About me

Hi! I’m Arindan. I study glaciers and climate in the Himalayan region. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore since March 2022. I have completed my PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. During my PhD work, I studied how local meteorology influences glacier mass balance. To investigate so, we measured long-term in situ glacier mass balance and conducted a surface energy balance experiment based on 11-years AWS data.

One of my favourite topics is the surface energy interaction of a glacier, snow, or debris surface. I’m particularly curious about how turbulent heat fluxes, mainly latent heat flux, modulate glacier surface mass balance in the dry-arid Himalayan region, such as Karakoram and Ladakh.

Glacier fieldwork in the Himalayan region has offered me with some of the most gorgeous landscapes of the nature, mountain communities, and cultures. Thus, I love going to the mountains and experiencing the extremes of mountain life. I also enjoy playing badminton.

Contact information

Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore 560012
India

Email: arindan.141@gmail.com; arindanm@iisc.ac.in

Background / Previous affiliations

2022-current: Postdoctoral Fellow at ICWaR, IISc, Bangalore
2017-2018: One-Year DAAD Ph.D. Student (Glaciology), FAU, Erlangen-Nürnberg
2016-2022: Ph.D. in Environmental Sci. (Glaciology), JNU, New Delhi
2014-2016: M.Phil. in Environmental Sciences, JNU, New Delhi
2011-2013: M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, JNU, New Delhi