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Dr. D. S. Suresh Babu

Scientist F, Coastal Processes (CoP) & Head, Projects, Training & Documentation(PT&D)

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In peer reviewed journals (In Chronological order):

  1. Nair, N.J.K., Suresh Babu, D.S., and Reghunathan Pillai, K. (1987). An assessment of the merits of Remote Sensing techniques for environmental mapping: A case study from Kerala. Photonirvachak, Jour. Ind. Soc. Remote Sensing, Vol.15, No.1, p.1-7.
  2. Arristov, V.V., Suresh Babu, D.S., and Kashieev, L.P. (1991). Petrogenic and Oregenic placers. Geology and Prospecting, Jour. Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute, Vol.11, p.75-83, (Russian).
  3. Suresh Babu, D.S., and Thrivikramaji, K.P. (1993). A palaeogeographic interpretation of Kerala beach placers, south west coast of India. Ind. Jour. Mar. Sci., Vol.22, p.203-208.
  4. Suresh Babu, D.S., Thomas, K.A., Mohan Das, P.N., and Damodaran, A.D. (1994). Alteration of ilmenite in the Manvalakurichi deposit, India. Clays and Clay Minerals, Vol.42, No.5, p.567-571.
  5. Padmalal, D., Santhosh, S., and Suresh Babu, D.S. (1995). Trace metal contents of Iron sulphide minerals from the Tertiary carbonaceous clays of Kerala. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, Vol.46, p.263-268.
  6. Ajith Nair, G., Damodaran, K.T., and Suresh Babu, D.S. (1995). Mineralo-chemical analysis of ilmenites from the River Valliyar and the Manavalakurichi beach, Tamil Nadu. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, Vol.46, p.655-661.
  7. Suresh Babu, D.S., Das, D., Sudarshan, M., Reddy, V.R., Chinthalapudi, S.N., and Majumdar, C.K. (1996).57Fe Mossbauer studies on natural ilmenites. Ind. Jour. Pure & Appl. Phy., Vol.34, p.474-479.
  8. Ramakrishnan, C., Mani, R., and Suresh Babu, D.S. (1997). Ilmenite from the Chavara deposit, India: a critical evaluation. Mineralogical Magazine, Vol.61, p.233-242.
  9. Nanda Kumar, V., and Suresh Babu, D.S. (1997). Surface features on Garnet from different sources: Observations from south Kerala, India. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, Vol.50, p.95-101.
  10. Suresh Babu, D.S., and Mohan Das, P.N. (1999). Mineralo-chemical assessment of ilmenites from three Indian placers. Trans IIM, Vol.52, No.2-3, p.73-79.
  11. Suresh Babu, D.S., Jayaprasad, B.K., and Rajeev, V.S. (1999). A Terrain Evaluation study using GIS from Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, South Kerala. Photonirvachak, Jour. Ind. Soc. Remote Sensing, Vol.27, No.4, p.253-267.
  12. Suresh Babu, D.S., Nanda Kumar, V., Jayaprasad, B.K., and Pramod S.V. (2000). Siltation analysis in the Neyyar reservoir and forest degradation in its catchment: A study from Kerala state, India. Environmental Geology, Vol.39 (3-4), p.390-397.
  13. Suresh Babu, D.S., Hindi, E.C., da Rosa Filho, E.F., Bittencourt, A.V.L. (2002). Characteristics of ValadaresIsland aquifer, Paranaguácoastal plain, Brazil. Environmental Geology, Vol. 41: p.954-959.
  14. Sabu Joseph, Thrivikramaji, K.P., and Suresh Babu, D.S. (2002). State of alteration of ilmenite in Teris of southern Tamil Nadu. Jour. Geol.Soc.India, Vol.60, p.537-546.
  15. Biju Joseph, Ajith Nair, G., Jacob Mathew and Suresh Babu, D.S. (2002). Identification of weathered phases in ilmenite mineral using Mösbauer technique. Jour.Appl.Geochem., Vol.4, No.2B, p.470-474.
  16. Ajith Nair, G., Suresh Babu, D.S., and Damodaran, K.T. (2002). Chavara Placers- A contribution of Quaternary processes in Kerala. Mem. Geol.Soc.Ind., No.49, p.65-77.
