Planetary Sciences Division Publications


Ramakant R. Mahajan, Amit Basu Sarbadhikari, M.S. SisodiaNoble gas, nitrogen composition and cosmic ray exposure history of two eucrites Vissannapeta, Piplia Kalan and one howardite Lohawat, Planetary and Space Science 165, 23–30,

Shiv K. Goyal, Amisha P. Naik, Neelakandan P. S. Mithun, Santosh V.Vadawale, Navin Nagrani, Shreya Madhvi, Neeraj K. Tiwari, Tinkal Ladiya, Arpit R. Patel, Hitesh K. Adalja, Tanmoy Chattopadhyay, Munuswamy Shanmugam, Amogh Auknoor, Piyush Sharma, Vishnu R. Patel,2018. "Development of position sensitive detector module using scintillator and Si photomultiplier for hard x-ray imaging and spectroscopy," J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 5(1), 016001 (2019), doi: 10.1117/1.JATIS.5.1.016001.

Haider, S.A., J. P. Pabari, J. Masoom, and Y. S. Siddhi, “Schumann resonance frequency and conductivity in the nighttime ionosphere of Mars: A source for lightning”, Adv. Space Res., 63, 2260-2266 (2019).

Haider, S. A., Y.S. Siddhi, J. Masoom and S. Bougher, “Effect of dust storm and GCR impact on the production rate of O3+ in MY28 and MY29: Modeling and SPICAM observation, J. Geophys. Res., 124, (2019),    

Venkateswara Rao N., V. Leelavathi, P. Mohanamanasa, S.A. Haider and S.V.B. Rao, “Enhanced ionization in magnetic anomaly regions of the Martian lower ionosphere associated with dust storms”, J. Geophys. Res., 124, (2019),

P.Thirupathaiah, Siddhi Y.Shah, S.A.Haider, "Characteristics of solar X-ray flares and their effects on the ionosphere and human exploration to Mars: MGS radio science observations",330, (2019), Icarus,

S. K. Mishra and Shikha Misra, Charging and dynamics of dust particles in lunar photoelectron sheath, Phys. Plasmas 26, 053703 (2019).

S. K. Mishra and Shikha Misra, Transport properties of complex plasma having a dust size distribution, Phys. Plasmas 26, 023702 (2019).

A. Andreev, Z. Lecz and S. K. Mishra, Relativistic Laser Plasma Atto-Physics, Progress in Photon Science 2, 355 (2019).

M. Bhatt, C. Wöhler, A. Grumpe, N. Hasebe, and M. Naito, 2019, Global mapping of lunar refractory elements: multivariate regression vs. machine learning, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 627,

Kyeong J. Kim, Christian Wöhler, Alexey A. Berezhnoy, Megha Bhatt, Arne Grumpe, 2019, Prospective 3He-rich landing sites on the  Moon, Planetary and Space Science, Volume 177,

M. Naito, N. Hasebe, H. Nagaoka, C. Wöhler, A. A. Berezhnoy, M. Bhatt, and K. J. Kim, 2019, Potassium and Thorium Abundances at the South Pole-Aitken Basin Obtained by the Kaguya Gamma-Ray Spectrometer, JGR Planets,

C. Wöhler, A. Grumpe, M. Bhatt, A. A. Berezhnoy, V. V. Shevchenko and A. Bhardwaj, 2019, Detection of an excessively strong 3-μm absorption near the lunar highland crater Dufay, Letters to the Editor Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 630,


Ramakant R. Mahajan, Laridhi Ouazaa Nejia , Dwijesh Ray and Sekhar Naik, Noble gases, nitrogen, cosmic ray exposure history and mineralogy of Beni M'hira (L6) chondrite, Planetary and Space Science 152, 136–141.

