Wadia Institute Of Himalayan Geology

Carryout research towards the development of new concepts and models for the geodynamic evolution of the Himalaya through an interdisciplinary approach.

Develop exploration strategies and management of natural reserves like minerals, industrial material, glaciers and water.

Plan and coordinate research towards understanding physical processes causing natural disasters, evaluate their hazard potential and suggest remedial measures.

Serve as the National Reference Center for the database on the geology of Himalaya.

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Terrain changes, caused by the 15-17 June 2013 heavy rainfall in the Garhwal Himalaya, India: A case study of Alaknanda and Mandakini basins.

Exceptional early high monsoon rains between 15 and 17 June 2013 combined with discharge from snowmelt water caused widespread floods in every major river of the Garhwal Himalaya. This catastrophic event triggered widespread landslides and devastation in the region, affecting the movement of the people that led to stranding of pilgrims in various pilgrimage routes. … Continue reading Terrain changes, caused by the 15-17 June 2013 heavy rainfall in the Garhwal Himalaya, India: A case study of Alaknanda and Mandakini basins.

First evidence of denitrification vis-à-vis monsoon in the Arabian Sea since Late Miocene

Oxygen minimum zones (OMZ) is the regions of oxygen deficient (O2 < 20 μM) water located in the tropical oceans, which have been proposed to expand in the present scenario of global warming. OMZs play a significant role in producing N2O (a powerful greenhouse gas through the process of denitrification), when the dissolved O2 levels … Continue reading First evidence of denitrification vis-à-vis monsoon in the Arabian Sea since Late Miocene

Scientists of the Institute analyzed the strong motion records of recent Gorkha Nepal earthquake (Mw 7.8), its strong aftershocks and seismic events of Hindukush region for the estimation of source parameters. The Mw 7.8 Gorkha Nepal earthquake of April 25, 2015 and its six aftershocks of magnitude range 5.3-7.3 have been recorded at Multi-Parametric Geophysical … Continue reading

Geochemistry of the mafic xenoliths from the Kinnaur Kailash Granite, Baspa valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Mafic enclaves occur in a variety of geologic and tectonic settings and play an important role in the crustal evolutionary processes.  The geochemistry of the mafic xenoliths from Baspa valley of Himachal Pradesh, India has been investigated to characterize their protoliths on the basis of immobile elements, especially trace elements including REE.  The mafic xenoliths … Continue reading Geochemistry of the mafic xenoliths from the Kinnaur Kailash Granite, Baspa valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

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