List of Publications (2008 Onwards)


  • Sinha, R. (2013) Floods: a climate change perspective. Geography and You, Vol. 13 (76), 11-14
  • Skrzypek, G., D. Paul, and B Wojtun, 2013. The altitudinal climatic effect on the stable isotope compositions of Agave and Opuntia in arid environments - a case study at the Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA. (ACCEPTED: Journal of Arid Environments)


  • Jain, V., Tandon, S.K., and Sinha, R. (2012). Application of modern geomorphic concepts for understanding the spatio-temporal complexity of the large Ganga river dispersal system. Current Science, 103 (11), 1300-1316
  • Sinha, R., Jain, V. and Tandon, S.K. (2012) River Systems and River Science in India: major drivers and challenges. In R. Sinha, R. Rasik (Eds.) Earth Systems and Hazards, Springer-verlag Berlin and Heidelberg, 244p.
  • Lahiri S.K. and Sinha R. (2012), Tectonic controls on the morpho - dynamics of the Brahmaputra River System in Upper Assam  valley, India, Geomorphology, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.04.012.
  • Sinha, R., Latrubesse, E.M. and Nanson, G.C. (2012). Quaternary fluvial systems of tropics: Major issues and status of research, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 356-357, 1-15
  • Sinha, R., Yadav, G.S., Gupta, S. Singh, Ajit and Lahiri, S.K. (2012). Geo-electric resistivity evidence for subsurface palaeochannel systems adjacent to Harappan sites in northwest India, Quaternary International
  • Roy, N.G. R. Sinha, M.R. Gibling (2012) Aggradations, incision and interfluves flooding in the Ganga Valley over the past 100,000 years: Testing the influence of monsoonal precipitation. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 356-357, 38-53
  • Sinha, R., Jain, V. and Tandon, S.K. (2012) River Systems and River Science in India: major drivers and challenges. In R. Sinha, R. Rasik (Eds) Earth Systems and Hazards, Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg, 67-90
  • Sinha, R., Jain, V., Tandon, S.K., and Chakraborty, T. (2012) Large River Systems of India. Proc Indian Nat Sci Acad 78 (3), 277-293
  • Pal, D.K., T. Bhattacharya, R. Sinha, P. Srivastava, A.S. Dasgupta, P., Chandran, S.K. Ray, A. Nimje (2012). Clay minerals record from Late Quaternary drill cores of the Ganga Plains and their implications for provenance and climate change in the Himalayan foreland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 356-357, 27-37
  • J. N. Malik, Ashutosh kumar, Sravanthi Satuluri, Bishuddakshya Puhan, Asmita Mohanty(2012).Ground-Penetrating Radar Investigations along Hajipur Fault: Himalayan Frontal Thrust - Attempt to Identify Near Subsurface Displacement, NW Himalaya, India. International Journal of Geophysics, doi: 10.1155/2012/608269
  • Paul D., Swati, 2012. Global Surface Heat Flow and its implications on mantle structure.  Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 14(4), 509-527
  • Paul D., and R. Mauldin, 2012.  Implications for Late Holocene climate from stable carbon and oxygen isotopic variability in soil and land-snail shells from archaeological site 41KM69 in Texas, USA.  Quaternary International, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2012.08.006
  • .Smith S., R Mauldin, C. M. Munoz, R. Hard, D. Paul, G. Skrzypek, P. Villanueva, and L. Kemp., 2012. Exploring the use of stable carbon isotope ratios in short-lived leporids for local paleoecological reconstruction. (Accepted: Proceedings in Archeology)


  • Gibling, M.R., Fielding, C.R. and Sinha, R. (2011)  Alluvial valleys and alluvial sequences: towards a geomorphic assessment, In: River To Rock Record: The Preservation Of Fluvial Sediments And Their Subsequent Interpretation (Eds. Staphanie K Davidson, Sophie Leleu and Colin P. North),SEPM Special Publication No. 97, 423 - 447.
  • K. Gaurav, R. Sinha, P.K. Panda.(2011) The Indus Flood of 2010 in Pakistan: a perspective analysis using remote sensing data.Natural Hazards,59, 1815 - 1826.
  • Pal,  D.K., T. Bhattacharya, R. Sinha, P. Srivastava, A.S. Dasgupta, P. Chandran, S.K. Ray, A. Nimje (2011) Clay minerals record from Late Quaternary drill cores of the Ganga Plains and their implications for provenance and climate change in the Himalayan foreland.Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.05.009)
  • Barnes, Jason, Alexander Densmore , Malay Mukul , Rajiv Sinha, Vikrant Jain, Sampat Tandon(2011) Interplay between faulting and base level in the development of Himalayan frontal fold topography. Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface)116, F03012 (doi:10.1029/2010JF001841).
  • Rahaman Waliur, Sunil K. Singh, Rajiv Sinha, S.K. Tandon (2011) Sr, C and O isotopes in carbonate nodules from the Ganga Plain: Evidence for recent abrupt rise in dissolved 87Sr/86Sr ratios of the Ganga. Chemical Geology , 285 (2011) 184 - 193.
  • Sinha R.(2011) Flood risk reduction in India: Are we learning? Geography and You, January- February, 2011, 31-34.
  • Annamaria Nador,  Rajiv Sinha, Arpad Magyari,  Sampat K. Tandon, Zsofia Medzihradszky, Edit Babinszki, Edit Thamo-Bozso, Zoltan Unger, Ashish Singh  (2011) Late Quaternary (Weichselian) alluvial history and neotectonic control on fluvial landscape development in the southern Koros plain, Hungary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology,  299,  1-14
  • Malik, J. N., Shishikura, M., Echigo, T., Ikeda, Y., Satake, K., Kayanne, Swai, Y., Murty, C. V. R., and Dikshit, O.(2011) Geologic evidence for two pre-2004 earthquakes during recent centuries near Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India. Geology, v.39(6); 559-562, GSA, USA. doi:10.1130/G31707.1.