Rishitosh K. Sinha, Vijayan S., Anil D. Shukla, Priyabrata Das, Falguni Bhattacharya, 2018, Gullies and Debris-flows in Ladakh Himalaya, India: a potential Martian analogueJournal of Geological Society, London, Special Publications DOI:

Neeraj Srivastava, 2018, Young volcanism on the Moon, Encyclopedia of Lunar Science, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319¬05546-6, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05546-6_30-1

Sanjeev K. Mishra and K. Durga Prasad, 2018, Numerical Evaluation of surface modifications at landing site due to spacecraft (soft) landing in the Moon, Planetary and Space Science,

Megha Bhatt, Christian Wohler, Deepak Dhingra, Guneshwar Thangjam, Daniela Rommel, Urs Mall, Anil Bhardwaj, Arne Grumpe, 2018, Compositional studies of Mare Moscoviense: New perspectives from Chandrayaan-1 VIS-NIR data Icarus, 303, 149-165

Vrinda Mukundan and Anil Bhardwaj, 2018, A Model for Negative Ion Chemistry in Titan's Ionosphere Astrophysical Journal, 856:168 (11pp)

Kuljeet K. Marhas and Piyush Sharda, 2018, Transition Elements in Supernova Presolar Grains: Condensation versus Implantation , The Astrophysical Journal,, 853:12 (15pp)

A. Grumpe, C. Wöhler, D. Rommel, M. Bhatt and U. Mall, 2018, Elemental and topographic mapping of lava flow structures in Mare Serenitatis on the Moon Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping, CRC Press, ISBN 9781138584150 - CAT# K376961

Basu Sarbadhikari, A., E.V.S.S.K. Babu, and T. Vijaya Kumar, Chemical layering in the upper mantle of Mars: Evidence from olivine-hosted meltinclusions in Tissint, Meteoritics and Planetary Science (MAPS) 52, 251–267, 2017.

Mahajan, R. R.. Noble gases, nitrogen and cosmic ray exposure age of the sulagiri chondrite. Geoscience Frontiers, 8(1), 205-210, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.gsf.2015.12.010

Pabari, J. P. and P. J. Bhalodi, Estimation of micrometeorites and satellite dust flux surrounding Mars in the light of MAVEN results, Icarus, Elsevier, 288, 1-9, 2017.

S. K. Goyal, P. Kumar, P. Janardhan, S. V. Vadawale, A. Sarkar, M. Shanmugam, K. P. Subramanian, B. Bapat, D. Chakrabarty, P. R. Adhyaru, A. R. Patel, S. B. Banerjee, Manan S. Shah, Neeraj K. Tiwari, H. L. Adalja, T. Ladiya, M. B. Dadhania, A. Sarda, A. K. Hait, M. Chauhan and R. R. Bhavsar, 2018. “Aditya Solarwind Particle EXperiment (ASPEX) onboard the Aditya-L1 mission”. Planetary and Space Science. 163, 42-55, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2018.04.008.

Pabari, J. P., S.A. Haider, B.M. Pandya, R.K. Singh, A. Kumar, D. K. Patel, and A. Bogavelly, “Orbital altitude dust at Mars, its implication and a prototype for its detection, Planet and Space Sci, 161, 68-75 (2018).

S. K. Mishra and A. Andreev, Reflection of chirped pulse from an overdense plasma, 2018 International Conference Laser Optics (ICLO), IEEE, 259 (2018).


Acharyya, K., E. Herbst,"Simulations of the Chemistry in the Small Magellanic Cloud", ApJ, 822, 105, 2016.

Jiao, He., K. Acharyya, and Vidali, G., ''Binding Energy of Molecules on Water Ice: Laboratory Measurements and Modeling", ApJ, 825, 89, 2016.

Jiao, He., K. Acharyya, and Vidali, G., "Sticking of molecules on non-porous amorphous water ice",ApJ,2016,823,56, 2016.

Basu Sarbadhikari, A., Babu, E.V.S.S.K., Vijaya Kumar, T. and  Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H. Martian meteorite Tissint records  unique petrogenesis among the depleted shergottites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, v. 51, p. 1588-1610, 2016. (doi: 10.1111/maps.12684).

