Operation and Application of Stable Isotope Systems

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    Prof. Prosenjit Ghosh

      Associate Professor

      Contact :

        Centre for Earth Science,
        Indian Institute of Science
        C.V. Raman Avenue, Bangalore - 560 012, Karnataka, India

      Office phone : +91- 8022933403, 22932599
Mobile : +91- 8277673570
Residence : +91- 80-2356 1730
  Fax : +91- 80-2360 0865

        email :pghosh@iisc.ac.in


Recent News

  • On 20 August 2018, Yogaraj Banerjee successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, titled
    "Monsoon seasonality during journey of the Indian plate from Southern hemisphere revealed using clumped isotope and stable isotope proxies in mollusc shell growth bands."

    "Welcome PhD Students 2018"

  • 1. Thamizharasan.S
    Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

  • Research Article
    Rainfall seasonality on the Indian subcontinent during the Cretaceous greenhouse.
    Prosenjit Ghosh, K. Prasanna, Yogaraj Banerjee,
    Ian S. Williams, Michael K. Gagan,
    Atanu Chaudhuri & Satyam Suwas

  • Research Article
    Oxygen isotope enrichment in rice (Oryza sativa L.) grain organic matter captures signature of relative humidity.
    Ritika Kaushal,
    Prosenjit Ghosh.

  • "Welcome Summer Interns 2018"

    1. Shankar Narain Subramaniam
    Silver Oaks International School Bangalore

    2. Aniket Dhar
    IISER Bhopal

    3. Arpita Biswas
    IISER Kolkata

    4. Rashmi Saini
    Hansraj College, Delhi University

    5. Ripunjay Pandey
    Hansraj College, Delhi University

  • Congratualtions Dr. Rahul Peethambaran for Joining Utrecht University as Post Doctoral Fellow
  • On 19 Feb 2018, Ritika Kaushal successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis, titled
    "Stable Isotopic Composition of Rice Grain Organic Matter as an Archieve of Monsoonal Climate".
  • Media
    Research Matters
    Rice Grain can be a historian too, shows IISc study.

    Ritika Kaushal,
    Prosenjit Ghosh.

  • Research Article
    Stable Oxygen and Carbon Isotopic Composition of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Grains as Recorder of Relative Humidity
    Multiferroicity at Room Temperature.

    Ritika Kaushal,
    Prosenjit Ghosh.

  • Research Article
    Science of The Total Environment
    Distribution of soil organic carbon and glomalin related soil protein in reclaimed coal mine-land chronosequence under tropical condition
    Sanjoy Kumar,
    Ashutosh Kumar Singh,
    Prosenjit Ghosh
    Volume 625, 1 June 2018, Pages 1341-1350

  • Short Communication
    Oceanography and Fisheries
    Observations on Habitats for the Growth of Tenualosa ilisha Population in the Hooghly River Estuary, West Bengal, India Revealed From Isotopic Analysis of Ear Bone (Otolith) Carbonate,
    Sourav Ganguly
    Prosenjit Ghosh
    Yogaraj Banerjee
    Ashim Nath and Mousumi Chatterjee
    October 16, 2017.

Prosenjit Ghosh obtained his BSc (Geology) (1991) from Hansraj College, Delhi University and MTech in Applied Geology (1994) from University of Roorkee (Uttar Pradesh) and PhD (2000) from Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, while working under the supervision of S.K. Bhattacharya. Subsequently, he was Postdoctoral Fellow (2001-2002) at PRL.
  He was WMO-IAEA post doctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena with Willi Brand and Caltech postdoctoral fellow with John Eiler. He worked as an Assistant Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan during 2006-2007. He joined as an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science in the year 2007 and became a core faculty at the Centre for Earth Sciences in the year 2008, soon after its creation. He is adjunct faculty in other departments which includes Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Divecha Centre for Climate Change.

Research Interests

  My research interest focuses on reconstruction of seasonality through time using empirical relationships between the proxy records and climate parameters, and application of stable isotope technique to understand environmental processes. Most notable contributions have been the establishment of clumped isotope thermometry, generating standards for mass spectrometric analysis of solids and gaseous CO2 in air mixture, application of isotope based GCM to study Indian Monsoon precipitation.
  In addition, I am involved in monitoring environmental changes in coastal marine and adjoining agroecosystems. My recent works focus on investigating temporal and spatial variability of concentration and d13C of atmospheric CO2 over land and oceans, climate reconstruction during the late Holocene, development of high-resolution proxies for deriving rainfall at sub-annual timescales and using stable isotopes in rice grains as proxy for deducing past hydroclimate.