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Dr. K.K.Ramachandran Ph.D.

Scientist F, Group Head, Atmospheric Processes(AtP)

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Peer-reviewed Journals:

  1. Ramachandran, K.K. and Mallik, T.K. 1985 Sedimentological Aspects of Alleppey Mud Bank, West Coast of India. Indian Jour. Mar. Sci., V 14: pp 133-135.
  2. Mallik, T.K., Mukherji, K.K. and Ramachandran, K.K. 1988 Sedimentology of the Kerala Mud Banks (Fluid Muds?). Mar. Geol., V 80: pp 99-118.
  3. Ramachandran, K.K. 1989 Geochemical characteristics of Mud Bank environment – a case study from Quilandy, west coast of India. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, V 33: pp 55-63.
  4. Vasudevan, V. and Ramachandran, K.K. 1989 Carbonate mineralogy, partition and REE geochemistry of the sediments from Gulf of Mannar, Bay of Bengal. Extended Group Monitoring Workshop on `Integrated studies of the deep sea fans of the Bay of Bengal’, DST/ESS-10/1989, pp 38-42.
  5. Samsuddin, M., Ramachandran, K.K. and Suchindan, G.K. 1991 Sediment characteristics, processes and stability of the beaches in the northern Kerala coast, India. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, V 38: pp 82-95.
  6. Ramachandran, K.K. and Samsuddin, M. 1991 Removal of sediments from the Alleppeynearshore during post mud bank formation. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., V 100: pp 195-204.
  7. Samsuddin, M., Ramachandran, K.K. and Dora, Y.L. 1992 Quartz grain surface texture and depositional history of beach and strand plain sediments along the northern Kerala coast. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, V 40: pp 501-508.
  8. Venkatachala, B.S., Kar, R.K., Suchindan,G.K., Ramachandran, K.K. and Madhav Kumar 1992 Study on the sedimentary facies, spore-pollen and palynodebris of Mud Bank and Vembanad Lake, Kerala. Geophytology, V 22: pp 245-254.
  9. Vasudevan, V. and Ramachandran, K.K. 1992 Carbonate mineralogy and partition geochemistry of the sediments from Gulf of Mannar, Bay of Bengal. Abstracts Volume 2 of 3 of 29th International Geological Congress (Japan), p 316 (II-2-5 O-18 4614).
  10. Samsuddin, M. and Ramachandran, K.K. 1993 Quartz grain surface textures and depositional history of beach and strand plain sediments along the northern Kerala coast – reply to comments. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, V 42: pp 201-202.
  11. Kurian, N.P., Samsuddin, M., Ramachandran, K.K. and Salim, D. 1994 Resource evaluation using remote sensing for brackish water aquaculture site selection – a case study. Proc. VI Kerala Sci. Cong., pp 23-25.
  12. Kurian, N.P. and Ramachandran, K.K. 1994 Mapping of suspended sediment concentration along Kerala coast using satellite digital data. Proc. Indian Natl. Conf. on Harbour& Ocean Engg., Pune, pp D43-D52.
  13. Nayak, S., Kurian, N.P., Samsuddin, M., Ramachandran, K.K. and Salim, M.B. 1994 Coastal landuse mapping for brackishwater aquaculture site selection in Kerala. NNRMS Bull., NNRMS (B)-18, pp 43-45.
  14. Muraleedharan Nair, M.N., Ramachandran, K.K. and Harish, C.M. 1995 Granulometric control over the distribution of certain trace metals in the sediments of Beypore estuary, Kerala. Proc. VII Kerala Sci. Cong., pp 70-72.
  15. Anitha Shyam, John, B., Ramachandran, K.K. and Thampi, P.K. 1995 Texture and mineralogy of Kuzhithura and Valliyar river sediments, Kanyakumari district. Proc. VII Kerala Sci. Cong., pp 271-275.
