Dr. Ramesh Singh


Professor, School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Chapman University, CA, USA. He was a Professor with George Mason University, Virginia, USA during 2007-2009 and Distinguished Visiting Professor (2003-2005) with the Centre of Earth Observing Space Research. He was Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India during 1986-2007. His main areas of interests are Natural Hazards, Seismic Risk evaluation and Urban environment and Atmospheric pollution. He has supervised Master and Ph.D. students in the fields of Remote Sensing, Engineering Geosciences, Natural Hazards and Atmospheric pollution and Applied Geophysics. Dr. Singh has published more than 200 Journals publications and edited several books. He is recipients of Indian National Remote Sensing, National Mineral and Hari Om Ashram Prerit awards. He visited Free University Berlin, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and Hirosaki University, Japan as a JSPS Fellow. He is member of the International Committees on GeoRisk Commission and EMSEV Bureau and is the Chief Editor of Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Remote Sensing and past Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Remote Sensing. Currently Dr. Singh is President Elect of AGU Natural Hazards Focus Group.       Read More..



Need of Small Satellites to Understand Land-Ocean- Atmospheric Coupling Associated with Natural Hazards


Natural Hazards are associated with land, ocean and atmosphere. All kinds of natural hazards occur throughout the globe at any location depending upon tectonic forces and also weather plays a triggering role. Orbiting Satellites provide information about the globe within few hours today. Small satellites can cover a highly risk region at local or regional scale and ongoing changes in the vulnerable region, that can greatly help in providing an early warning of  impending natural hazards. From natural hazards, huge loss of life and property occur in Developing countries. Every year, with these natural hazards, day to day life are affected and also some of these hazards have longer economic impacts and threats to human health. Small satellites can provide information about the land, ocean, atmosphere and meteorological parameters that may provide early warning information about some of these natural hazards and also helps in mapping the extent of damage area affected by the natural hazards.  Use of remote sensing data in mapping the recent drought, floods, landslides, earthquakes, forest fires in India and elsewhere will be discussed..