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. I have a PhD in Glaciology/Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where I studied how local meteorology influences glacier mass balance.

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

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

Background / Previous affiliations

  • 2022-current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (B. D. Vishwakarma)
  • 2016-2022: Ph.D. in Environmental Sci. (Glaciology), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (AL. Ramanathan)
  • 2017-2018: One-Year DAAD Ph.D. Student (Glaciology), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg (M. Braun)
  • 2014-2016: M.Phil. in Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (AL. Ramanathan)
  • 2011-2013: M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi