Ongoing Projects


  • Development of Fully Polarimetric SAR Snow Density Retrieval Algorithm for Operational Use in Indian Himalaya - – DRDO, Govt. of India
  • Glacier Mapping and Velocity Estimation using Satellite Images - – Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India - (2014-2017)
  • Development of Bistatic Radar Remote Sensing Techniques for SWE Retrieval - – Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
  • Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Himalayan Glacier in Chandra-Bhaga Basin, Himachal Pradesh, India.

  • Completed Projects


  • Development of Methodology for snow pack characteristics and Glacier movement studies using Multi-frequency SAR time series satellite data – Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India - (2011-2014)
  • Elevation data information from Tandem-X experiment for updating the mass balance of some Himalayan glaciers in Bagha basin –DLR – 2011-14 (TanDEM-X data).
  • Snow pack parameters estimation and glacier movement studies using SAR polarimetry data – JAXA – 2012 (ALOS PALSAR data) (MOU with JAXA).
  • Development of Methodologies for Snow Pack Characterization using SAR Polarimetry and Interferometry - (2013-2015) - (DST-JSPS).
  • Combining passive and active microwave observations for improving snow parameters estimation over Himalaya – Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment (Defence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India) – (April 2011 - 2013).
  • Development of snow cover information system using advanced Geomatics technologies for spatio temporal monitoring of snow cover and glacier region - Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment (Defence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India) – 2007-11.
  • Snow wetness estimation using ENVISAT- ASAR data Analysis - Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment (Defence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India) – 2005-06.
  • Land use and land cover classification using polarimetric SAR data- Department of Space, Govt. of India – 2007-2010.
  • Snow parameters Estimation and Monitoring of movement of the Gangotri Glacier in the Indian Himalayan region –JAXA – (ALOS PALSAR Data) – 2007-12 (MOU with JAXA).
  • Microwave data analysis to study Gangotri glacier characteristics – European Space Agency - 2004 (Cryosat-2 Data) (MOU with ESA).
  • Snow and glacier characteristics and Interferometry studies of Gangotri glacier region using Terra SAR-X –DLR – 2007-12 (Terra SAR-X Data) (MOU with DLR).
  • ENVISAT- ASAR data analysis for snow and glacier monitoring in India – European Space Agency– 2003-10 (ENVISAT- ASAR Data) (MOU with ESA).
  • SAR data analysis for snow pack characteristics and glacier movement studies on Gangotri glacier- Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India - 2005-08.
  • Study on snow pack characteristics through microwave remote sensing techniques- Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India - 2000-03.