Scientist Profile

Dr. Saikat Sengupta

: Scientist E

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: saikat[at]tropmet[dot]res[dot]in

Isotope Geochemistry, Hydrogeology
Degree University Year Stream
B.Sc. Presidency College, Kolkata 1999 Geology (Hons.)
M.Sc IIT Bombay 2001 Applied Geology
M.Tech. IIT Bombay 2003 Geo-exploration
Ph.D. IIT Kharagpur 2008 Geology and Geophysics

 Understanding Hydrologic cycle through chemical and isotopic tracers

 Isotope and classical dendroclimatology

 Contaminant transport in groundwater

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Brain Korea (BK21) post doctoral fellowship Kunsan National University , South Korea Post doctoral research 2010
Post Doctoral Fellowship National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Post doctoral research 2010
Golda Meir Post Doctoral Fellowship Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Post doctoral research 2008
First Track Young Scientist Dept. Sc. & Tech, SERC, India Post doctoral research 2008
Research Associateship Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India Fellowship for carrying out post doctoral research 2008
Travel grant for Best Student Paper Award in Asia Oceania Geosciences Society meeting (AOGS)-2005, Singapore Asia Pacific Association of Hydrology and Water Sciences Full Travel grant provided for attending the conference 2005
Year Designation Institute
2019-Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2015-2019 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2011-2015 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2010 (Mar.)-2010 (Dec.) Post Doc. Fellow National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
2008 (Feb.)-2008 (Aug.) Research Associate IIT Kharagpur
2008 (Sep.)-2009 (Aug.) Post Doc. Fellow Hebrew University Jerusalem , Israel
2003-2008 Research Fellow IIT Kharagpur

Research Highlight

How Does Indian Teak respond to Synoptic Rainfall Variation in multi-decadal Time Scale?

Monsoon and Post monsoon rainfall amount in SE India exhibit distinct spatial and temporal trends.  The primary objective of this work is to understand how ring width index data respond to temperature and precipitation in synoptic scale. Ring width data show moderately positive response to monsoon rainfall and negative response to summer (March- May) temperature for all stations suggesting moisture deficit in warm summer. Ring width indices exhibit positive response with post monsoon rainfall at coastal location but the response gradually reduces towards inland. This study suggests that Indian teak has a potential to capture signals of the synoptic variation of post monsoon rainfall from coast to inland.


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