  16. Kurian, N.P., Samsuddin, M.,Ramachandran, K.K., Salim, M.B., Mathew, J. and Nayak, S. 1995 Coastal landuse mapping of the Kerala coast for brackishwater aquaculture site selection. Scientific Note, Space Application Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad, RSAM/SAC/CMASS/SN/07/94, 17p.
  17. Samsuddin, M. and Ramachandran, K.K. 1996 Distribution and Provenance of heavy minerals in the coastal environments of north Kerala, India. Accepted for publication in a book `Beach, estuary and shelf of India’ (Ed. G.N.Nayak), Scorpio Books, Delhi.
  18. Padmalal, D., Ramachandran, K.K. and Seralathan, P. 1998 Significance of heavy mineral suites of riverine and estuarine sediment along the southwest India – a case study. Indian Jour. Mar. Sci. V.27, pp 185-189.
  19. Singh, A.D., Rajarama, K.N., Ramachandran, K.K., Suchindan, G.K. and Samsuddin, M. 1998 Pteropods as bathometers: A case study from the continental shelf off Kerala coast, India. Curr. Sci. V. 75, pp 620-623.
  20. Ramachandran, K.K. 1999 `KadalthattileNikshebhangal’ Chapter 8 of the Book entitled `SamudraSasthram’. A book in Malayalam published by the State Institute of Languages, Thiruvananthapuram, pp 163-188.
  21. Singh, A.D., Ramachandran, K.K., Samsuddin, M., Nisha, N.R. and Haneeshkumar, V. 2001 Significance of pteropods in deciphering the late Quaternary sea-level history along the southwestern Indian shelf. Geo-Marine Letters (Springer-Verlag), V. 20(4), pp 243-252. DOI:10.1007 /s003670000056.
  22. Nair, M.N.M. and Ramachandran, K.K. 2001 Eutrophication: Effect of sewage pollution in Akkulam-Veli Lakes, Kerala. In: Emerging Trends in Environmental Science (Ed. C.S.P. Iyer), Asia Tech. Publisher Inc. PP 95-102.
  23. Nair, M.N.M. and Ramachandran, K.K. 2002 Textural and trace metal distribution in sediments of Beypore estuary (SW coast of India) and adjoining innershelf. Indian Jour. Mar. Sci. V 31, pp 295-304
  24. Ramachandran, K.K., John Mathai, Kannan, M.R., Rajesh, K., Pramod, V., Harish, C.M. and Neelakantan, V.N. 2003 High Resolution Remote Sensing in Cadastral Mapping: Experimental Project in Kerala. Paper presented in the National Symposium on Resource Management with Special Reference to Geoinformatics and Decentralised Planning as part of ISRS Annual Convention 2003, Thiruvananthapuram, December 2003.
  25. Ramachandran, K.K., Samsuddin, M. and Pramod, V. 2003 Microlevel Resource Evaluation using IRS LISS III/PAN and GIS. Paper presented in the National Symposium on Resource Management with Special Reference to Geoinformatics and Decentralised Planning as part of ISRS Annual Convention 2003, Thiruvananthapuram, December 2003.
  26. Rajesh, K., Kannan, M.R., Ramachandran, K.K., John Mathai, Samsuddin, M. and Sidharthan, S. 2003 Georeferencing of Cadastral Maps: A Kerala Experience. Paper presented in the National Symposium on Resource Management with Special Reference to Geoinformatics and Decentralised Planning as part of ISRS Annual Convention 2003, Thiruvananthapuram, December 2003.
  27. Ramachandran, K.K., Kannan, M.R., Rajesh, K., John Mathai and Samsuddin, M. 2004 Coastline change monitoring: comparison of georeferenced graphical cadastry with data from multiple sources. Proceedings of the `Third Indian National Conference on Harbour and Ocean Engineering (INCHOE2004), NIO, Goa, pp 130-138.
