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M.V. Sunil Krishna
Associate Professor
mv.sunilkrishna[at]ph.iitr.ac.in
+91-1332-285335
https://asp.iitr.ac.in
Research Interests

Biosketch
Educational Details
Professional Background

Research
Projects
Publications
Patents
Books
Collaborations

Honours and Awards
Honors
Memberships

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Students
Supervisions
Associate Scholars

Miscellaneous
Events
Visits
Administrative Positions
Miscellaneous
Research Interests
Space Physics, Optical Aeronomy, Physics of Aurora and Airglow, Ionospheric Physics, Space Weather, High energetic particle precipitation, Effects of extreme space weather, Mesospheric Sodium, Modeling of metal layer chemistry & airglow, Ozone variability, Mesospheric dynamics and chemistry, Atmospheric Waves, AI/ML based predictive modeling of thermosphere ionosphere system
BioSketch
Educational Details
Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur
2000
B.Sc., Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
2002
M.Sc., Physics
University of Hyderabad
2004
M.Phil., Theoretical High Energy Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2010
Ph.D., Physics
Professional Background
Post Doctoral Fellow
01 Aug 2010 - 30 Jan 2011
Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad
Assistant Professor
09 Feb 2011 - 16 Dec 2019
Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee
Associate Professor
17 Dec 2019 - Present
Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Thermospheric radiative emissions 01 Jan 2018 Space Physics 36 lacs DST-SERB
Airglow Imaging 01 Jan 2017 Atmospheric and Space Physics 75 lacs DST-SERB Dr. Sumanta Sarkhel




