We work towards understanding the modern biogeochemical and air to snow exchange processes and its past changes vis-à-vis the climate system and its variability. The proxy parameters used include temporal variability of stable water isotopes, trace metal chemistry, ionic composition, dust particulates, and microbial components that are reliable indicators of environmental change. We strive to carry out interdisciplinary research in Antarctic, Arctic and Himalayan regions.
To assess the Antarctic climate change and its linkages during the past 2000 years using ice core records
To understand the biogeochemical cycling within the supraglacial environments
To study the dynamics and the rate of change of selected Himalayan glaciers
To study the glaciological processes in selected glaciers of Svalbard, Arctic