  • Sinha, R. (2010) A river runs through it, Public Service Review: International Development: issue 17, 20-22 
  • Sinha, R., Tandon, S.K., Gibling, M.R.(2010) Shallow sub-surface stratigraphy of the Ganga basin, Himalayan Foreland: present status and future perspectives. Quaternary International, 227, 81-86
  • Srivastava, P., M. K. Rajak, R. Sinha, D.K. Pal, T. Bhattacharyya (2010) A high resolution micromorphological record of the Late Quaternary paleosols from Ganga-Yamuna Interfluve:  Stratigraphic and Paleoclimatic  implications, Quaternary International, 227, 127-142.
  • Sanyal, P. and Sinha, R.(2010) Evolution of the Indian summer monsoon: Synthesis of continental records In: Clift, P. D., Tada, R. & Zheng, H. (eds) Monsoon Evolution and Tectonics - Climate Linkage in Asia. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 342, 151 - 179.
  • Yadav, G.S., Dasgupta, A.S., Sinha, R., Lal, T., Srivastava, K.M., Singh, S.K.,(2010) Shallow sub-surface stratigraphy of interfuves inferred from vertical electric soundings in western Ganga plains, India, Quaternary International, 227, 104-115.
  • Malik, J. N., Sahoo, A. K., Shah, A., Shinde, D. P., Juyal, N., Singhvi, A. K. (2010). Paleoseismic evidence from trench investigation along Hajipur fault, Himalayan Frontal Thrust, NW Himalaya: Implications of the faulting pattern on landscape evolution and seismic hazard. Journal of Structural Geology, 32:350-361, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2010.01.005.
  • Malik, J. N., Shah, A., Sahoo, A. K., Puhan, B., Banerjee, C., Shinde, D. P., Juyal, N., Singhvi, A. K., Rath, S. K. (2010). Active fault, fault growth and segment linkage along the Janauri anticline (frontal foreland fold), NW Himalaya, India. Tectonophysics, 483: 327-343.
  • Skrzypek, G.,R Sadler, and D. Paul, Error propagation in normalization of stable isotope data: a Monte Carlo analysis. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom.  2010,24: 2697–2705.
  • Engell, Z., G. Skrzypek, D. Paul, W. Drzewicki, and D. Nývlt., Sediment lithology and stable isotope composition of organic matter in a core from a circque in the Krkonoše Mountains, Czech Republic, Journal of Paleolimnology, 43, 2010, pp.609-624.


  • Sinha, R. (2009) The Great avulsion of Kosi on 18 August 2008. Current Science, VOL. 97, NO. 3, 429-433.
  • Westaway Rob, David R. Bridgland, R. Sinha, Tuncer Demir (2009) Fluvial sequences as evidence for landscape and climatic evolution in the Late Cenozoic: a synthesis of data from IGCP 518, Global and Planetary Change (doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.02.009).
  • Waliur Rahaman, Sunil K. Singh, Sinha, R. and S.K. Tandon (2009).  Climate control on erosion distribution over the Himalaya during the  past ~100 ka. Geology, June 2009, 37(6), p. 559 - 562.
  • Sinha, R. Gibling M.R. and Y. Kettanah, , S.K. Tandon, P.S. Bhattacharjee, and A.S. Dasgupta, P. Ghazanfari (2009). Craton-derived alluvium as a major sediment source in the Himalayan Foreland Basin of India. GSA Bulletin; November/December 2009, v. 121, no. 11/12, p. 1596 - 1610. 
  • Sinha, R. and Sarkar, S. (2009) Climate-induced variability in the Late Pleistocene-Holocene fluvial and fluvio-deltaic successions in the Ganga plains, India. Geomorphology 113, p. 173 - 188.
  • Malik, J. N., Satuluri S., Kumar A., Dikshit O., Vikram B., and Rai G. K., (2009). Preliminary results on Ground Penetrating Radar survey conducted at Kausambi for identifying ancient buried structures. Presented at: Joint annual conference on Some Issues in Indian Archaeology held during 15-16 November, 2009 at University of Allahbad.


