S. A. Haider FASc, FNA, FNASc J. C. Bose National Fellow
Senior Professor and Chairperson of Planetary Sciences Division E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone:
+91-79-2631 4555 / 2631 4950
Atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere of Mars
Aurora and airglow emissions in the Martian atmosphere
Chemistry and meteoric material in the lower ionosphere of Mars
Cometary dust and Coma
The objective of this research is to study theoretical aspects of Martian and cometary aeronomy such as energetic, dynamics, optical and X-ray emissions in the atmospheres of Mars and comets.
Future research will include, in addition to the above, studies of planetary magnetospheres (Mercury, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) by developing three-dimensional Magneto Hydrodynamic Model (MHD) in the laboratory. This model will describe the magnetopause, shapes, sizes and extension of the tail which were generated by strength and direction of solar wind approaching the planet and interacting with them.
Elected - Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (FNA)
Elected - Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc)
Elected - Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNASc)
Elected - J. C. Bose National Fellow
President and Chairman of Planetary Sciences
President of Planetary Sciences (AOGS) (2012-2014)
Chairman of Planetary Sciences Division at PRL (2016 onwards)
Member of Professional Societies
Member - COSPAR Associate
Member - Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)
Member - Indian CAWSES Program
Member - Council Member of AOGS
Member - Indian Mars Mission Study Team of ISRO
Member - American Geophysical Union
Member - Sceintific Committee of INSA Fellow
Other Awards and Honours
Foundation for Promotion of Sciences (FAPES) Fellowship (2015-2016)
Foundation for Promotion of Sciences (FAPES) Fellowship (2008-2009)
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) Fellowship (2000-2001)
Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship (1999)
Post Doctoral Fellowship from Russian Academy of Sciences (1998-1999)
Guest Editor - Planetary and Space Science (2012)
Editor – Geoscience Letters
Haider, S.A. and K.K. Mahajan (2014), Lower and upper ionosphere of Mars, Space
Sci. Rev., DOI 10.1007/s11214-014-0058-2
Haider, S.A., K.K. Mahajan and Esa Kallio (2011), Mars Ionosphere: A Review of
experimental Results and Modeling Studies, Rev. of Geophys., 49, RG4001,
Haider, S.A. and R.P. Singhal (1994), Planetary Atmospheric Studies, Advances in
Space Research in India, edited by R.K. Varma, Diamond Jubilee publications, Indian
National Science Academy, New Delhi, page 69-98
Books, including edited ones
Haider, S.A., Varun Sheel and Shyam Lal (2010), Modeling of planetary atmospheres,Published by Macmillan, India Ltd., page 1-361
Kasaba,Y.,G.M. Caro, T. Ito, P. Hartogh, C.Y. Robert and Haider, S.A. (2010), Advances in Geosciences, Published by World Scientific Company, Singapore, 19, page 1-680
Internal Scientific Reports
Haider, S.A. (1999), Ionization and airglow in Martian atmosphere, Scientific Report, published by Indian Space Research Organization (India), Technical Report No: ISRO-PRL-TR-100-99, page 1-67
Varun Sheel and Haider, S.A., Long-term variability of dust optical depths on Mars during MY24–MY32 and their impact on subtropical lower ionosphere: Climatology, modeling, and observations (2016) , J. Geophys. Res.,
121, 8038-8054, doi: 10.1002/2015JA022300
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 of
Mars (2016), J. Geophys. Res., 121, 6870-6888, doi: 10.1002/jgra.52737
Haider, S.A., I.S. Batista, M.A.Abdu, P. Muralikrishna, Siddhi Y. Shah and T. Kuroda (2015), 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, doi:10.1002/2015JA021630
Haider, S.A. and B.M. Pandya , Probing of meteor showers at Mars during the encounter of Comet C/2013 A1: Predictions for the arrival of
MAVEN/Mangalyaan (2015), Geoscience Lett., 2-8, Doi:10.1186/s40562-015-0023-2
Haider, S.A. and K.K. Mahajan , Lower and upper ionosphere of Mars (2014), Space Sci. Rev.,Doi: 10.1007/s11214-014-0058-2
Pandya, B.M. and Haider, S.A., Numerical simulation of the effects of
Meteoroid ablation and solar EUV/X-ray radiation in the dayside ionosphere of Mars: MGS/MEX observations (2014), J.Geophys.Res. , 119, 9228-9245, Doi: 0.102/2014JA020063
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 modeling (2013), J.Geophys. Res., 118,1-9, doi:10.1002/jgra.50590
Varun Sheel, Haider, S.A., Paul Withers, K. Kozarev, I. Jun, S. Kang, G. Gronoff and Simon Wedlund, Numerical Simulation of the effects of a solar energetic particle event on the ionosphere of Mars (2012), J. Geophys.Res., 117, A0312, doi:10.1029/2011 JA017455 .
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 (2012), J. Geophys. Res. 117, A05326, doi:10.1029/2011JA017436 .
Haider, S.A., Role of X-ray flares and CME in the E region ionosphere of Mars: MGS observations (2012), Planet. Space Sci., 63, 56-61 .
Varun Sheel and Haider, S.A., Calculated production and loss rates of ions due to
impact of galactic cosmic rays in the lower atmosphere of Mars , (2012), Planet. Space Sci., 63, 94-104.
B.M. Pandya and Haider, S.A., Meteor impact perturbation in the lower
ionosphere of Mars: MGS observations (2012), Planet. Space Sci., 63, 105-109 .
Haider, S.A., K. K. Mahajan and Esa Kallio, Mars Ionosphere: A Review of Experimental Results and Modeling Studies (2011), Rev. of Geophys., 49, RG4001, doi:10.1029 /2011RG000357 .
Haider, S.A., V. Sheel, M. D. Smith, W. C. Maguire and G. J. Molina-Cuberos, Effect of dust storms on the D region of the Martian ionosphere: Atmospheric
electricity (2010), J. Geophys. Res., 115, A12336, doi:10.1029/2010JA016125 .
Haider, S.A., S. P. Seth, D. A. Brain, D. L. Mitchell, T. Majeed and S. W. Bougher, Modeling photoelectron transport in the Martian ionosphere at Olympus Mons and Syrtis Major:
MGS observations (2012), J. Geophys. Res., 115, A08310, doi:10.1029/2009JA014968 .