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Dr. Debadatta Swain
Title : Assistant Professor
School : Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences
Office (Room No.) : Room No. 310, SBS Building, Argul Campus, IIT Bhubaneswar, Argul, PIN - 752 050
Phone No. (Office) : 674-713-5508
Email : dswain@iitbbs.ac.in
Research Scholars :
Ph.D. (Ongoing): Mr. Samar Kumar Ghose; Mr. Sthitapragyan Ray; Mr. K. Srikanth; Mr. Sidha Sankalpa Moharana
 
Ph.D. (Submitted): Ms. Babita Jangir, Ms. Nibedita Behera
 
Ph.D. Completed (Co-supervision): Mr. U. Mahesh Kumar
 
Sponsored Project Staff
Ongoing: Ms. Dhruv Nanda, Mr. Priyabrata Sukla, Ms. Dikshika Mahapatra
Completed: Ms. Bijaylaxmi Sahoo, Ms. C. Lalitha Umamaheswari; Mr. Anand Babu; Ms. Lekshmi K.
 
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Courses Taught
[M.Tech. (Climate Science & Technology) / Ph.D. (Geosciences, Climate Sciences): Physics of the Atmosphere & Ocean, Dynamics of the Atmosphere & Ocean, Advanced Dynamical Oceanography, Analytical & Measurement Techniques, Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System (RS & GIS) Applications, Instrumentation & Observation Systems, Mathematical & Statistical Methods in Earth System Science, Satellite Meteorology & Oceanography];; [M.Sc. (Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences, Geology): Physics of the Atmosphere & Oceans, Physics & Chemistry of Atmosphere and Ocean, Satellite Meteorology, Satellite Oceanography, Remote Sensing & GIS, Mathematical & Statistical Methods in Climate Science, Fundamentals of Meteorology & Oceanography];; [Laboratories (M.Sc./M.Tech./Ph.D.): Remote Sensing & GIS (M.Tech./Ph.D./ M.Sc.), Applications of Statistics and Mathematics in Climate Science (M.Sc.), Ocean Instrumentation & Observations (M.Tech./M.Sc.)]
Research Interests
Satellite and Physical Oceanography, Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions, Urban Climate
Degree Discipline Year School
Ph.D. Atmospheric & Space Sciences 2009 University of Pune
Recent Publications (International Journals)
Jayaram, Ch., G. Patidar, D. Swain, V. M. Chowdary and S. Bandyopadhyay (2021), Total suspended matter distribution in the Hooghly river estuary and the Sundarbans: A Remote Sensing approach, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations And Remote Sensing, 14, 9064 – 9070, doi.: 10.1109/JSTARS.2021.3076104.
Sarin, T. S., V. Vinoj, D. Swain, K. Landu and E. Suhas (2021), Aerosol Induced Changes in Sea Surface Temperature Over the Bay of Bengal Due to COVID-19 Lockdown, Frontiers in Marine Science, 8 (648566), 1 - 9, doi.: 10.3389/fmars.2021.648566.
Nanda, D., D. R. Mishra and D. Swain (2021), COVID-19 lockdowns induced land surface temperature variability in mega urban agglomerations in India, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 23, 144-159, doi.:10.1039/D0EM00358A.
Ghose, S. K., D. Swain, S. Mathew and R. Venkatesan (2021), Seasonal variability of Air-Sea Fluxes in two contrasting basins of the north Indian Ocean, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 93 (101183), doi.:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2020.101183.
Vinoj, V. and D. Swain (2020), Did COVID-19 Lockdown Brew “Amphan” into a Super Cyclone?. Preprints 2020, 2020070033, doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0033.v1.
Kishore, R., B. Sahoo, D. Swain and K. K. Sahu (2020), Analysis of COVID19 Outbreak in India using SEIR model, physics.soc-ph arXiv:2010.13610.
Behera, N., D. Swain and S. Sil (2020), Effect of Antarctic sea ice on chlorophyll concentration in the Southern Ocean, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 104853, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104853.
Behera, N., S. Sil and D. Swain (2020), Seasonal and interannual variations of Chlorophyll-a concentrations in Agulhas return current region, Regional Studies in Marine Science, 39 (101423), 1-9, doi:10.1016/j.rsma.2020.101423.
Mishra, D. R., A. Kumar, P. R. Muduli, Sk. Md. Equeenuddin, G. Rastogi, T. Acharyya and D. Swain (2020), Decline in Phytoplankton Biomass along Indian coastal waters due to COVID-19 lockdown, Remote Sensing, 12 (2584), 1-8, doi:10.3390/rs12162584.
Prusty, P., S. H. Farooq, D. Swain and D. Chandrasekharam (2020), Association of geomorphic features with groundwater quality and freshwater availability in coastal regions, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 17, 3313-3328, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-020-02706-z.
Jangir, B., D. Swain and S. K. Ghose (2020), Influence of Eddies and Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential on intensity changes of Tropical Cyclones in the North Indian Ocean, Advances in Space Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2020.01.011.
