Dr. Anoop Ambili
Associate Professor, Earth and Enviromental Sciences

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Research Area
Paleoclimatology and Geochemistry
Research Focus
The Indian monsoon is one of the largest climate systems on earth and impacts the livelihood of nearly 40% of the world’s population. Despite dedicated efforts, a comprehensive picture of monsoon variability has proved elusive largely due to the absence of long term high resolution records, spatial inhomogeneity of the monsoon precipitation, and the complex forcing mechanisms (solar insolation, internal teleconnections for e.g., El Niño-Southern Oscillation, tropical-midlatitude interactions). The objective of my research is to reconstruct changes in the late Quaternary erosional, sedimentation, and palaeoproductivity patterns using lake sediments as climate archives. A unique combination of sedimentological (micro-facies), geochemical, isotopic and biomarker based proxies will be used for climate reconstruction from palaeolake sediments in climatically sensitive regions.

Selected Publications

  • Ankit, Y., Kumar, P., Anoop, A., Mishra, Praveen K., Varghese, S., 2017. Mid-late Holocene climate variability in the Indian monsoon: evidence from continental shelf sediments adjacent to Rushikulya river, eastern India. Quaternary International 443, 10 155-163.
  • Prasad, S., Anoop, A., et al., 2014. Prolonged monsoon droughts and links to Indo-Pacific warm pool: a Holocene record from Lonar Lake, Central India. Earth and Planetary Science letters 391, 171-182.
  • Anoop, A., Prasad, S., Krishnan, R., Naumann, R., Dulski, P., 2013. Intensified monsoon and spatiotemporal changes in precipitation patterns in the NW Himalaya during the early-mid Holocene. Quaternary International 313-314, 74-84.
  • Anoop, A., Prasad, S., Basavaiah, N., Brauer, A., Shahzad, F., Deenadayalan K., 2012. Tectonic versus climate influence on landscape evolution: a case study from the upper Spiti valley, NW Himalaya. Geomorphology 145-146, 32-44.
  • Anoop, A., Prasad, S., Plessen, B., Naumann, R., Menzel, P., Basavaiah, N., Weise, S., Gaye, B., Brauer, A., 2013. Palaeoenvironmental implications of evaporative Gaylussite crystals from Lonar Lake, Central India. Journal of Quaternary Science 28 (4), 349-359.