  17. Ajith Nair, G., Suresh Babu, D.S., Vivekanandan, K.L., and Silvio Vlach, R.F. (2006). Differential alteration of Ilmenite in a tropical beach placer, southern India. Microscopic and electron probe evidences. Resource Geology, Vol.56, No.1, p.77-83.
  18. Babu, N., Suresh Babu, D.S., and Mohan Das, P.N. (2007). Impact of tsunami on texture and mineralogy of a major placer deposit in southwest coast of India. Environmental Geology, 52, p.71-80.
  19. Suresh Babu, D.S., Padmalal, D., and Arun, P.R. (2007). Watershed analysis of two forest catchments from Western Ghats, south India and its significance for mitigation of reservoir siltation. Jour.Geol.Soc.India, Vol.69, N0.5, p.1077-1087.
  20. Asa Rani, L., and Suresh Babu, D.S. (2008). A statistical evaluation of groundwater chemistry fromwest coast of Tamil Nadu, India. Ind. Jour.Mar. Sci., 37, p.186-192.
  21. Suresh Babu, D.S., Atul Kumar Sahai, Mauricio Almeida Noenberg and Eduardo Marone. (2008). Hydraulic response of a tidally forced coastal aquifer in Pontal do Sul, Parana, Brazil. Hydrogeology Journal. 16, p.1427-1439.
  22. Ajith Nair, G., Suresh Babu, D.S., Damodaran, K.T., Shankar, R., and Prabhu, C.N. (2009). Weathering profiles of ilmenite from Chavara deposit and a comparison with Manavalakurichi placer ilmenite, southwest coast of India. Jour. Asian Earth Sci. 34, p.115-122.
  23. Suresh Babu, D.S., Anish, M., Vivekanandan, K.L., Ramanujam, N., Nathakiri Murugan, K., and Antony Ravindran, A. (2009). An account of Submarine Groundwater Discharge from the SW Indian coastal zone. Jour. Coastal Research, 25, 1, p.91-104. 
  24. Noble Jacob, Suresh Babu, D.S., and Shivanna, K. (2009). Radon as an indicator of submarine groundwater discharge in coastal regions. Current Science, 97, 9.
  25. Suresh Babu D.S., Siva Sivalingam and Terry Machado (2012). Need for adaptation strategy against global sea level rise:an example from Saudi coast of Arabian gulf. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change (Springer), 17, 7, 821-836
  26. Babu Nallusamy, Sinirani Babu and D. S. Suresh Babu. Heavy Mineral Distribution and Characterisation of Ilmenite of Kayamkulam - Thottappally Barrier Island, Southwest Coast of India. Jour.Geol.Soc.India, Vol.81, 129-140, January 2013
  27. Linto Alappat, Manfred Frechen, S. Sree Kumar, D.S. Suresh Babu, Rajan Ravur and Sumiko Tsukamoto (2015). Evidence of Late Holocene shoreline progradation in the coast of Kerala, South India obtained from OSL dating of palaeo-beach ridges. Geomorphology 245, 73–86.
  28. Suresh Babu DS and Mintu Elezebath George (2016). Submarine Groundwater Discharge in SW coast of India and its implications, 35th International geological Congress, 27 August - 04 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  29. Tiwari, VM, Padmalal D and Suresh Babu DS (2016). Institutional Report on National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India Proc Indian Natn Sci Acad. 82, No. 3 July Spl Issue 2016 pp. 1039-1048.
  30. Parvathy K. Nair and Suresh Babu DS (2016) Spatial Shrinkage of Vembanad Lake, South West India during 1973 -2015 using NDWI and MNDWI International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2016, 319-7064.
  31. Suresh Babu DS and Mintu Elezebath George (2016). Submarine Groundwater Discharge in SW coast of India and its implications, 35th International geological Congress, 27 August - 04 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.