Publications
Variability of Ionosphere Over Indian Longitudes to a Variety of Space Weather Events During December 2006
2023
Alok Kumar Ranjan, M V Sunil Krishna*, C Amory-Mazaudier, Rolland Fluery, S Sripathi, Geeta Vichare | American Geophysical Union, Wiley-Blackwell
Journal: Space Weather Pages: 3595 , Volumes: 21 ,
NO Radiative Cooling and Ionospheric Response to the HILDCAA events following geomagnetic storms
2023
Alok Kumar Ranjan, M V Sunil Krishna*, Akash Kumar, S Sarkhel, Dibyendu Chakrabarty, Geoffrey D. Reeves | American Geophysical Union, Wiley-Blackwell
Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research : Space Physics
Aspects related to variability of radiative cooling by NO in lower thermosphere, TEC and O/N2 correlation, and diffusion of NO into mesosphere during the Halloween storms
2023
Alok Ranjan, M V Sunil Krishna*, Akash Kumar, Sumanta Sarkhel, Gaurav Bharti, Stefan Bender, Miriam Sinnhuber | Elsevier
Journal: Advances in Space Research Pages: 29-45 , Volumes: 71 ,
A case study on the interaction between MSTID’s fronts, their dissipation and a curious case of MSTID’s rotation over geomagnetic low-mid latitude transition region
2022
R Rathi, V Yadav, S Mondal, S Sarkhel, MV Sunil Krishna, AK Upadhayaya, S Kannaujiya, P Chauhan | AGU Publicatations
Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics Pages: 29872 , Volumes: 127 ,
Signature of a mesospheric bore in 557.7 nm airglow emission using all-sky imager at Hanle
2022
A Guharay, S Mondal, S Sarkhel, M Sivakandan, MV Sunil Krishna | Elsevier
Journal: Advances in Space Research Pages: 2020-2030 , Volumes: 69 ,
Evidence for the in-situ generation of plasma depletion structures over the transition region of geomagnetic low-mid latitude
2021
M Sivakandan, S Mondal, S Sarkhel, D Chakrabarty, MV Sunil Krishna, AK Upadhayaya, A Shinbori, T Sori, S Kannaujiya, PK Champat Ray | AGU Publications
Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research : Space Physics Pages: 28837 , Volumes: 126 ,
A case study of a thermally ducted undular mesospheric bore accompanied by ripples over the western Himalayan region
2021
S Mondal, M Sivakandan, S Sarkhel, MV Sunil Krishna, Martin G Mlynczak, James Russell-III, G Bharti | Elsevier
Journal: Advances in Space Research Pages: 1425-1440 , Volumes: 68 ,
Interaction between nighttime MSTID and mid-latitude field-aligned plasma depletion structure over the transition region of geomagnetic low-mid latitude: First results from Hanle India
2021
V Yadav, R Rathi, G Gaur, S Sarkhel, MV Sunil Krishna, P Pavan Chaitanya, AK Patra, R K Choudhary, TK Pant, AK Upadhayaya | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics Pages: 105589 , Volumes: 217 ,
Evidence for simultaneous occurrence of periodic and single dark band MSTIDs over geomagnetic low-mid latitude transition region
2021
R Rathi, V Yadav, S Mondal, S Sarkhel, MV Sunil Krishna, AK Upadhayaya | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics Pages: 105588 , Volumes: 215 ,
A unique case of complex interaction between MSTIDs and mid-latitude field aligned plasma depletions over geomagnetic low-mid latitude transition region
2021
V Yadav, R Rathi, S Sarkhel, D Chakrabarty, MV Sunil Krishna, AK Upadhayaya | AGU Publications
Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research : Space Physics Pages: 28620 , Volumes: 126 ,
Mid-latitude Spread-F structures over the geomagnetic low-mid latitude transition region: An observational evidence
2020
M. Sivakandan, S. Mondal, S. Sarkhel, D. Chakrabarty, M.V. Sunil Krishna, P. Pavan Chaitanya, A.K. Patra, R. K. Choudhary, T.K. Pant, A. K. Upadhayaya | AGU Publications
Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research : Space Physics Pages: 27531 , Volumes: 124 ,
Radiative cooling due to NO at 5.3 μm emission as observed by TIMED/SABER over Asian sector
2019
Gaurav Bharti, MV Sunil Krishna, V Singh | Elsevier
Journal: Advances in Space Research Pages: 1989-2001 , Volumes: 64 ,
Allsky airglow imaging observations from Hanle, Leh Ladakh, India
2019
Mondal, S, A Srivastava, V Yadav, S Sarkhel, MV Sunil Krishna, YK Rao, V Singh | Elsevier
Journal: Advances in Space Research Pages: 192601939 , Volumes: 64 ,
Storm-time variation of radiative cooling by Nitric Oxide as observed by TIMED-SABER and GUVI
2018
Gaurav Bharti, MV Sunil Krishna†, T Bag, Puneet Jain | AGU Publications
Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research : Space Physics Pages: 1500-1514 , Volumes: 123 ,
Effect of geomagnetic storm conditions on the equatorial ionization anomaly and equatorial temperature anomaly
2018
Gaurav Bharti, T Bag, MV Sunil Krishna | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics Pages: 8-20 , Volumes: 168 ,
Study of atomic oxygen greenline dayglow emission in thermosphere during geomagnetic storm conditions
2017
T. Bag, V Singh, and MV Sunil Krishna | Elsevier
Journal: Advances in Space Research Pages: 302-310 , Volumes: 59 ,
Modeling of Na airglow emission and first results on the nocturnal variation at a mid-latitude
2015
T Bag, MV Sunil Krishna | AGU Publications
Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research : Space Physics Pages: 10945-10958 , Volumes: 120 ,
Effect of severe geomagnetic storm conditions on atomic oxygen greenline dayglow emission in mesosphere
2014
T Bag, MV Sunil Krishna, Shilpa Gahlot, V Singh | Elsevier
Journal: Advances in Space Research Pages: 1255-1264 , Volumes: 53 ,
An analytical approach to estimate the atomic oxygen density from greenline dayglow emission in thermosphere at 250 km
2013
Thirupathaiah, P, V Singh, MV Sunil Krishna | CSIR-NIScPR
Journal: Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics Pages: 219-228 , Volumes: 42 ,
Effect of solar activity on peak emission rate of 557.7 nm dayglow emission under equinox conditions
2012
Thirupathiah P, MV Sunil Krishna, and V Singh | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics Pages: 209-218 , Volumes: 77 ,
Heating of ambient electrons in thermosphere under varying solar activity conditions
2011
MV Sunil Krishna, Sandeep Kaur, V Singh | CSIR-NIScPR