Jangir, B., D. Swain, S. K. Ghose, R. Goyal and T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar (2020), Inter‑comparison of model, satellite and in situ tropical cyclone heat potential in the North Indian Ocean, Natural Hazards, 102, 557-574, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-019-03756-4.
Barik, A., D. Swain and V. Vinoj (2019), Rapid urbanization and associated impacts on land surface temperature changes over Bhubaneswar Urban District, India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191(Suppl 3:790), 1-13, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7699-2.
Poddar, S., N. Chacko and D. Swain (2019), Estimation of Chlorophyll-a in northern coastal Bay of Bengal using Landsat- OLI and Sentinel-2 MSI sensors, Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(598), 1-11, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00598.
Jayaram, Ch., T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar, J. P. Kumar and D. Swain (2019), Cyclone enhanced Chlorophyll in the Bay of Bengal as evidenced from Satellite and BGC-Argo float observations, Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (Springer), 47(11), 1875 – 1882, DOI: 10.1007/s12524-019-01034-1.
Gogoi, P. P., V. Vinoj, D. Swain, G. Roberts, J. Dash and S. Tripathy (2019), Land use and land cover change effect on surface temperature over Eastern India. Scientific Reports, 9:8859, 1-10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-45213-z.
Mandal, S., S. Sil, A. Gangopadhyay, T. Murty and D. Swain (2018), On extracting high-frequency tidal variability from HF radar data in the northwestern Bay of Bengal, Journal of Operational Oceanography (Taylor & Francis), 11(2), 65-81, DOI:10.1080/1755876X.2018.1479571.
Mandal, S., S. Sil, A. Shee, D. Swain and P. C. Pandey (2018), Comparative Analysis of SCATSat-1 Gridded Winds With Buoys, ASCAT, and ECMWF Winds in the Bay of Bengal, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 11 (3), 845 – 851, DOI:10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2798621.
Jayaram, C., T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar, D. Swain and S. Bansal (2017), Oceansat-2 Scatterometer (OSCAT) Wind Fields over the Global Oceans, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences (Springer), 87 (4), 797 – 806, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40010-017-0449-3.
Swain, D., G. J. Roberts, J. Dash, K. Lekshmi, V. Vinoj and S. Tripathy (2017), Impact of Rapid Urbanization on the City of Bhubaneswar, India, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences (Springer), 87 (4), 845-853, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40010-017-0453-7.
Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S., C. Jayaram, S. Bansal, K. Krishna Mohan and D. Swain (2017), Generation and Validation of two Day Composite Wind Fields from Oceansat-2 Scatterometer, Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (Springer), 45 (1), 113 - 122, doi 10.1007/s12524-016-0566-5.
Mahesh Kumar, U., S. K. Sasamal, D. Swain, N. Narendra Reddy, and T. Ramanjappa (2015), Intercomparison of Geophysical parameters from SARAL/AltiKa and Jason-2 Altimeters, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8 (10), 4863-4870.
Mahesh Kumar, U., D. Swain, S. K. Sasamal, N. Narendra Reddy, T. Ramanjappa (2015), Validation of SARAL/AltiKa significant wave height and wind speed observations over the North Indian Ocean, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 135, 174–180.
Jayaram, C., T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar, D. Swain, E. P. R. Rao, S. Bansal, D. Dutta and K. H. Rao (2014), Daily composite wind fields from Oceansat-2 scatterometer, Remote Sensing Letters, 5 (3), 258–267.
Swain, D. (2013), Simultaneous Retrieval of Sea Surface Wind Speed and Sea Surface Temperature from a Multi-frequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer, Radio Science Bulletin, 347, 32–39.
Ramkumar, G., K. V. Subrahmanyam, K. Kishore Kumar, S. S. Das, D. Swain, S. V. Sunilkumar, K. V. S. Namboodiri, K. N.Uma, V. S. Babu, S. R. John and A. Babu (2013), First observational study during a solar eclipse event on variations in the horizontal winds simultaneously in the troposphere-stratosphere-mesosphere-lower thermosphere region over the equatorial station Thumba (8.5° N, 77° E), Earth Planets Space, 65 (7), 781-790, doi:10.5047/eps.2012.12.007.
Jena, B., S. Sahu, K. Avinash and D. Swain (2013), Observation of oligotrophic gyre variability in the south Indian Ocean: Environment forcing and biological response, Deep-Sea Research – I, 80, 1 – 10.
Ali, M. M., D. Swain, Tina Kashyap, J. P. McCreary and P. V. Nagamani (2013), Relationship between Cyclone Intensities and Sea Surface Temperature in the Tropical Indian Ocean, IEEE-Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters, 10 (4), 841 - 844.
Jena, B., D. Swain and K. Avinash, (2012), Investigation of the biophysical processes over the oligotrophic waters of South Indian Ocean subtropical gyre, triggered by cyclone Edzani, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 18, 49 – 56.