  • Singh, R.N., Petrie, C.A., French, C.A.I., Goudie, A.S. Gupta, S., Tewari, R., Singh, A.K., Sinha, R., Srivastava, R. Yadav, S., and Singh, V.K, Settlements in context: Reconnaissance in western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, Man and Environment, XXXIII (2), 2008, 71-87
  • Sinha, R., G.V. Bapalu, G.V., Singh, L.K., and Rath, B. (2008). Flood risk analysis in the Kosi river basin, north Bihar using multi-parametric approach of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). Indian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 36, p.293-307
  • Tandon, S.K., Sinha, R., Gibling, M.R., Dasgupta, A.S., Ghazanfari, Parvez (2008) Late Quaternary evolution of the Ganga Plains: myths and misconceptions, recent developments and future directions. Memoir Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 66, 259-299.
  • Sinha, R. (2008). Flood hazard: a GIS based approach. Geography and You, 8, 6-11.
  • Sinha, R. (2008) Kosi: Rising Waters, Dynamic Channels and Human Disasters. Economic and Political Review, Nov. 15, 2008, 42-46.
  • Sinha, R. (2008). Kosi Floods: Time of Retrospection. Geography and You, October, 2008, 38-39.
  • Sinha, R. (2008) Late Quaternary Shallow Sub-surface Stratigraphy of the Ganga plains. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 71(3), 446-47.
  • Gibling,  M. R.,  Sinha, R., Roy,  N. G.,  S.K. Tandon,  Jain, M. (2008). Quaternary fluvial and eolian deposits on the Belan River, India: paleoclimatic setting of Paleolithic to Neolithic archeological sites over the past 85,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27/3-4, 392-411

  • Morino, M., Malik, J. N., Gadhavi, M. S., Ansari, K., Mishra, P., Bhuiyan, C., and Kaneko, F. (2008).  Active Low-Angle Reverse Fault and Wide Quaternary Deformation Identified in Jhura Trench across Kachchh Mainland Fault, Kachchh, Gujarat, India. Journal of Active Fault Research, Japan, 29: 71-79.
  • Murty, C. V. R., and Malik, J. N. (2008). Challenges of Low-to-Moderate Seismicity in India. In special Issue: Earthquake Engineering in the low and moderate seismic regions of Southeast Asia and Australia (2008). EJSE, 64-78.
  • Malik, J. N., Nakata, T., Philip, G., Suresh, N. and Virdi, N. S. (2008). Active fault and paleoseismic investigation: evidence of historic earthquake along Chandigarh Fault in the frontal Himalayan zone, NW India. Journal of Himalayan Geology, 29(2): 109-117.
  • Morino, M., Malik, J. N., Mishra, P., Bhuiyan, C., and Kaneko, F. (2008).  Active fault traces along Bhuj Fault and Katrol Hill Fault and trenching survey at Wandhay, Kachchh, Gujarat, India. Journal of Earth System Sciences, 117(3):181188.
  • Malik, J. N., Morino, M., Mishra, P., Bhuiyan, C., and Kaneko, F. (2008). First active fault exposure identified along Kachchh Mainland Fault: Evidence from trench excavation near Lodai village, Gujarat, Western India. Journal Geological Society of India, 71:201-208.
  • Malik, J. N., Gadhavi, M. S., Ansari, K., and Dikshit, O. (2008). Paleo-earthquake evidence from archaeological site in mesoseismal zone of 1819 Allah Bund event, Great Rann of Kachchh, Gujarat, Western India. Abstract presented at ESC2008 IGCP567 Meeting, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, 7-12 September 2008. Special session on Methods to parameterize archaeoseismological events and case studies.
  • Dikshit, O., Malik, J. N., Dhande, S. G., Chatterjee, A., Rai, G. K., Mani B. K. Fonia, R. S., and Prabhakar, V. N. (2008). Abstract presented at ESC2008 IGCP567 Meeting, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, 7-12 September 2008. Special session on Methods to parameterize archaeoseismological events and case studies.
  • Malik, J. N., Shishikura, M., Echigo, T., Ikeda, Y., Satake, K., Kayanne, H., Basir, S. R., Chakrabortty, G. K. (2008). Paleoseismological evidence of subsidence and uplift from sedimentary record from area around Port Blair Andaman Islands. 5th AOGS annual meeting at Busan, South Korea, 16-20 June 2008.
  • Jezierski A., G. Skrzypek, P. Jezierski, D. Paul, M.O. Jedrysek.,  Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and stable isotope records of paleoenvironmental conditions during peat formation, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 69, 2008, pp.1311-1316.
  • Menezes, L. A., D. Paul, W.P. Silveira, L. R. Bastos Leal, S.C.P. Cruz, and J.P. Santos., Geochemistry and origin of the tholeiitic mafic metavolcanic rocks from the Riacho de Santana Greenstone belt, Bahia, Brazil, Revista Brasileira de Geociências, , 2008, 38(3): 476-487.
  • Skrzypek, G., D. Paul, and B Wojtun., Stable isotope composition of plants and peat from Arctic mire and geothermal area in Iceland, Polish Polar Research Journal, 29 (4), 2008, pp.365-376.