Haider S.A., I. S. Batista, M. A. Abdu, A. M. Santos, Siddhi Y. Shah, and P. Thirupathaiah, Flare X-ray photochemistry of the E region ionosphere ofMars, J. Geophys. Res., 2016. doi: 10.1002/jgra.52737.

R. K. Mishra, K. K. Marhas, Sameer, Abundance of 60Fe inferred from nanoSIMS study of QUE 97008 (L3.05) chondrules, Earth and Planetary Science Letter, 436: 71, 2016.

Sahu, L.K., Varun Sheel, et. al, Impact of tropical convection & ENSO variability in vertical distributions of CO and O3 over an urban site of India, Clim Dyn, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3353-7, 2016.

Sheel, Varun and S.A. Haider, Long-term variability of dust optical depths on Mars during MY24–MY32 and their impact on subtropical lower ionosphere: Climatology, modeling, and observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 9123-9141, 2016.

Sheel, Varun, Bisht, J., Sahu, L., & Thouret, V., Spatio-temporal variability of CO and O3 in Hyderabad (17°N, 78°E), central India, based on MOZAIC and TES observations and WRF-Chem and MOZART-4 models. Tellus B, 68. doi:, 2016.

Chandra, N., Lal, S., Venkataramani, S., Patra, P. K., and Varun Sheel, Temporal variations of atmospheric CO2 and CO at Ahmedabad in western India, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6153-6173, doi:10.5194/acp-16-6153-2016, 2016.

P.R. Sinha, L.K. Sahu, R.K. Manchanda, Varun Sheel, et. al., Transport of tropospheric and stratospheric ozone over India: Balloon-borne observations and modeling analysis, Atmospheric Environment, 131, 228–242, 2016.

Srivastava, N., I. Varatharajan, “Geomorphology of Lowell crater region on the Moon” Icarus, 266, 44–56, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.013, 2016.


Badi M., Basu Sarbadhikari A., and Patel C.. Diffusion modelfor Fe-Mg in planetary materials: A mathematical approach. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, v. 2, p. 1554-1557, 2015.

Haider, S.A, I.S. Batista, M.A. Abdu, P. Muralikrishna, Siddhi Y. Shah and T. Kuroda, Dust storm and electron density in the equatorial D region ionosphere of Mars: Comparison with Earth's ionosphere from rocket measurements in Brazil, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 8968-8977, 2015. doi:10.10002/2015JA021630

Mahajan R. R., "Lunar meteorite Yamato-983885: Noble gases, nitrogen and cosmic ray exposure histroy", Planetary and Space Science, 117, 24-34, 2015.

Evan Groopman , Ernst Zinner , Sachiko Amari , Frank Gyngard1 , Peter Hoppe , Manavi Jadhav , Yangting Lin , Yuchen Xu , Kuljeet Marhas , and Larry R. Nittler Inferred initial 26Al/27Al ratios in presolar stardust grains from supernovae are higher than previously estimated. The Astrophysical Journal, 809, 31, 2015.

Development of New Peak Detection method for Nuclear Spectroscopy, Nirja Sindhav, Arpit Patel, Dipak Kumar Panda, Paresh Dholakia, International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research,  2, 1638-1644, 2015.

Ray, D., Ghosh, S. and Murty, S.V.S. Shock-thermal history of Kavarpura IVA iron: Evidences from microtextutres and Ni profiling. Planetary and Space Science, v, 117, p. 136-145, 2015.

Mukhopadhay, R., Iyer, S.D., Ray, D., Karissidaiah, S.M. and Drolia, R.K. Morphotectonic and Petrological variations along the southern Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 105 (3), 905-920, 2015.

S. Ramachandran,Sumita Kedia, Varun Sheel, Spatiotemporal characteristics of aerosols in India: Observations and model simulations, Atmospheric Environment, vol. 116, , Pages 225–244, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.06.015, 2015.