Salim, M., R. K. Nayak, D. Swain and V. K. Dadhwal (2012), Sea Surface Height Variability in the Tropical Indian Ocean: Steric Contribution, Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (Springer), 40 (4), 679-688, DOI 10.1007/s12524-011-0188-x.
Jena B., J. Kurian, D. Swain and A. Tyagi (2012), Prediction of bathymetry from satellite altimeter based gravity in the Arabian Sea: Mapping of two unnamed deep seamounts, International Journal of Applied Earth Observations & Geoinformation, 16, 1 – 4.
Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S. and D. Swain (2011), Sonic Layer Depth estimated from XBT temperatures and climatological salinities, Nature Precedings, doi:10.1038/npre.2011.6534.1 (Un-referred).
Kumar, K. K., D. Swain, S. Rachel John and G. Ramkumar (2011), Simultaneous observations of SAO and QBO in winds, temperature and ozone in the tropical middle atmosphere during MIDAS program over Thumba (8.5º N, 77º E), Climate Dynamics, 37 (9-10), 1961-1973, DOI 10.1007/s00382-010-0991-z.
Subrahmanyam, K. V., G. Ramkumar, K. K. Kumar, D. Swain, S. V. Sunil Kumar, S. S. Das, R. K. Choudhary, K. V. S. Namboodiri, K. N. Uma, S. B. Veena, S. R. John and A. Babu (2011), Temperature perturbations in the troposphere-stratosphere over Thumba (8.5° N, 76.9° E) during the solar eclipse 2009/2010, Annales Geophysicae, 29, 275 – 282.
Jena, B., D. Swain and A. Tyagi (2010), Application of artificial neural networks for sea surface wind speed retrieval from IRS-P4 (MSMR) brightness temperature, IEEE-Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters, 7 (3), DOI:10.1109/LGRS.2010.2041632, 567 – 571.
Swain, D., H. Rahman and M. Ravichandran (2009), Comparison of NCEP turbulent heat fluxes with in situ observations over the south-eastern Arabian Sea, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 104 (3-4), DOI 10.1007/s00703-009-0023-x, 163 – 175.
Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S., D. Swain and M. Ravichandran (2008), Seasonal Variability of Sonic Layer Depth in the Central Arabian Sea, Ocean Science Journal (Springer), 43(3), 147 – 152.
Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S., D. Swain and M. Ravichandran (2007), Mixed Layer Variability in Northern Arabian Sea as detected by an Argo float, Ocean Science Journal (Springer), 42 (4), 241 – 246.
Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S., D. Swain and M. Ravichandran (2006), Inferring Mixed Layer Depth variability from Argo observations in the western Indian Ocean, Journal of Marine Research, 64 (3), 393 – 406.
Swain, D., M. M. Ali and R. A. Weller (2006), Estimation of Mixed Layer Depth from Surface Parameters, Journal of Marine Research, 64 (5), 745 – 758.
Ali, M. M., D. Swain and R. A. Weller (2004), Estimation of Ocean Sub-surface Thermal Structure from Surface Parameters: A Neural Network Approach, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L20308, doi: 10.1029/2004GL021192, 1 – 4.
Recent Publications (National Journals)
Ghose, S. K. and D. Swain (2019), The improved COARE 3.5 Algorithm for ocean heat flux estimations, The Indian Ocean Bubble, 2(10), 12-13.
Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S. and D. Swain (2016), Relation between Sonic Layer and Mixed Layer Depth in the Arabian Sea, Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Science, 45 (10), 1264-1271.
Swain, D. and S. K. Sasamal (2013), Altimetric Signature of Tropical Cyclone “Thane” over the Ocean, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 06 (2), 1821-1824.
Swain, D., N. V. P. Kiran Kumar, K. Kishore Kumar, Md. Mosarraf Hossain, M. Rajasekhar and G. Ramkumar (2013), Application of Wavelet De-noising for Wind Speed retrieval from a 2.5 MHz Partial Reflection Radar, Current Trends in Signal Processing, 3 (2), 1-8.
Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S., D. Swain and M. Ravichandran (2012), Determination of Sonic Layer Depth from XBT profiles and climatological salinities in the Arabian Sea, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 5 (1), 36 – 44.
Udaya Bhaskar, T.V.S., D. Swain and M. Ravichandran (2010), Sonic Layer depth variability in the Arabian Sea, International Journal of Oceans and Oceanography, 4 (1), 17 – 28.
Swain, D., M. M. Ali and P. N. Sen (2008), Sensitivity of a one-dimensional ocean mixed layer model to surface meteorological parameters, Vatavaran, 32 (2), 27 – 34.
Swain, D. (2008), Winds from Fire, Vatavaran, 32 (1), 1 – 3.
Swain, D. and R. Gowrishankar (2003), Computer Simulation Methods: Implementation of Monte Carlo using MATLAB, Bulletin of IAPT, 20 (12), 405 – 407.
Conferences (International)
Jangir, B. and D. Swain (2019), Validation of Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) derived from satellite products over the North Indian Ocean, 2019 URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference (AP-RASC), New Delhi, India, 2019, INSPEC Acc. No. 18776046, pp. 1-1, doi: 10.23919/URSIAP-RASC.2019.8738449.
