About the Book
Part I: Methodology with Global Examples
(Continental, Marine and Airborne-Satellite Surveys)
Part II: Integrated Exploration of Indian Plate and Resources
(Geodynamics, Seismotectonics, Hydrocarbons, Minerals, Groundwater, Environment and Engineering Sites)
Strength of this book lies in: (a) Geophysical data sets of the Indian Plate and adjoining countries and continents like Pakistan, Tibet (China), Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Antarctica and some global examples from Germany, USA, Russia, Africa etc. (b) Connecting geodyanamics to resource exploration using same data for both in different wavebands describing from Mesoarchean (~3.0 Ga) to the present day activity in Indian free-board, Himalaya, Sumatra-Java trench, Alps, Andes etc; and (c) Vertical coherence between surface geology and basement, crustal and lithospheric structures and processes based on geophysical modeling and illustrated by innovative figures, cross-sections and maps (~ 700), several in colours. They are useful to both academia (students and teachers) and professionals (geologists and geophysicists) alike.
About the Author
Dr. Dinesh Chandra Mishra completed his M.Sc in 1963 from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Ph.D (Geophysics) in 1966 from BHU and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai). After teaching tenure to M.Sc (Geophysics) in BHU, he joined the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) as a Scientist in 1968 where he continued till superannuation in 2003. During his tenure at NGRI he held various scientific and administrative positions including Director's Grade Scientist. He is currently an Emeritus Scientist at NGRI.
An accomplished and renowned scientist, Dr. Mishra has visited various countries for advanced research work and has had the privilege to attend and present his work at key conferences. During his long career of almost 50 years, he collaborated with various national and international scientists. He was also an active member of the international committee on integrated exploration programme on 'Geotransects' and Fellow of several geophysical and geological societies.