NCAOR Staff - Dr. Thamban Meloth

Dr. Thamban Meloth

Scientist G
Department Name : Polar Sciences
Desk No : +91-832-2525623
meloth@ncpor.res.in

Field Of Specilization : Palaeoclimatology & Cryosphere studies
Current Research Activities : Antarctic ice core studies, Polar snow biogeochemistry, Himalayan glaciology



Academic Record

1999 : Ph.D. in Marine Sciences (Goa University); Work conducted at National Institute of Oceanography, Goa & University of Bremen, Germany.

1993 : M.Sc. in Marine Geology, Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT) - Topper



Awards

  • 2020 :  Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India
  • 2013 :  National Geoscience Award, Ministry of Mines, Government of India.
  • 2008 :  NIPR Visiting Scientist Award, by the National Institute of Polar Research, Japan.
  • 2006 :  Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Contributions by Ministry of Earth Sciences, India
  • 2003 :  Prof. Naganna Gold Medal by the Mineralogical Society of India.
  • 2001 :  START Young Scientist Award by International Geosphere Biosphere Programme.
  • 2001 :  JSPS Fellowship, by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan.
  • 2001 :  Young Scientist Award, by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
  • 1999 :  PAGES / START Fellowship by PAGES (IGBP), Switzerland.
  • 1997 :  Young Sedimentologist Award by Indian Association of Sedimentologists (IAS).
  • 1997 :  DAAD Fellowship by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany.


Research Area

Antarctic ice core studies (Project - SIWHA): 

  • To undertake a deep ice core drilling in coastal Antarctica to study the Antarctic climate, westerly winds, sea ice and greenhouse gases from a single climate archive for the past ~10,000 years

Himalayan Cryospheric Observations and Modelling (Project - HiCOM):

  • To study benchmark glaciers and hydrological balance of Indian Himalaya, with focus on the Western Himalaya. 


Professional Record

  • 2021 :  Scientist-G, ESSO-National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Goa
  • 2002 :  Scientist-C, ESSO-National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research, Goa
  • 2002 :  Scientist-B, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
  • 2001 :  JSPS Post Doctoral Fellow, Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, JAPAN
  • 2000 :  Lecturer, Government College of Kasaragod, University of Kannur, Kerala
  • 1997 :  DAAD Fellow, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • 1993 :  Research Fellow (CSIR-NET), National Institute of Oceanography, Goa