Swain, D., G. J. Roberts, J. Dash, V. Vinoj, K. Lekshmi and S. Tripathy (2016), "Impact of rapid urbanization on the microclimate of Indian cities: a case study for the city of Bhubaneswar",  Proc. SPIE 9877, Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III, 98772X-1-7; doi:10.1117/12.2228111.
Jangir, B., D. Swain and T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar (2016), "Relation between tropical cyclone heat potential and cyclone intensity in the North Indian Ocean", Proc. SPIE 9882, Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions VI, 988228-1-7; doi:10.1117/12.2228033.
Gogoi, P. P., K. Lekshmi, D. Swain and V. Vinoj (2016), Temperature changes associated with Urbanization or Land Use Land Cover Change over the state of Odisha, 1st International Conference on Climate Science, Mar. 07, 2016, Guwahati, INDIA
Mathew, S., R. Venkatesan, S. K. Ghose, D. Swain and G. Vengatesan (2015), "Role of net heat flux terms in warming the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea as observed from an in situ platform”, Dynamics of the Indian Ocean: Perspective and Retrospective, International Symposium on the Indian Ocean, Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2015, Goa, pp: 542.
Sil, S., S. Mandal, A. Gangopadhyay, T. Murty and D. Swain (2015), "Analysis of HF Radar Derived Ocean Currents in Northwestern Bay of Bengal”, Dynamics of the Indian Ocean: Perspective and Retrospective, International Symposium on the Indian Ocean, Nov. - Dec. 4, 2015, Goa, pp:129.
Conferences (National)
Ghose, S. K., R. Goyal, B. Jangir, A. B. Amere, S. Mathew, K. J. Joseph, R. Venkatesan and D. Swain (2017), "Understanding the response of ocean subsurface parameters to changes in surface met-parameters using high resolution moored buoy observations in the Indian Ocean", Workshop on Two Decades of Observing the Oceans, Apr. 22, 2017, National Institute of Ocean Technology (MoES), Chennai.
Jangir, B., D. Swain and T.V.S. Udaya Bhaskar (2016), "Inter-Comparison of INCOIS-GODAS and in situ Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential in the North Indian Ocean", National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology: Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability (TROPMET 2016), Dec. 18 – 21, 2016, Bhubaneswar.
Behera, N., D. Swain and S. Sil (2016), "Physical Processes Induced Variability in Primary Productivity in Southern Indian Ocean", National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology: Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability (TROPMET 2016), Dec. 18 – 21, 2016, Bhubaneswar.
Anand Babu A., R. Goyal, D.Swain and T. D. Vara Prasad (2016), "Long-Period Variability of Relative Heat Content In The Indian Ocean", National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology: Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability (TROPMET 2016), Dec. 18 – 21, 2016, Bhubaneswar.
Lekshmi, K., J. Dash, D. Swain, G. J. Roberts, V. Vinoj and S. Tripathy (2016), "Land Cover Classification for monitoring Urbanization over Bhubaneswar", National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology: Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability (TROPMET 2016), Dec. 18 – 21, 2016, Bhubaneswar.
Lekshmi K., J. Dash, D. Swain, G. J. Roberts, V. Vinoj and S. Tripathy (2016), "Validation of MODIS Land Surface Temperature for Bhubaneswar using ground measurements", National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology: Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability (TROPMET 2016), Dec. 18 – 21, 2016, Bhubaneswar.
Gogoi, P. P., K. Lekshmi, D. Swain and V. Vinoj (2016), "Temperature changes associated with Urbanization/Land Use And Land Cover(LULC) change over Odisha state of India", National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology: Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability (TROPMET 2016), Dec. 18 – 21, 2016, Bhubaneswar.
Swain, D., A. Taori and P. V. N. Rao (2016), "Establishment of a lightning monitoring network", Workshop on Protecting human beings and animals from lightning, Odisha State Disaster Management Authority, Oct. 25, 2016, Bhubaneswar
Mahesh Kumar, U., D. Swain and T. Ramanjappa (2016), "Observation of Geophysical Parameters during Tropical Cyclones using Satellite Altimetry" National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2016), Feb. 9 - 12, 2016, Thiruvananthapuram.
Ghose, S. K., D. Swain, S. Mathew and R. Venkatesan (2016), "Seasonal variation of local heat flux terms for Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea as observed from in-situ platforms”, Annual Monsoon Workshop-2015 & National Symposium on Understanding and Forecasting the Monsoon Extremes, 2016, Feb. 23-24, Pune, India, Bulletin of the Indian Meteorological Society, Vol. 17, pp: 89.
