This edited volume dedicated to late Prof. P.S. Saklani addresses the multidisciplinary themes pertaining to role of tectonism and magmatism in Crustal Evolution and global distribution of metallic and non metallic mineral deposits. It gives valuable information on geodynamic evolution, structural, petrological, isotopic, metamorphic, geochemical and geochronological attributes of continental and oceanic crust and is challenging reassessments of the existing paradigms. It addresses the implication of magmatism, metallogeny and application of geochronological ages (U-Pb SHRIMP age, Lu-Hf isotopic system; detrital zircons).
This book also advocates the role of tectonics in contamination of ground water, and control on drainage pattern and geothermal systems. It explores the vulnerability of earth towards natural hazards viz. earthquakes, floods, cyclones, tsunami, volcanism, cyclones and drought. This volume throws light on the applications of remote sensing, GIS (Geographical Information System) and SRTM data for evaluation of the morphometric and morphotectonic parameters and exploring the susceptibility of river basins toward erosion and flood. It will be beneficial to graduate and post-graduate students as well as professionals and researchers.
About the Author
Professor Arun Kumar Shandilya is a faculty at Department of Applied Geology, Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, India. He has 41 years of Research and Teaching experience. He has published more than 80 Research papers in national and International journals. He has received Dr. V.S. Prabhakar Rao Gold Medal at graduation level (1974) and Dr. Radha Krishana Award in 1993, by Government of Madhya Pradesh. He served as the Head Department of Applied Geology, Dean, Student's Welfare, Chief Coordinator (DST Instrumentation Centre -SIC) and Director, UGC Remedial Coaching Centre, Professor In Charge University Store and Purchase. He has served as the Subject Expert in the UPSC, state Public Service Commission (PSC), Scientific Terminology Commission, Govt. of India, and in the National Working Group for International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP) of Geological Survey of India, Kolkata. He has completed 06 Research projects and supervised 06 Ph.D. students. Presently, he is working as member of editorial board of many journals and Expert in Research degree Committee (RDC) and Board of Studies (BOS) in various Universities. Professor Vinod Kumar Singh is working on Precambrian geodynamics of Bundelkhand Craton and teaching at Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India since November, 1999. He did Ph.D. in Geology from University of Delhi and worked on Structure and tectonics on Himalayan orogenic belts and worked on Plaeaomagnetism at Tubingen University, Germany as scientists and co-researcher with Prof. Erwin Appel in a collaborative project funded by German Research Council. He is working in collaboration with Institute of Geology, KRC, Petrozavodsk, Russia on geodynamic evolution of earth crust. Prof. Singh using integrated approach involving new and innovative methods, geological fields indeed represent both Archean/Proterozoic and Himalayan (and related) orogens, to understand the geodynamics of crustal evolution. He received ILTP and DST-RFBR projects to understand the global geodynamics by comparing the lithospheric structures and geodynamics of Bundelkhand Craton and Karelian Craton with Russian collaborators Prof. A.I. Slabunov and Prof. DrSc Sergei A. Svetov. Prof. Singh has published about sixty contributions in reputed journals, book chapters and also edited five books and journals. He is a member of editorial board of several journals. Professor Suresh Chandra Bhatt a faculty in geology at Bundelkhand University Jhansi, India has specialization in Structural and Tectonic geology, Sedimentology, and Environmental Geology. He has distinguished record of services in academic and administrative field and has been working at several academic and administrative positions since last two decades. He is a recipient of Young Scientist project (1990), USSR fellowship (1987), CSIR pool scientist (1994) and did innovative research on tectonics of Himalaya and Bundelkhand craton and on palaeoclimate and chronosratigraphic status of Thar Desert. He authored two text books, three edited volumes and published more than 55 research papers. He guided five Ph.D. scholars under his stewardship. Professor Bhatt is a life member of Geological Society of India, Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology, and Indian Society for Construction and Materials. He is working as a member of editorial board of several journals. Professor Chandra Shekhar Dubey is presently working as a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Science, Sri Sri University, Cuttack, Odisha, India. He has worked in the field of Earth and Environmental Science for the last three decades. He worked as Vice Chancellor in Sanskriti University Mathura and Director of Institute of Lifelong Learning and Campus of Open Learning besides being Head, Centre of Advanced Studies, Department of Geology and Dean of Science in University of Delhi, India. He has published 57 papers in peer reviewed International and National Journals, one patent for removal of Arsenic and has supervised 15 Ph. D. students. He has been a visiting Professor to Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France and recipient of International UNESCO CNR-Indo- Italian, NSF-DST Indo-US and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Fellowship grants. He has worked as a Chairman/Expert member in several National and International committees in Ministry of Environment and Forests, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Water resources, University Grants Commission, DRDO and ICDE, Norway, HKT etc.