Dr. Kusumita Arora

Kusumita Arora is a geophysicist, working at CSIR-NGRI for the last twenty years. She completed her graduation and post-graduation from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and subsequently completed her Ph.D. in Osmania University, Hyderabad and Freie Universitaet, Berlin under a DAAD Sandwich program. Her doctoral work consisted of developing a 3D model of the western passive margin of India based on gravity and geoid data.

Her work focusses on applying potential field methods to investigate the structure and processes of the Earth. She has worked in several team projects viz. Gravity Map Series of India, projects sponsored by OIL, ONGC, etc. involving the analysis and modeling of gravity and magnetic anomalies for deciphering subsurface structure. In the last decade she has been pursuing the study of equatorial and low latitude geomagnetic field and leading the research in geomagnetism in the Institute. She is actively pursuing new projects in the A&N and Lakshadweep Islands as well as the south coast of India to study variations of the EEJ-CEJ and Sq patterns from magnetic records at these locations as well as the subsurface conductance structure. More recently she has embarked on study of pulsation patterns in low latitude and equatorial locations.

She also investigates small scale structural patterns from airborne LiDAR data on the horizontal plane and their continuity in the vertical plane from  ATV and other data along with cores from deep boreholes in context of earthquake patterns in the Koyna-Warna region of reservoir triggered seismicity. 


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