Swain, D. and V. C. N. Krishnan (2013), "An one-dimensional modelling approach to prediction of tropical cyclone heat potential”, In: Role of Oceans in Earth System, Eds. M. Baba and K. V. Jayachandran, Proc. Natl. Conf. of Ocean Soc. of India (OSICON’13), 117 – 120.
Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S., D. Swain and E. P. Rama Rao (2013), "Relation between sonic layer and mixed layer depth in the Arabian Sea”, In: Role of Oceans in Earth System, Eds. M. Baba and K. V. Jayachandran, Proc. Natl. Conf. of Ocean Soc. of India (OSICON’13), 284 – 288.
Book Chapters
Pattanaik, C., C. Sudhakar Reddy, M. S. R. Murthy and D. Swain (2008), Assessment and Monitoring the Coastal Wetland Ecology Using RS & GIS with reference to Bhitarkanika Mangroves of Orissa, India, in Monitoring and Modelling Lakes and Coastal Environments, ed: P.K. Mohanty, Springer Publications, New York.
Pattanaik, C., Ch. Sudhakar Reddy, M.S.R. Murthy and D. Swain (2007), Assessment and Monitoring the Coastal Wetland Ecology using RS & GIS with reference to Bhitarkanika Mangroves of Orissa, in Lakes and Coastal Wetlands: Conservation, Restoration and Management, ed: P. K. Mohanty, Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India, pp: 478.
Atlases
Swain, D., T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar, C. Purna Chand, E. Pattabhi Rama Rao and K. H. Rao (2013), An Atlas of Dynamic Height, Dynamic Height Anomaly and Sea Level Anomaly of the Indian Ocean, NRSC Technical Document No. NRSC–ECSA–OSG–July2013–TR–547, pp: 116, ISRO.
Technical Reports
Bansal, S., S. K. Sasamal, C. Jayaram, T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar, D. Swain (2015), OSCAT Wind Stress & Wind Stress Curl Products, ver. 3.0, Technical Document No. NRSC-ECSA-OSG-APR-2015-TR-699, pp. 18.
Bansal, S., C. Jayaram, T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar, D. Swain, D. Dutta, E. P. Rama Rao, K. H. Rao (2015), Oceansat-2 Scatterometer daily and two-day composite global surface wind fields: Generation and Evaluation, ver. 1.0, Technical Document No. NRSC-ECSA-OSG-MAR-2015-TR-693, pp. 25.
Bansal, S., S. K. Sasamal, C. Jayaram, T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar and D. Swain (2014), OSCAT Wind Stress & Wind Stress Curl Products, Technical Document No. NRSC-ECSA-OSG-NOV-2014-TR-661, pp. 18.
Swain, D. and M. M. Ali (2013), One-Dimensional Price-Weller-Pinkel Model for Mixed Layer Depth Predictions (ver. 2.0: Automated Module with Graphical User Interface), NRSC Technical Document No. NRSC–ECSA–OSG–Aug2013–TR–549, pp. 24, ISRO.
Jayaram, C., T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar, D. Swain, E. Pattabhi Rama Rao, Saurabh Bansal, A. Jeyaram and K. H. Rao (2013), Generation of OSCAT Winds daily Composites, NRSC Technical Document No. NRSC–ECSA–OSG–June2013–TR–532, pp. 42, ISRO.
Swain, D. and V. C. Navaneeth (2013), Prediction of Depth of 26 °C Isotherm and Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential using a One-Dimensional Ocean Model, NRSC Technical Document No. NRSC-ECSA-OSG-May2013-TR-529, pp: 24, ISRO.
Swain, D. and M. M. Ali (2011), One-Dimensional Price-Weller-Pinkel Model for Mixed Layer Depth Predictions (ver. 1.0), NRSC Technical Document No. NRSC:RS&GISAA:ESAG:OD:Dec11:TR365, pp. 25, ISRO.
Ali, M. M., P. V. Nagamani, D. Swain, G. J. Goni, D. Pedro, T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar, V. V. Gopalakrishna, J. C. Pezzullo, P. Sinha, U. C. Mohanty, D. V. Bhaskararao and M. Rajeevan (2011), Sea Surface Height Anomalies for Meteorological Studies, NRSC Techinal Document No. NRSC-RS&GIS-AS&OG-OD-April'11-TR253, pp. 22, ISRO.
Swain, D., Md. M. Hossain, M. Rajasekhar and N. V. P. Kiran Kumar (2007), Wavelet de-noising technique for 2.5 MHz Partial Reflection RADAR, IITP-15 Project Report, ISRO-VSSC-TR-0119-0-07, Sept. 2007, pp. 81, ISRO.
Academic Honors & Awards
  • 2015 Young Scientist Award at 1st ATLANTIC RADIO SCIENCE CONFERENCE (AT-RASC 2015), Spain
  • 2011 Young Scientist Award by the Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale/International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Belgium.
  • Joint Secretary (2018 - 2020 & 2020 - 2022) of the Indian Meteorological Society, Bhubaneswar Chapter
  • Joint Secretary (2020-2022) & ExCom. Member (2017-2019) of Forum for River & Ocean Scientists & Technologists-FROST
  • Vice Chair (2020 - 2021) & ExCom. Member (2019 - 2020) of IEEE-Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society, Kolkata Chapter
  • TRAVEL AWARDS / GENERAL GRANTS BY:
  • European Space Agency (ESA), 2012 & 2018
  • International Association of Geodesy (IAG), Germany
  • The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), France
  • Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale (URSI), Belgium
  • MOCA-09 (IAMAS-IAPSO-IACS), Canada
  • The International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO), Canada.
  • Dept. of Space, Govt. of India Research Fellowship
Sponsored Projects at IIT Bhubaneswar (Ongoing/Completed)
 