  28. Ramachandran, K.K., Sanoj, P., John Mathai, Kannan, M.R. and Rajesh, K. 2005 Dwindling paddy cultivation in Nannambra Grama Panchayat of Malappuram District, Kerala. Paper presented in 25th ISRS Annual Convention and National Symp, December 6-9, 2005, Ranchi.
  29. Singh, A.D., Nisha, N.R. and Ramachandran, K.K. 2007 Late Quaternary evolution of the shelf environment off north Kerala, SW India: faunal and sedimentological evidence Jour. Geol Soc. India. V. 70, pp. 109-120.
  30. Kurian N.P, Ramachandran, K K., Sheela Nair, L., Thomas, K.V., Hameed, T S S., Ramana Murthy, M.V. 2007 Long-term shoreline change along the southcentral Kerala coast. Proc. Fourth Indian National Confererence on Harbour and Ocean Engineering, 12-14 Decd 2007, NIIT-K, Surathkal, pp 761-768.
  31. Ramachandran, K.K. 2010 Geoinformatics approach for extraction of multi-temporal vector coastlines along the Kerala coast. Paper presented in the National Conference on Coastal Processes, Resources and Management held at CESS during 5-7 February, 2010.
  32. A. M. Sheela, J. Letha, Sabu Joseph, K. K. Ramachandran and Sanalkumar S. P. 2011 Trophic state index of a lake system using IRS (P6-LISS III) satellite imagery. Environ. Mon. & Assess. (Springer), V 177, pp 575-92. DOI 10.1007/ s10661-010-1658-2
  33. Sheela A. M., J. Letha, Sabu Joseph, K. K. Ramachandran. 2010 Prediction of water quality of a lake system by relating Secchi Disk Depth and IRS P6 Radiance data.
  34. Proceedings of the 11th National and 1st International Conference on Technological Trends, College of Engineering, Trivandrum (held during 25 – 27 November, 2010).
  35. Kurian, N.P., Sheela Nair, L., Thomas, K.V., Hameed, T S S., Ramachandran, K.K., Rajith, K., Ramana Murthy, M.V and Subramanianm B.R. 2010 Shoreline
  36. Management Plan for critically eroding sector of the southwest coast of India. Proc. Joint Indo-Brazil Workshop on Coastal Processes – Modeling relevant to understand cases of shoreline changes, Chennai, 23-25 March 2010, pp 65-79.
  37. K. K. Ramachandran. 2012 High Resolutiong Remote Sensing and Information Technology for Local Level Planning. Keynote Speaker at the Inaugural function of the Fifth International Summer School and Conference (AGSE2012) on Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment held at UniversitatTechnologie Malaysia, Johor Bahru on July 16, 2012.
  38. K. K. Ramachandran. 2012 Sea Surface Temperature along Kerala coast vis-à-vis Temporality of Monsoon. Invited Talk in the Seminar organized jointly by the Indian Meteorology Department, Trivandrum and the Indian Meteorological Society, Trivandrum Chapter on August 22, 2012.
  39. Sheela A. M., J. Letha, Sabu Joseph, K. K. Ramachandran and Manoj Chacko. 2012. Computation of physical characteristics of a lake system using IRS P6 (LISS-III) imagery. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, V. 14(1), pp 221-232. DOI:10.1016/j.jag.2011.09.013
  40. Sheela A. M., J. Letha, Sabu Joseph, K. K. Ramachandran and Manoj Chacko. 2013 Detection of Extent of Sea Level Rise in a Coastal Lake System using IRS Satellite Imagery. International Journal of Water Resources Management, V. 27, pp 2657–2670.
  41. Sheela A. M., J. Letha, Sabu Joseph, K. K. Ramachandran. 2014 Determining spatial variation of phosphorus in a lake system using remote sensing techniques. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, V 19, pp 24-36.
  42. Abhiya, A.M., Minu, S., K. K. Ramachandran. 2015 Salient Long-Term Observations of SST along Kerala Coast and its Comparative Variation with Lakshadweep Coast. Aquatic Procedia V. 4: pp 556-562.