Sinha, Rishitosh K. and S. V. S. Murty, "Amazonian modification of Moreux crater: Record of recent and episodic glaciation in the Protonilus Mensae region of Mars", Icarus, 245, 122-144, 2015.

Vijayan, S., Shiv Mohan, Murty, S.V.S.. Lunar regolith thickness estimation using dual frequency microwave brightness temperature and influence of vertical variation of FeO+TiO2, Planetary and Space Science,105,123-132, 2015.


Bhowmik, S.K., Wilde, S.A., Bhandari, A., and Basu Sarbadhikari, A., Zoned Monazite and Zircon as Monitors for the Thermal Historyof Granulite Terranes: An Example from the Central Indian Tectonic Zone. Journal of Petrology, v. 55, p. 585-621, 2014.

Mishra R. K. and Goswami J. N.,"Fe-Ni and Al-Mg isotope records in UOC chondrules: Plausible steller source of 60Fe and other short-lived nuclides in the early solar system", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 132, 440-457, 2014.

Haider, S.A., and K.K. Mahajan, Lower and upper ionosphere of Mars, Space Sci. Rev., 2014. Doi10.1007/s11214-014-0058-2

B.M. Pandya and S.A. Haider, Numerical simulation of the effects of meteoroid ablation and solar EUV/X-ray radiation in the dayside ionosphere of Mars: MGS/MEX observations, J. Geophys. Res, 119, 9228-9245, 2014. doi:10.1002/2014JA020063

Ray, D., Misra, S., Widdowson, M., and Langmuir, C.H. A common parentage for Deccan Continental Flood basalt and Central Indian Ocean Ridge Basalt? A Geochemical and isotopic approach. J Asian Earth Sciences, v. 84, p. 188-200, 2014.

Naja, M., Mallik, C., Sarangi, T., Sheel, V., Lal, S., SO2 measurements at a high altitude site in the central Himalayas: Role of regional transport, Atmospheric Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.08.031, 2014.

Sheel, V., L. K. Sahu, M. Kajino, M. Deushi, O. Stein, and P. Nedelec, Seasonal and interannual variability of carbon monoxide based on MOZAIC observations, MACC reanalysis, and model simulations over an urban site in India, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 9123–9141, doi:10.1002/2013JD021425, 2014

Sahu, L. K., V. Sheel, M. Kajino, M. Deushi, S. S. Gunthe, P. R. Sinha, B. Sauvage, V. Thouret, and H. G. Smit, Seasonal and interannual variability of tropospheric ozone over an urban site in India: A study based on MOZAIC and CCM vertical profiles over Hyderabad, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 3615–3641, doi:10.1002/2013JD021215, 2014.

I. Varatharajan, N. Srivastava, and S.V.S. Murty, “Mineralogy of young lunar mare basalts: Assessment of temporal and spatial heterogeneity using M3 data from Chandrayaan-1” Icarus, 236, 56-71, 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.03.045, 2014.


Takamasa, A., Nakai, S., Sato, F., Toyoda, S., Banerjee D. and Ishibashi, J., “U-Th radioactive disequilibrium and ESR dating of a barite-containing sulfide crust from South Mariana Trough”, Quaternary Geochronology, doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2012.12.002, 2013.

Haider, S.A., B.M. Pandya and G.J. Molina-Cuberos, Nighttime ionosphere caused by meteoroid ablation and solar wind electron-proton-hydrogen impact on Mars: MEX observation and modelling, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1-9, 2013. doi: 10.1002/jgra50590

Jadhav M.,  Zinner E., Amari S., Maruoka T., Marhas K. K. and Gallino R. , "Multi-element isotopic analyses of presolar graphite grains from Orgueil", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 113, 193-224, 2013.