Sl. No.

Title

Funding Agency

Starting Date

Amount (Rs in Lakhs)

12

Study of carrying capacity of dolphins/habitat preference and carrying capacity of tourist boats in Chilika Lake

Wildlife Division (Govt. of Odisha)

Mar-2020

10.00

11

Development of multi-sectorial simulation lab and science based decision support framework to address urban environment issues (Co-PI)

CDAC-MeitY (Govt. of India)

Sep-2019

223.59

10

Development of long-term high resolution Land Use Land Cover (LULC) data for Bhubaneswar peri-urban & rural areas and future projection

DST (Govt. of India)

Feb-2019

67.49

9

Impact of changing aerosol loading and urbanization on surface temperature and rainfall over select cities over India (Co-PI)

DST (Govt. of India)

Jan-2019

73.14

8

Detection of Lightning phenomena and associated processes and its now-casting (part of ISRO Network)

ISRO (Govt. of India)

Dec-2016

Recurring

Completed

7 Estimation of Upwelling Indices and study of propagating ocean fronts in the Indian and Global Oceans utilizing SCATSAT-1 gridded wind fields ISRO (Govt. of India) Apr-2017 27.71

6

Investigations of the Bio-Geo-Chemical Processes in the Bay of Bengal (Project: A2)

MoES-IIT BBS (Govt. of India)

Sep-2015

230.00 (as per BoBCO allotment)

5

Seasonal and inter-annual variability of Relative Heat Content in the Indian Ocean 

ISRO (Govt. of India)

Aug-2015

26.53

4

Quantifying the impact of urbanisation and climate change on the microclimate of Bhubaneswar (in collaboration with University of Southampton, U.K.)

DST-UKIERI (Govt. of India and Govt. of UK)

Jan-2015

40,000 GBP

3

Multiscale Analysis of Circulation & Variability in the North-Western Bay of Bengal using HF Radar Observations (Co-PI)

INCOIS (MoES, Govt. of India)

Apr-2015

26.96

2

Simulations of day and night Sea Surface Temperature in the North Indian Ocean: A one-dimensional modelling approach 

IIT BBS (MHRD, Govt. of India)

Oct-2014

10.00

1

Does Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) play a significant role in intensification of tropical cyclones? A comprehensive analysis for the North Indian Ocean

INCOIS (MoES, Govt. of India)

Aug-2014

38.16

 
Academic Guidance/Supervision
  • Ph. D.          Completed:     1 (+2)    (Ongoing: 4)                           
  • M. Tech.      Completed:     14                                      
  • M. Phil.       Completed:     1
  • M.Sc.          Completed:     8           (Ongoing: 1)   
  • B. Tech.      Completed:     2 
  • Internship Students:          11 (Completed)
 
Professional Memberships
 Life Member:
  • Forum for River & Ocean Scientists & Technologists-FROST (Ex. Com. Member till 2020 & Jt. Secretary: 2020-2022)
  • Indian Meteorological Society (Jt. Secretary-Bhubaneswar Chapter: 2018-2020)
  • Indian Association of Physics Teachers
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing
  • Ocean Society of India
  • Odisha Bigyan Academy
  • The Indian Science Congress Association

 

Member:

  • The Moon Society - India
  • Indian Radio Science Society (InRaSS)
  • Associate of Committee on Space Research (COSPAR - France)
  • IEEE (USA)-Annual Member
  • IEEE-Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society (Kolkata Chapter ExCom. Member: 2019-2020)
  • IEEE-Oceanic Engineering Society
  • IEEE Young Professionals, Sensors Council, Systems Council, Environmental Engineering Community
  • Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, USA (Senior Member: 2018-2021)
  • Society for Conservation Biology (USA)
Professional Experience
Ø Asst. Professor  at School of Earth, Ocean & Climate Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar (under MHRD of Govt. of India) (Sep. 2013 onwards).

 

Ø Sci./Eng. ‘SD’ at National Remote Sensing Centre (Indian Space Research Organisation, Govt. of India), Nov-2010 to Aug-2013.
 

Ø Sci./Eng. ‘SD’ at Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (Indian Space Research Organisation, Govt. of India),  Jan-2010 to Nov-2010 (advance merit promotion).

 

Ø Sci./Eng. ‘SC’ at Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (Indian Space Research Organisation, Govt. of India),  Apr-2006 to  Dec-2009.

 

Ø Project Sci. ‘B’ at INCOIS (DoD/MoES, Govt. of India), May-2005 to Mar-2006.

 
Ø JRF at National Remote Sensing Agency (Dept. of Space, Govt. of India), Nov-2003 to May-2005.
Journal Reviewer
  • Urban Climate
  • Theoretical and Applied Climatology
  • The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
  • Science of the Total Environment 
  • Remote Sensing in Earth System Science
  • Remote Sensing Applications: Society & Environment
  • Regional Studies in Marine Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Indian Section A: Physical Sciences
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Natural Hazards
  • Marine Geodesy
  • Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing
  • Journal of the Asian Forum for Polar Sciences 
  • Journal of Remote Sensing Technology 
  • Journal of Earth System Sciences 
  • International Journal of Remote Sensing 
  • International Journal of Oceanography 
  • International Journal of Earth Sciences & Engineering 
  • Indian Journal of Radio & Space Physics 
  • Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations & Remote Sensing
  • IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing
  • IEEE Access
  • Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Environmental Monitoring & Assessment
  • Deep Sea Research-II
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Current Science 
 
Skill Development & Outreach Activities

·  Coordinator (Bhubaneswar Region) for Online Outreach Programmes of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO on:

(a) “Microwave (SAR) Remote Sensing for Natural Resources”, (12th Outreach Programme), Feb–Mar. 2014.

