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Active Fault and Paleoseismology
The present research has been emphasized along the Himalayan Frontal Zone with following aims:
Identification of active faults in NW and NE Himalaya.
Their precise mapping and recognition of related active geomorphic features using remote sensing and ground penetrating radar to understand their dynamics and kinematics.
Paleoseismic investigation by trenching various active faults to know the number of large magnitude paleoearthquakes, recurrence interval, slip rate, rate of horizontal shortening and vertical slip along the respective faults.
Recent and paleotsunami study in Andaman & Nicobar Island.
To built up long term data base of large paleoseismic event.
To work out the SHA on the basis of above information.
Active faults along Northwestern Himalayan foothill zone: Implications to the great Himalayan earthquakes sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, New Delhi.
DSM generation using high altitude satellite photos for identification and mapping of active tectonic landforms related to paleoearthquake in Kumaon Himalaya sponsored by MHRD, New Delhi.
Active fault mapping and paleoseismic investigations in Kacha region. Gujarat. Consultancy project supported by OYO International from main project on Seismic Microzonation of Gandhidham, Kacha supported by GSDMA, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Active Tectonic investigation along Northwestern Himalayan foothill zone, sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi (Seismicity program now with Ministry of Earth Sciences).
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey to identify archaeological remnants around Sunderwala Mahal and Sunderwala Burj (Humayun’s Tomb), Delhi sponsored by Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), New Delhi.
Active Fault Survey in area around Sanchor-Thara, Rajasthan-Gujarat: CAIRN Barmer-Salaya Pipeline (BSPL) active fault studies for BSPL Project (Barmer to Salaya Pipeline) sponsored by L&T, Faridabad.
Active Fault Survey in area around Sanchor-Diodar-Palnpur-Abu Road, Rajasthan-Gujarat: CAIRN Barmer-Salaya Pipeline (BSPL) sponsored by L&T, Faridabad.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey to estimate the depth of railway bridge foundation on the Kichha River (Bareilly-Lalku section), Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh sponsored by Northern Railways, UP.
Paleoseismological investigations in Andaman Islands (A&N islands) India. Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey to identify archaeological remnants at Ahichhatra, BareIlly, Uttar Pradesh sponsored by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), New Delhi (ongoing).
Active fault mapping along South Wagad and Gedi faults in eastern part of Kacha, Gujarat sponsored by GSDMA, Gujarat, Gandhinagar (ongoing).
Active Tectonic investigations around South-Middle Andaman and Car Nicobar Islands, A&N Islands. Sponsored by INCOIS, Hyderabad, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India (ongoing).
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