In Proceedings of Conferences/Seminars:

  1. Suresh Babu D S and Slukin A D. (1990). SEM and spectral analyses of garnet grains from South Kerala. VII Convention of Indian Geol. Congress and National Seminar, January, Bangalore, India.
  2. Suresh Babu D S, Mohan Das P N and Damodaran A D.  (1993).Ilmenites and ilmenites – A varietal study from southwest coast India.pp. 537-540 Proc. 7th International symposium on Water-Rock interaction, WRI-7,Park City, Utah, USA, 13-18 July 1992,Eds. Kharaka & Maest, AA Balkema, Rotterdam.
  3. Das D, Sudershan M, Ghosh V, Krishna J, Chintalapudi S N, Suresh Babu D S, Damodaran A D and Majumdar C K. (1993).Mossbauer spectroscopic investigation of Indian ilmenites.Proc.DAESolidState Physics Symposium, Vol.36c, 498, Bombay.
  4. Suresh Babu D S, Mohan Das P N and Damodaran A D. (1994).Chemical and Mineralogical studies of ilmenites and their implications on industrial utilization. Proc. Sixth Kerala Science Congress, 07-10 January, Trivandrum.
  5. Suresh Babu D S. (1995). Zircon and ilmenite: A fission radiographic study.Proc. 7th Kerala Science Congress, January, Palakkad, pp. 266-269.
  6. Suresh Babu D S, Nandakumar V and Padmalal D. (2000).Analysis of land, soil and water in the Neyyar catchment zone. Proc. Kerala Science Congress, 27-29 January, Kumily, pp.57-62  
  7. Suresh Babu D S and Sukumar B. (2003).Digital Image Processing using SPRING software for determining coastal groundwater dynamics.InProceed. ISRS Symposium, Trivandrum.
  8. Suresh Babu D S and Vivekanandan K L. (2005).An Information System for ManavalakurichiBeach Placer Deposit, India. InProceed. International Conference on “Mineral Deposits of Continental Shelves” (IGCP-464 project),30 May- O5 June, St.Petersberg, Russia
  9. Suresh Babu D S and Anish M. (2006).An account on Submarine Groundwater Discharge of SW Indian coastal zone.InProc. Kerala Science Congress, 29-31 January, Trivandrum
  10. Suresh Babu D S and Asa Rani L. (2007). A Statistical evaluation of groundwater chemistry from the west coast of Tamil Nadu, India. In Proc. International Conference on Coastal Zone Environment and Sustainable Development – Vulnerability, Adaptation and Beyond, JawaharlalNehruUniversity (JNU), 12-14 February, New Delhi, India

In Books:

  1. Suresh Babu D S. (1992).Localisation conditions and some characteristics of coastal placers, Kerala, India.Pp. 243 InMineralogy and Geochemistry of Placers, edited by N G Patyk-Kara, Nauka, Moscow, (Russian)
  2. Suresh Babu D S, Ajith Nair G and Damodaran K T. (2000). A geochemical evaluation on the heterogeneity of ilmenite sands from South Kerala.pp. 216-223 InA Hand Book of Placer Mineral Deposits, edited by G V Rajamanickam
  3. Suresh Babu D S, Muraleedharan Nair M N and Ramanujam N. (2004).Submarine Groundwater Discharge of Andrott island, Lakshadweep and coastal zone of SW India. pp. 451-461 In Mathematical Modelling of Groundwater Flow and Mass Transport Through Theory and Hand on Training,edited by A L Ramanathan, M Thangarajan and D R Ram. Prasanth Publishing Co., New Delhi.
  4. Suresh Babu D S. (2005).Management of coastal aquifers.pp. 457-470 InGroundwater Flow and Mass Transport Modelling for Assessment and Management of Aquifers, edited by K Palanisami, M Thangarajan and A K Sinha., Water Technology Center, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
  5. Ajayakumar Varma R, Abdul Samad, Anilan R, Suresh Babu D S, Sudharmai D, Thomas P & Bindhu M S.  (2007). Land Environment, State of Environment Report, Kerala, India.  Thiruvananthapuram: KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala, Vol.1