(b) “Basic course on Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System”, (13th Outreach Programme), Aug – Nov. 2014.

(c)  “Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Resources”, (14th Outreach Programme), Jan–Mar. 2015.

(d) “Basics of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System & Global Navigation Satellite System”, (15th Outreach Programme), Aug-Nov. 2015. 

(e)  “Geospatial Technologies for Urban Planning”, (16th Outreach Programme), Feb-Mar. 2016

(f) “Basics of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System, and Global Navigation Satellite System”, (15th Outreach Programme), Aug–Nov. 2016.

(g) “Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System Applications in Carbon Forestry”, (15th Outreach Programme), Feb–Mar. 2017.

(h)  “Microwave Radar Remote Sensing and its Applications”, (20th Outreach Programme), Apr. 2017.

 

·   Course Coordinator on “Satellite Altimetry and Instrumentation for Oceanography” course under Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), MHRD (Govt. of India) during 12th – 16th Dec. 2016, IIT Bhubaneswar.

 

·      Coordinator/Collaborator (from IIT Bhubaneswar) for: 

(a)  International Ocean Observations cruises, “Ocean Mixing and Monsoons (OMM)”

     programme of MoES.

(b) Bay of Bengal Cruises under the “INCOIS-OON” programme of ESSO-INOIS (MoES).

 

·    Resource Person for:

(a)  Training on “Understanding Weather & Climate” Theme (under Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi) during 2014 and 2015 for:

¾  Principals and Vice-Principals of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (East Zone), INDIA

¾  School Teachers of Senior Secondary Schools in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

¾  Science Teachers of Secondary Schools (Govt. of Odisha) of Khorda Dist., Odisha  

 

(b) National Seminar on “Global Trends in Earth’s Climate – from Recent Observations”, St. T. College, Elluru (A.P.) conducted by UGC, Feb-2015.

¾  Chaired the Technical Sessions: (i) Ozone depletion and Climate change-Recent perspectives, and (ii) Ocean colour remote sensing-global trends, at the above Seminar.

 

(c)  Workshop on "Groundwater - Conservation and Restoration", Talcher, 29th July 2017.

 

·     Speaker at:

  ¾ 6th Angul District Level Project Competition and Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition, 20th – 22nd Oct. 2016, Angul, Odisha.

  ¾7th Angul District Level Project Competition and Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition, 1st & 2nd Dec. 2017, Talcher, Odisha.

 

·  Deputy Chief Scientist for Tropical Indian Ocean Cruise (SK-274) onboard ORV Sagar Kanya, 6th July – 7th Aug, 2010 (jointly conducted by MoES & ISRO).

 

·   Invited faculty at University Centre for Earth & Space Sciences, Central University of Hyderabad during 2013.

 

·     Invited Panel Member in “Parikrama”, Doordarshan-ODIA, 2nd March 2017.

 

·     Member / Nominated Member: 

(a)   Expert Monitoring Committee for the DST sponsored project on development of “Low Cost Indigenous Small Organ Imaging Gamma Camera”. 

(b)  External Quality Control Team (EQCT) for formulation of “Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan (ICZMP), Odisha”. 

(c)   Sectional Committee, Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), MHRD (Govt. of India).

(d)    7th Programme Advisory Committee Meeting of DST, Govt. of India on “Water Technology Initiative” during Jan 2014 at IIT Bhubaneswar.

(e) Local Organizing Committee and sub-Committees (Technical Sessions, Associated Events) for National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology: Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability (Tropmet-2016), 18th – 21st Dec. 2016, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

(f)  Organizing Committee, Seminar on "Safety of Boats", River and Ocean Scientists and Technologists, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 18th January 2017.

(g) Convenor, National Workshop on “Urban Climate: Science, Impacts and Adaptation, Climate Change Programme, SPLICE Division, Dept. of Science & Technology (Govt. of India), IIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 21-22 September, 2017.

(h)  Organizing Committee, All India Seminar on "Natural Gas in Inland and Coastal Shipping", The Institute of Engineers (India) & Forum for River and Ocean Scientists and Technologists under the aegis of Marine Engineering Division (IEI), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 18th & 19th November 2017.

 
Detailed Semester-wise List of Courses Taught

Sl. No.

Year

Sem.

Paper Codes

Disciplines

Total

Credits

No. of Courses Taught in the Semester

1

2013-14

Autumn

ESA6051, ESA6052, ESA6056, ESA6002; 

Lab: ESA6151

M.Tech. (CLST),

Ph.D. (Geo., CS)

16

5

2

Spring

ESS5019, ESA6066, ESS6072;

Labs: ESS5105, ESS6151

M.Sc. (Geo.), M.Tech. (CLST), Ph.D. (Geo., CS)

13

5

3

2014-15

Autumn

CL5L102, CL5L103, ES5L312, CL6L101, CL6L217, CL6L123; 

Lab: CL5P102

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Sc. (Geo.), M.Tech. (CLST), Ph.D. (Geo., CS)

21

7

4

Spring

CL5L205, ES5L205, CL6L128, CL6L230; 

