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Dr. K.Ch.V Naga Kumar

Scientist B, Geomatics Division

Office No 0495-2351890
Mobile 9491691536
Email chinni@cwrdm.org

Educational Profile

  • Ph.D (2014): Department of Geo-Engineering, College of Engineering (A), Andhra University. Visakhapatnam, India
  • Thesis: “Paleogeography, Chronostratigraphy and Holocene Evolution of the Wave-Influenced Godavari Delta,   India Inferred from Remote Sensing, Sediment Analysis and AMS 14C dating”
  • M.Tech. (2009): Remote Sensing and GIS, Andhra University and Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pasific (CSSTE-AP), Visakhapatnam, India
  • M.Sc. (2006): Geography; College of Science and Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India

Career Details

  • 2015- Present Scientist B, CWRDM

Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Executive Vice President (EVP), Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) for valuable contribution that enabled KSCSTE to receive “Best Stall” award as part of the India International Science Festival - 2016.

  • "Prof.K.Nageswara Rao Endowment Young Achiever Award-2016" by Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG).
  • Recipient of International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Travel grant under Young Researcher category for attending INQUA Congress held at Nagoya, Japan during 26 July - 2 August, 2015.
  • Best paper presentation award in Geo Summit-2011, Annual convention of Geo-Spatial technologies and applications held atSathyabama University, Chennai.
  • Received “Prof. R.VaidyanathanSashtiapthapoorthi Prize” during 76th Convocation of Andhra University for getting First Rank in M.Sc. Geography (2004-2006).


Memberships

  • Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing
  • Member, Indian Society of Geomatics