Micrometeorite Flux on Earth during the last ~50,000 years, M. Shyam Prasad, N. G. Rudraswami and Dipak K. Panda JGR: PLANETS, VOL. 118, 2381–2399, doi:10.1002/2013JE004460, 2013.

Age and geochemistry of the Newania dolomite carbonatites, India: implications for the source of primary carbonatite magma , Jyotiranjan S. Ray, Kanchan Pande, Rajneesh Bhutani, Anil D. Shukla, Vinai K. Rai, Alok Kumar, Neeraj Awasthi, R. S. Smitha and Dipak K. Panda Contrib Mineral Petrol, DOI 10.1007/s00410-013-0945-7, 2013.

Ray, D., Misra, S. and Banerjee, R. Geochemical variability of MORBs along the slow-spreading Carlsberg-Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean. J Asian Earth Sciences, v. 70-71, p. 125-141, 2013.

Sahu, L.K., Varun Sheel , Mizuo Kajino, Sachin Gunthe, Valée Thouret, Philippe Nedelec, Herman Smit, Characteristics of tropospheric ozone variability over an urban site in Southeast Asia: a study based on MOZAIC and MOZART vertical profiles, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 8729–8747, 2013.

Sahu, L.K., Varun Sheel, M. Kajino, P. Nedelec, Variability in tropospheric carbon monoxide over an urban site in Southeast Asia, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 68, 243-255, 2013.

Srivastava. S and Varun Sheel, Study of tropospheric CO and O3 enhancement episode over Indonesia during Autumn 2006 using the Model of Ozone and Related chemical Tracers (MOZART-4), Atmospheric Environment, vol. 67, 53–62, 2013. 

Sinha, Rishitosh K. and Murty, S.V.S., "Evidence of extensive glaciation in Deuteronilus Mensae, Mars: Inferences towards multiple glacial events in the past epochs", Planetary and Space Science, 86, 10-32, 2013.

Sinha, Rishitosh K. and Sripada VS Murty, "Geomorphic signatures of glacial activity in the Alba Patera volcanic province: Implications for recent frost accumulation on Mars", Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 118.8: 1609-1631, 2013.

Srivastava, N., D. Kumar, R. P. Gupta, “Young viscous flows in the Lowell crater of Orientale basin, Moon: Impact melts or volcanic eruptions?” Planetary and Space Science, 87, 37-45, 2013.


Das J. P., Goswami J. N., Pravdivtsena O. V., Meshik A. P., and Hohenberg C. M., "Cosmogenic neon in grains separated from individual chondrules", Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47, 1869-1883, 2012.

Haider, S.A, S.M.P. McKenna-Lawlor, C.D. Fry, Rajmal Jain, and K.N. Joshipura, Effects of solar X-ray flares in the E region ionosphere of Mars: First model results, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A05326, 2012. doi:10.1029/2011JA017436

Kusuma K. N., Sebastian N. and Murty S. V. S., "Geochemical and mineralogical analysis of Gruithuisen regionon Moon using M3 and DIVINER images. Planet. Space Sci. doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.02.012, 2012.

Prasad, Durga K., A. Bhattacharya and S.V.S.Murty, An ambient light sensing module for wireless sensor networks for planetary exploration, Planetary and Space Science, 70(1), 2012.

Sheel Varun, S. A. Haider, P. Withers, K. Kozarev, I. Jun, S. Kang, G. Gronoff, and C. Simon Wedlund, Numerical simulation of the effects of a solar energetic particle event on the ionosphere of Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, A05312, doi:10.1029/2011JA017455, 2012.

Sheel Varun and S.A. Haider, Calculated production and loss rates of ions due to impact of galactic cosmic rays in the lower atmosphere of Mars, Planetary and Space Science, 63-64, Pages 94-104, 2012.

Srivastava S., S. Lal, S. Venkataramani, S. Gupta and Varun Sheel, Surface distributions of O3, CO and hydrocarbons over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea during pre-monsoon season, Atmospheric Environment, vol. 47, 459-467, 2012.