Books(Edited)/Field Guide:

  1. Suresh Babu D S, Thangarajan M, Sinha A K. (Eds), 2005.Numerical Simulation of Groundwater flow and Mass transport for effective management of aquifers.pp.534, Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.
  2. Suresh Babu DS (Ed), 2007. Field Trip Guide. International Workshop (IGCP-514) on Fluvial and Marine Processes of Cenozoic and Formation of Placers. CESS, November 1-10, 2007.

Technical Reports:

  1. Nair N J K, Reghunathan Pillai K, Nalina Kumar S and Suresh Babu D S. (1988). Environmental Geomorphic Atlas of Kerala Coastal Zone.Project Report, Trivandrum: CESS, March, pp.157.
  2. Suresh Babu D S, Nanda Kumar V,  John Paul, Padmalal D,  Jayaprasad B K and Thampi P K. (1998).Analysis of Land, Soil and Water in the Neyyar Catchment Zone: A case study. Project Report, Trivandrum: CESS,  January, pp.130.
  3. Suresh Babu D S and Ajith Nair G. (2000). Magnetism, Chemistry and Weathering of ilmenite: a study from South Kerala. Project Report, Trivandrum: CESS, August, pp.82.
  4. Suresh Babu D S, Bijumon M T, Latheesh Kumar, Manoj A K and Vinod M V. (2000). Terrain Evaluation for Integrated Watershed Development in Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary. Project Report, Trivandrum: CESS, August
  5. Nandakumar V, Rajendran P, Suresh Babu DS, Raju K, Jayaprasad BK and Thampi PK (2000).Terrain Characteristics and soil nutrient status of the Rattendon valley Annexe Reserved Forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve. Project Report, Trivandrum: CESS.
  6. Suresh Babu D S, Noernberg M, Sahai A K and Marone E. (2002).Hydraulic response of a coastal aquifer holding tidal creek from Pontal do Parana, Brazil. Project Report, Brazil: UFPR, Curitiba, August
  7. John Mathai, Suresh Babu D S, Sankar G and Sidharthan S. (2003). Groundwater Recharge plans for the KRWSA drinking water schemes of Chelakkara, Chalavara and Peruvallur Gramapanchayats.Project Reports, Trivandrum: CESS, Feb-Apr
  8. Ajayakumar Varma R, Mohanan C N, Neelakantan V N, Suresh Babu D S, Abin Philip, Baijulal B, Jeevan P S and Siji S. (2003). Physical status of reservoirs and catchment area details of Chalakudi river basin upstream of proposed Athirappally Hydroelectric Project. Project Report submitted to Kerala State Electricity Board, Trivandrum
  9. Suresh Babu D S, Mohan Das P N, Kurny A S W, Bhat K H and Narayanaswamy. (2004).Comparison of Indian (Chavara) and Bangladesh (Cox’s Bazar) ilmenite.Project Report submitted to TWNSO, Third WorldAcademy of Sciences, Italy, September
  10. Suresh Babu D S and Anish M. (2006).Water resource potential in the campus of KIMS hospital, Thiruvananthapuram. Project Report to KIMS, December
  11. Suresh Babu D S, Terry Mechado X, Jiju George J and Anish M. (2007).Computation of Submarine Groundwater Discharge across a coastal segment of SW India.Project Report, CESS, January
  12. Suresh Babu DS, Kuncheriya Isaac P, Jayaprasad BK, Rakesh Menon T and SreejimonTN (2007).Resource evaluation and inventory of manufactured sand from Thiruvananthapuram District (DST-60). DST, Govt. of India, December