Labs: ES5P205, CL5P201, CL6P201

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Sc. (Geo.), M.Tech. (CLST), Ph.D. (Geo., CS)

15

7

5

2015-16

Autumn

CL5L102, CL5L103, CL6L217; CL6L101; 

Lab: CL5P102

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Sc. (Geo), M.Tech. (CLST), Ph.D. (Geo., CS)

15

5

6

Spring

CL5L205, CL5L402, ES5L205;

Labs: ES5P205, CL5P201, CL6P201

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Sc. (Geo.), M.Tech. (CLST), Ph.D. (Geo., CS)

14

6

7

2016-17

Autumn

CL5L102, CL6L217;

Lab: CL5P102,  

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Tech.(CLST),

Ph.D. (Geo.)

8

3

8

Spring

CL5L205, ES5L205, CL6L230;

Labs: ES5P205, CL5P201, CL6P201

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Sc. (Geo.), M.Tech. (CLST), Ph.D. (Infra., Elec. Sci.)

15

6

9

2017-18

Autumn

CL5L204, CL6L128

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Tech.(CLST),

Ph.D. (CS)

6

2

10

Spring

ES5L205, CL6L230;

Labs: ES5P205, CL6P201

M.Sc. (Geo.), M.Tech. (CLST)

10

4

11

2018-19

Autumn

CL5L101, CL6L128;

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Tech.(CLST)

6

2

12

Spring

 

 

CL5L205, ES5L205, CL6L230;

Labs: CL5P201, CL6P201

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Sc. (Geo.), M.Tech. (CLST)

13

5

13

2019-20

Autumn

CL5L101, CL5L304, CL6L128 

Others: CL5T201(2), CL6S101 (2), CL6D301(16), CL6D302(4)

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Tech.(CLST),

Ph.D. (CS)

9

3

14

Spring

CL5L204, CL5L205, ES5L205, CL6L230;

Labs: CL5P201, CL6P201

Others: CL5T401(2), CL6S201(2), CL6D401(16), CL6D402(4)

M.Sc. (AOS), M.Sc. (Geo.), M.Tech. (CLST), Ph.D. (CS, Geo.)

16

6

Labs: 3 hrs = 2 Credits

M.Tech. (Climate Science & Technology)/Ph.D.

(i) CL6L101: Physics of Atmosphere and Ocean (4-0-0) [Old Code: ESA6051]

(ii) ESA6052: Dynamics of Atmosphere & Ocean (4-0-0)

(iii) ESA6056: Advanced Dynamic Oceanography (3-0-0)

(iv) ESA6002: Analytical and Measurement Techniques (3-0-0)

(v) CL6L123: Instrumentation and Observation System [Old Code: ESA6066]

(vi) CL6L230: Remote Sensing & GIS Applications (3-0-0) [Old Code: ESA6072]

(vii) CL6L217: Mathematical & Statistical Methods in Earth System Science (3-0-0)

(viii) CL6L128: Satellite Oceanography & Meteorology  (3-0-0)

 

M.Sc. (Geology)

(ix) ES5L205: Remote Sensing & GIS (3-0-0) [Old Code: ESS5019]

(x) ES5L312: Physics & Chemistry of Atmosphere and Ocean (3-0-0)

M.Sc. (Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences)

(xi) CL5L102: Mathematical & Statistical Methods in Climate Science (3-0-0)

(xii) CL5L103: Physics of Atmosphere and Ocean (3-0-0)

(xiii) CL5L205: Remote Sensing & GIS (3-0-0)

(xiv) CL5L402: Satellite Meteorology (2-0-0) 

 

Laboratory Courses (0-0-3)

M.Tech. (Climate Science & Technology)

(xv) ESA6151: Weather Analysis & Forecasting Lab.

(xvi) CL6P201: Remote Sensing & GIS Laboratory [Old Code: ESS6151]

 

M.Sc. (Geology)

(xvii) ES5P205: Remote Sensing & GIS Lab. [Old Code: ESS5105]

 

M.Sc. (Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences)

(xviii) CL5P102: Application of Mathematics &  Statistics in Climate Science Laboratory

(xix) CL5P201: Remote Sensing & GIS Lab.

 ***Courses with same name but different Paper Codes [except Old Codes] indicate (as per IIT BBS curriculum):

(i) Courses with different syllabus meant for different branches (e.g. Geology, Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences), OR 

(ii) Courses of different Levels (e.g. Level 5: M.Sc. and Level 6: M.Tech./Ph.D.)

 
Projects Completed (before Sep. 2013)

Sl. No.

Title

Responsibility

1

Impact of Ocean Mean Temperature on Cyclones in the North Indian Ocean

Co-PI

2

Measuring wind stress at the ocean surface and its impact on modeled ocean currents

Co-PI

3

The Solar Eclipse induced Wind and Temperature variations in the Middle Atmosphere over Trivandrum

Co-PI

4

ISRO’s Middle Atmospheric Dynamics (MIDAS) Project

Co-PI

5

Oceanographic Inputs for Atmospheric and Climate Studies

Project Scientist

6

Improvement of Mixed Layer Depth Predictions for Ocean State Forecast

JRF