mouths, Advances in Space Res., 45, 61–69 (peer reviewed Journal).
Singh RP, Mehdi W, and Sharma M.. 2010, Complementary nature of surface and atmospheric parameters associated with Haiti earthquake of 12 January 2010, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, v. 10, no. : 6, P. 1299-1305, 2010 (peer reviewed Journal).
Singh, R.P., 2010, Interactive comment on “Inferring absorbing organic carbon content from AERONET data” by A. Arola et al., Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, no. 8, 18365-18388 (online available) (peer reviewed Journal, comment is not reviewed).
Singh, R.P., 2010, Satellite observations of the Wenchuan Earthquake, 12 May 2008, International J. Remote Sensing, v. 31, no. 13, p. 3335-3339 (peer reviewed Journal).
Kumar, R. and Singh, R., 2010, Understanding climate change from glaciers, J. Commodity Vision, v. 3, no. 6, p. 2-7, 2010 (non peered reviewed Journal).
Kanwar, V.S., Kwatra, N., Aggarwal, P., and Singh, R.P., 2010, "Use of vibration measurements in health monitoring of reinforced concrete buildings", International Journal of Structural Integrity, Vol. 1 Iss: 3, pp.209 – 232 (peer reviewed Journal).
Eck, T.F., Holben, B.N., Sinyuk, A., Pinker, R.T., Goloub, P., Chen, H., Chatenet, B., Li, Z., Singh, R.P., Tripathi, S.N., Reid, J.S., Giles, D.M., Dubovik, O., O’Neill, N.T., Smirnov, A., Wang, P., and Xia, X., (2010). "Climatological aspects of the optical properties of fine/coarse mode aerosol mixtures", J. Geophys. Res., 115, D19205, doi:10.1029/2010JD014002 (peer reviewed Journal).
Singh, R.P., Kumar, J., Zlotnicki, J., and Kafatos, M., 2010,Satellite detection of carbon monoxide emission prior to the Gujarat earthquake of 26 January 2001, J. of Applied Geochemistry, 25, p. 580-585 (peer reviewed Journal).
Singh RP, Mehdi W, Gautam R, Senthil Kumar J., Zlotnicki. J. and Kafatos, M., 2010, Precursory signals using satellite and ground data associated with the Wenchuan Earthquake of 12 May 2008, Int. J. Remote Sensing, v. 31, no. 13, p. 3341-3354 (peer reviewed Journal).
Guest Editor - R. P. Singh, Satellite Observations of the Wenchuan Earthquake, 12 May 2008, Guest Editor of the Special issue of International J. Remote Sensing, v. 31, 10 July 2010, this special issue contains 23 papers (peer reviewed Journal).
Shah, S., Guttikunda, S. and Singh, R.P, 2010, Himalayan climate change threatens regional stability. Can India help?, The Christian Science Monitor, October 22, 2010 (news article)
Mishra, V. D., Negi, H. S., Rawat, A. K., Chaturvedi, A., and Singh, Ramesh P., 2009, Retrieval of sub-pixel snow cover information in the Himalayan region using medium and coarse resolution remote sensing data, In. J. Remote Sensing, v. 30, no.18, p. 4707-4731 (peer reviewed Journal).
Tang, D., Zhao, Hui, Satyanarayana, B., Zheng, Guangming, Singh, Ramesh P., Lv, Jianhai, and Yan, Zhongzheng, 2009, Variations of chlorophyll-a in the northeastern Indian Ocean after the 2004 South Asian tsunami, Int. J. Remote Sensing, v. 30 , no. 17, P. 4553-4565 (peer reviewed Journal).
Singh, R..P., Kumar, R. and Tare, V., 2009, Variability of soil wetness and its relation with floods over the Indian subcontinent, Canadian J. Remote Sensing, v. 35, p. 85-97, 2009 (peer reviewed Journal).
Dasgupta, S., Singh, R.P., and Kafatos, M., 2009, Comparison of global chlorophyll concentrations using MODIS data, Advances in Space Res., v. 43, p. 1090-1100 (peer reviewed Journal).
Gautam, R., Liu, Z.Y., Singh, R.P. and Hsu, C., 2009, Two contrasting dust dominant periods over India observed from MODIS and CALIPSO data, Geophysical Res. Lett., 36, Article no. L06813 (peer reviewed Journal).
Prasad, A.K., and Singh, R.P., 2009, Validation of MODIS Terra, AIRS, NCEP/DOE AMIP-II Reanalysis, and AERONET Sun photometer derived integrated precipitable water vapor using ground-based GPS receivers over India, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, v. 114, Article number D05107 (peer reviewed Journal).
Bhuiyan, C., Flugel, W.A., and Singh, R.P., 2009, Erratic Monsoon, Growing water demand and Declining Water Table, J. Spatial Hydrology, v. 9, no. 1, 1-19 (peer reviewed Journal).
Bhuiyan, C., R. P. Singh and W. A. Flugel, 2009, Factors controlling groundwater recharge in the mountainous hard-rock Aravalli terrain, Hydrology in Mountain Regions: Observations, Processes and Dynamics, IAHS Publ. 326, pp. 105-111 (peer reviewed Journal).