• Field Work

    Both Earth and Environmental Sciences are field Sciences. Even though much work is done in the laboratory and all data are analyzed in the office, initial samples and information must be initially obtained from the context in which they occur in nature. This necessitates field work. Earth and environmental scientiecs use a number of field methods to decipher Earth history and understand the processes that occur on and beneath the Earth’s surface. In typical investigations, scientists use primary field data related to recource studies, petrology, stratigraphy, structural geology, modern soils, rivers, landscapes, and various geophysical methods to investigate the subsurface.

    Bhopal city is well situated for field studies in atmospheric sciences, geology, ground/surface water science and soil science. The department intends to develop beneficial relationships with governmental organizations, industries, and nearby educational institutes to build robust approaches to solve environmental problems of various intensities spanning across different geographical scales. In addition, the central Indian location of Bhopal makes field exercises to most locations within India (e.g. Deccan Traps to the west and south, Himalayas to the north and north-east) equally accessible.

    Below are some photos from field trips conducted by the faculty of our department.

    Field work conducted for first year students by Dr. Ghatak and Dr. Nasipuri (Opposite Bhopal Jail, 2013)

  • Field work in and around Beraghat, Jabalpur for BS-MS minors (Dr. Ghatak and Dr. Nasipuri, 2014)