Research Interests

  • Coastal Morphodynamics
  • Holocene Delta Evolution

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

Publications

Journal Papers
    • Cui M, Wang Z, NageswaraRao K, Sangode SJ, Saito Y, Chen T, Kulkarni YR, NagakumarKChV, Demudu G (2017) A mid- to late-Holocene record of vegetation decline and erosion triggered by monsoon weakening and human adaptations in the south-east Indian Peninsula. The Holocene, In Press, pp. 1-12.
    • Ratheesh R, Ritesh A, Remya PG, NagakumarKChV, Demudu G, Rajawat AS, Nair B, NageswaraRao K (2017) Modelling coastal erosion: A case study of Yarada beach near Visakhapatnam, east coast of India. Ocean & Coastal Management, In Press, pp. 1-10.
    • Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, HemaMalini B, NageswaraRao K and Kubo S (2016) Geospatial Analysis of the Changing Environment of Kolleru Lake, the Largest Freshwater Wetland in India. Wetlands. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-016-0787-y.
    • Basavaiah N, Mahesh Babu JLV, Gawali PB, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Prizomwala SP, Hanamgond PT, Nageswara Rao K (2015). Late Quaternary environmental and sea level changes from Kolleru Lake, SE India: Inferences from mineral magnetic, geochemical and textural analyses. Quaternary International 371, 197-208.
    • Naga Kumar KChV, HemaMalini B, NageswaraRao K, Demudu G, Aggrawal R, Ramachandran R and Rajawat AS (2015) Occurrence of Storms and Storm Surges along East Coast of India. The Deccan Geographer, Vol. 53(2), pp. 12-24.
    • NageswaraRao K, Saito Y, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Rajawat AS, Kubo S and Li Z (2015) Palaeogeography and evolution of the Godavari delta, east coast of India during the Holocene: An example of wave-dominated and fan-delta settings. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. Vol.440, pp. 213-233.
    • Bhattacharyya A, NageswaraRao K, Misra S, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, HemaMalini B (2013) Palynological indicators of mangrove habitat in the Kolleru Lake region during the early to Middle Holocene. Current Science,Vol.104 (1), pp. 121-125.
    • NageswaraRao K, Subraelu P, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, HemaMalini B, Rajawat AS and Ajai(2013) Geomorphological implications of the basement structure in the Krishna-Godavari deltas, India.Z.F. Geomorphologie,Vol.57(1), pp. 25-44.
    • NageswaraRao K, Saito Y, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Basavaiah N, Rajawat AS Tokanai F, Kato K and Nakashima R (2012) Holocene environmental changes of the Godavari Delta, east coast of India, inferred from sediment core analyses and AMS 14C dating.Geomorphology,Vol.175-176, pp.163-175.
    • NageswaraRao K,Subraelu P, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, HemaMalini B, Ratheesh R, Rajawat AS and Ajai(2011) Climate change and sea level rise: impact on agriculture along Andhra Pradesh coast – a geomatics analysis.Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing,Vol.39(3), pp. 415-422.
    • NageswaraRao K, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Subraelu P, Visweswara Reddy B and HemaMalini B (2010) Kolleru Lake revisited: post Operation Kolleru Scenario. Current Science,Vol.98 (10), pp. 1289-1291.
    • NageswaraRao K, Subraelu P, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, HemaMalini B, Rajawat AS and Ajai(2010) Impacts of sediment retention by dams on delta shoreline recession: evidences from the Krishna and Godavari deltas, India. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol.35,pp.817-827.
    • NageswaraRao K,Demudu G, Naga Kumar KChV, Subraelu P, Visweswara Reddy B and Sarma NS (2009) Tidal backwater bodies along north coastal Andhra Pradesh: present status and possible sites for cage culture of fish. Eastern Geographer,Vol.15, pp. 15-22.
Conference Proceedings
    • Demudu G, NagaKumar KChV, HemaMalini B,NageswaraRao K (2016) Evolution and Environmental degradation of the Kolleru Lake, East Coast of India. International Conference on Geospatial Technologies and Wetland Management, Visakhapatnam, India
    • HemaMalini B, Kubo S, NagaKumar KChV, Demudu G, Naoko N, NageswaraRao K (2015) Quaternary Evolution and Anthropogenic degradation of the Kolleru Lake, A Coastal Wetland along the East Coast of India. INQUA Congress, Nagoya, Japan.
    • NagaKumar KChV, Saito Y, Kubo S, NageswaraRao K, Demudu G and Rajawat AS (2015) Holocene Evolution of the Krishna delta, India inferred from sediment facies and AMS 14C ages.INQUA Congress, Nagoya, Japan.
    • NageswaraRao K, Saito Y, Kubo S, NagaKumar KChV, Demudu G and Rajawat AS (2015) Variations in the Holocene sediment accumulation rates and growth pattern of the Krishna and Godavari deltas, India. INQUA Congress, Nagoya, Japan.
    • NageswaraRao K, NagaKumar KChV, Demudu G, HemaMaliniB, Rajendra Prasad P, Murali Mohan KR (2014) Origin and Evolution of the Kolleru Lake, East Coast of Inida – a geospatial and sediment facies analysis. Workshop on Application of Spatial Technologies in the Restoration of Wetland Ecosystems, Visakhapatnam, India.
    • Demudu G, Naga KumarKChV, NageswaraRao K and HemaMalini B (2013) Remote Sensing for monitoring anthropogenic degradation of the Kolleru Lake, a coastal wetland along the east coast of India.ISG-ISRS National Symposium-2013, Visakhapatnam, India.
    • Demudu G, Naga KumarKChV, NageswaraRao K and HemaMaliniB (2013) Remote sensing–based landform mapping and interpretation of the original extent and evolution of the Kolleru Lake, a coastal wetland along the east coast of India. ISG-ISRS National Symposium-2013, Visakhapatnam, India.
    • Krishna Raju C, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, NageswaraRao K and Rajawat AS (2013) Remote Sensing and GIS for monitoring the changes in the mangrove environment along the Godavari delta fringe coast.ISG-ISRS National Symposium-2013, Visakhapatnam, India.
    • Naga KumarKChV, NageswaraRao K, JagadeeswaraRao P and Rajawat AS (2013)Advantages of SRTM data over optical remote sensing for delineation of beach ridges along coastal zones – a case study of the Godavari Delta. ISG-ISRS National Symposium-2013, Visakhapatnam, India.
    • Saito Y, NageswaraRao K, NagaKumar KChV, Demudu G, Rajawat A, Kubo S, Li Z (2013) Holocene Evolution of a Wave-dominated fan-delta: Godavari delta, India.AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, USA.
    • Bhattacharyya A, NageswaraRao K, Sharma S, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Nautiyal CM and HemaMalini B (2011) Palynological Indicators of Lagoonal Environment in the Kolleru Lake during Early to Mid Holocene.Geo Summit-2011 annual convention of Geo-spatial technologies and applications,Sathyabama University, Chennai, India.
    • NageswaraRao K,Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G and HemaMalini B (2011) Origin and evolution of the Kolleru Lake, east coast of India. Geo Summit-2011 annual convention of Geo-spatial technologies and applications,Sathyabama University, Chennai, India.
    • NagakumarKChV, Demudu, Visweswara Reddy B, Subraelu P, NageswaraRao K, Rajawat AS and Ajai(2010) Remote sensing and GIS applications in monitoring the mangrove degradation and restoration: a case study of the Krishna delta region. National conference on climate change:Coastal Ecosystem with Special Session on Planetary Geomatics,Space Applications centre, Ahmedabad, India.
    • Subraelu P, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu, NageswaraRao K, Rajawat AS and Ajai(2010) Coastal bathymetry and tsunami impact: A remote sensing and GIS study along Andhra Pradesh coast. National conference on climate change:Coastal Ecosystem with Special Session on Planetary Geomatics,Space Applications centre, Ahmedabad, India.
    • NageswaraRao K,Subraelu P, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, HemaMalini B, Ratheesh R, Bhattacharya S, Rajawat AS and Ajai(2009) Geomatics analysis of the impact of predicted sea-level rise on the agriculture along the coastal zone of Andhra Pradesh. International Workshop on Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture, Space Applications centre, Ahmedabad, India.
    • NagaKumar KChV and NageswaraRao K (2007)Cartography and Crime Mapping. INCA International Congress, Visakhapatnam, India.
    • HemaMalini B, Naga Kumar KChV(2006) Warming trend in Visakhapatnam city-a fall out of Industrialization. National Seminar on Climate Change: Challenges to Indian Cities, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.