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Samiran Mandal

Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi

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Research Interests:

  I am interested to explore the physics of the upper ocean and coastal regions, i.e., Physical Oceanography, which includes, Tides and Coastal Hydrodynamics, Sub-Mesoscale and Mesoscale Eddy Dynamics, Upper Ocean Processes, Oceanic Response to Tropical Cyclones, and Marine Heatwaves, mostly utilizing in situ observations (HF Radars, Tide Gauges, Moored Buoys, Drifters, Argo Floats, etc.) and remote sensed satellite datasets


  BSc          Mathematics                            2013              The University of Burdwan 

  MSc         Mathematics                            2015               IIT Bhubaneswar

  PhD         Physical Oceanography        2021               IIT Bhubaneswar



Awards and Honours:

   1. - Recipient of the prestigious and highly competitive Student Travel Grant (1000 USD) to attend the Ocean Science Meeting – 2020 by American Geophysical Union.

   2. - Recipient of the prestigious International Travel Scheme (ITS) from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India to attend the Ocean Science Meeting – 2020.

   3. - Best Oral Presentation Award in national conference on the “Challenges in Earth System Sciences for Global Sustainability (CESSGS – 2020)” at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

   4.- Young Researchers’ Award for best poster presentation in the OSICON – 2017, 5th National Conference of Ocean Society of India at National Centre for Earth Sciences Studies (NCESS), Trivandrum, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.

   5. - Best Oral and Poster Presentation Award in a workshop on “Two decades of Observing the Oceans”, at the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.


1.    V.G. Shashank, S. Mandal, and S. Sil, 2021, “Impact of Varying Landfall Time and Cyclone Intensity on Storm Surges in the Bay of Bengal using ADCIRC Model”. Journal of Earth System Science (Accepted).

2.    S. Mandal, N. Behera, A. Gangopadhyay, R. Dwi Susanto, and P.C. Pandey, 2021, “Evidence of a Chlorophyll “Tongue” in the Malacca Strait from Satellite Observations”. Journal of Marine Systems,

3.    D.P. Bhuyan, S. Mandal, A. Ray, S. Sil, and R. Venkatesan, 2021, “Surface and Subsurface Signatures of Monsoon Intraseasonal Oscillations from Moored Buoys in the Bay of Bengal”. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans.

4.    S. Mandal, S. Sil, A. Gangopadhyay, B. K. Jena, R. Venkatesan and G. Gawarkiewicz, 2020, “Tidal Currents Variability in the Western Andaman Sea using HF Radar and Buoy Observations”. IEEE Transactions in Geosciences and Remote Sensing.

5.    S. Mandal, S. Pramanik, S. Sil, Arunraj K.S. and B. K. Jena, 2020, “Sub-Mesoscale Circulation Features along the Andhra Pradesh coast, Bay of Bengal: Observations from HF Radars”. Journal of Coastal Research, 89, 132-138.

6.    S. Mandal, S. Sil, and A. Gangopadhyay, 2020, “Tide-Current-Eddy Interaction: A seasonal study using High Frequency Radar observations along the Western Bay of Bengal” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 232.

7.    S. Mandal, S. Sil, A. Gangopadhyay, B. K. Jena, and R. Venkatesan, 2020, “On the Nature of Tidal Asymmetry in the Gulf of Khambhat, Arabian Sea using High Frequency Radars”. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 232.

8.     S. Pramanik, S. Sil and S. Mandal, 2020, “Time Series Analysis of Observed Maximum and Minimum Air Temperature at Four Urban Cities of India during 1951 – 2015” Mausam, 71, 57-68.

9.    S. Mandal, S. Sil, S. Pramanik, Arunraj K.S. and B. K. Jena, 2019, “Characteristics and Evolution of a Coastal Mesoscale Eddy in the Western Bay of Bengal monitored by High-Frequency Radars” Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 88.

10.   S. Pramanik, S. Sil, S. Mandal, D. Dey and A. Shee, 2019, “Role of Interannual Equatorial Forcing on the Subsurface Temperature Dipole in the Bay of Bengal during IOD and ENSO events”. Ocean Dynamics.

11.   S. Mandal, S. Sil, A. Shee and R. Venkatesan, 2018, “Upper Ocean and Sub-Surface Variability in the Bay of Bengal during Cyclone ROANU: A Synergistic view using In-situ and Satellite Observations”, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 175 (12).

12.   S. Mandal, 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, 11 (2).

13.   S. Mandal, 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).

14.   S. Mandal, S. Pramanik, S. Halder and S. Sil, 2019. “Statistical Analysis of Coastal Current from HF Radar Along the North-Western Bay of Bengal”. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, 23, 89-97.

15.   S. Pramanik, S. Mandal, A. Shee, S. Halder and S. Sil, 2019. “Tidal Circulation studies using regional model in the Bay of Bengal”. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, 22, 829 – 836.

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