Journal: Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics Pages: 130-136 , Volumes: 40 ,
Solar influence on redline dayglow emission under equinox conditions
2011
MV Sunil Krishna, V Singh | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics Pages: 499-506 , Volumes: 73 ,
Morphology of 8446 A dayglow emission
2010
MV Sunil Krishna, V Singh | Elsevier
Journal: Advances in Space Research Pages: 81-88 , Volumes: 46 ,
Modeling of redline dayglow emissions
2010
V Singh, AK Upadhayaya, and MV Sunil Krishna | Hungarian Meteorological Service
Journal: Időjárás - Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service Pages: 81-88 , Volumes: 46 ,
Effect of solar activity on the morphology of 7320 A dayglow emission
2009
MV Sunil Krishna, V Singh | European Geosciences Union
Journal: Annales Geophysicae Pages: 4089-4096 , Volumes: 27 ,
Effect of temperature dependent rate coefficient of reaction N(A3+O) on proton heating efficiency in auroral region
2009
V Singh and MV Sunil Krishna | CSIR-NIScPR
Journal: Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics Pages: 71-73 , Volumes: 39 ,
Testing of solar2000 EUV flux model between 900-1350 A using greenline dayglow emission
2009
MV Sunil Krishna, V Singh | CSIR-NIScPR
Journal: Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics Pages: 37-41 , Volumes: 38 ,
Honors And Awards
Honors
American Geophysical Union, USA
2011
Lloyd V. Berkner Travel Fellowship
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
2020
Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant
MemberShips
Committee on Space Research
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Associate
European Geophysical Union
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Member
Indian Physics Association
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Life Member
American Geophysical Union
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Member
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Plasma physics and aplications ( PH-317 )
Autumn
Advanced Atmospheric Physics ( PH-603 )
Spring
Computational Physics ( PHN-511 )
Autumn
Solar Terrestrial Physics ( PH-622 )
Spring
Physics of Earth's Atmosphere ( PH-512 )
Spring
Physics - II ( PH-201 )
Autumn
Physics of Earth's Atmosphere ( PH-512 )
Spring
Weather Forecasting ( PH-629 )
Autumn
Computational Techniques and Programming ( PHN-707 )
Autumn
Physics - I ( PH-101 )
Spring
Physics - II ( PH-201 )
Spring
Students
SuperVisions
Study of sodium and atomic oxygen airglow emissions
01 Jul 2011 - 01 Jun 2016
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Tikemani Bag
Space weather effects on thermosphere and ionosphere
01 Jul 2013 - 01 Nov 2018
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Gaurav Bharti
Atmospheric and Space Physics
01 Jun 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Alok Kumar Ranjan
Atmospheric & Space Physics
01 Jul 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Dayakrishna Nailwal
Atmospheric and Space Physics
01 Dec 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Akash Kumar
Miscellaneous
Events
44th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
16 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
26th IUGG General Assembly
01 Jan 2015 - Present
IUGG
2017 JpGU-AGU Joint Assembly
01 Jan 2017 - Present
JpGU-AGU
14th Solar Terrestrial Physics Symposium
01 Jan 2018 - Present
SCOSTEP
42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Committee on Space Research
20th National Space Science Symposium
31 Aug 2020 - Present
ISRO
17 th National Space Science Symposium
01 Jan 2012 - Present
ISRO
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
01 Jan 2013 - Present
AGU
39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
01 Jan 2012 - Present
ISRO, ESA
18th National Space Science Symposium
01 Jan 2014 - Present
ISRO
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
01 Jan 2011 - Present
AGU
SCOSTEP's STP-12 Scientific Meeting
01 Jan 2010 - Present
DFG, DLR
COSPAR Scientific Assembly
01 Jan 2010 - Present
European Space Agency
16 th National Space Science Symposium
01 Jan 2010 - Present
ISRO
COSPAR Capacity building workshop on Lunar and Planetary surface Science
01 Jan 2009 - Present
COSPAR
Radio and Environment Sciences: National Seminar,
01 Jan 2009 - Present
NPL
DST SERC School on Atmospheric and Space Sciences
01 Jan 2008 - Present
DST
Workshop on Modeling of Planetary Atmospheres
01 Jan 2006 - Present
PRL
14 th National Space Science Symposium
01 Jan 2006 - Present
ISRO
Administrative Positions
Associate Dean of Student's Welfare (Student Activities)
03 Jan 2023 - Present
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Convener
01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2016
Reports & Website Committee
Member
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2016
Departmental Administrative Committee
O.C.
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2016
Atmospheric Physics Laboratory
Coordinator, M.Sc. Physics
01 Jan 2015 - 01 Jan 2018
Department of Physics
Member
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2016
Departmental Research Committee
Member
01 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2020
Advisory Committee, Institute Computer Center
Faculty Advisor
01 Jan 2018 - 01 Jan 2018
COGNIZANCE-2018
Member
01 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2021
DAPC
Professor In-charge Timetable
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jul 2022
Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee
Chief Warden
01 Jul 2020 - 03 Jul 2021
Rajendra Bhawan, IIT Roorkee
Deputy O.C.
01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2014
Computer Lab, Department of Physics
Warden
30 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2020
Rajendra Bhawan
Faculty Advisor
01 Jan 2011 - 01 Jan 2012
Physics Association
Deputy O.C
01 Jan 2011 - 01 Jan 2014
Atmospheric Physics Laboratory
Faculty Advisor
01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2013
COGNIZANCE - 2013
Chief Warden
16 Oct 2020 - 03 Jul 2021
Ganga Bhawan, IIT Roorkee