  43. Rafeeque, M.K., Rameshan, M., Sreeraj, M.K., Suresh Banu, D.S., and Ramachandran, K K 2015 Geo-environmental appraisal of Mangrove Ecosystem along the Sindhudurg coast of Maharashtra. Indian Cartographer, V. 35: pp420-425.
  44. Kaliraj, S, Chandrasekharan, N., and Ramachandran, K K Mapping of coastal landforms and volumetric change analysis in the south west coast of Kanyakumari, south India using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrs.2016.12.006.
  45. Reji Srinivas, Shynu, R., Sreeraj, M.K., and Ramachandran, K K. 2017 Trace metal pollution assessment in the surface sediments of nearshore area, off Calicut, southwest coast of India. Marine Pollution Bulletin, V.., pp…
  46. Kaliraj, S, Chandrasekharan, N., Ramachandran, K K and Saravanan, S. 2017 Coastal landuse and land cover change and transformations of Kanyakumari coast, India using remote sensing and GIS. Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrs.2017.04.003

Chapters in Books:

  1. Ramachandran, K.K. 1999 `KadalthattileNikshebhangal’ Chapter 8 of the Book entitled `SamudraSasthram’. A book in Malayalam published by the State Institute of Languages, Thiruvananthapuram, pp 163-188.
  2. Nair, M.N.M. and Ramachandran, K.K. 2001 Eutrophication: Effect of sewage pollution in Akkulam-Veli Lakes, Kerala. In: Emerging Trends in Environmental Science (Ed. C.S.P. Iyer), Asia Tech. Publisher Inc. PP 95-102.

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Vasudevan, V. and Ramachandran, K.K. 1989 Carbonate mineralogy, partition and REE geochemistry of the sediments from Gulf of Mannar, Bay of Bengal. Extended Group Monitoring Workshop on `Integrated studies of the deep sea fans of the Bay of Bengal', DST/ESS-10/1989, pp 38-42.
  2. Vasudevan, V. and Ramachandran, K.K. 1992 Carbonate mineralogy and partition geochemistry of the sediments from Gulf of Mannar, Bay of Bengal. Abstracts Volume 2 of 3 of 29th International Geological Congress (Japan), p 316 (II-2-5 O-18 4614).
  3. Kurian, N.P., Samsuddin, M., Ramachandran, K.K. and Salim, D. 1994 Resource evaluation using remote sensing for brackish water aquaculture site selection - a case study. Proc. VI Kerala Sci. Cong., pp 23-25.
  4. Kurian, N.P. and Ramachandran, K.K. 1994 Mapping of suspended sediment concentration along Kerala coast using satellite digital data. Proc. Indian Natl. Conf. on Harbour& Ocean Engg., Pune, pp D43-D52.
  5. Muraleedharan Nair, M.N., Ramachandran, K.K. and Harish, C.M. 1995 Granulometric control over the distribution of certain trace metals in the sediments of Beypore estuary, Kerala. Proc. VII Kerala Sci. Cong., pp 70-72.
  6. Anitha Shyam, John, B., Ramachandran, K.K. and Thampi, P.K. 1995 Texture and mineralogy of Kuzhithura and Valliyar river sediments, Kanyakumari district. Proc. VII Kerala Sci. Cong., pp 271-275.
  7. Samsuddin, M. and Ramachandran, K.K. 1996 Distribution and Provenance of heavy minerals in the coastal environments of north Kerala, India. Accepted for publication in a book `Beach, estuary and shelf of India' (Ed. G.N.Nayak), Scorpio Books, Delhi.
  8. Ramachandran, K.K., John Mathai, Kannan, M.R., Rajesh, K., Pramod, V., Harish, C.M. and Neelakantan, V.N. 2003 High Resolution Remote Sensing in Cadastral Mapping: Experimental Project in Kerala. Paper presented in the National Symposium on Resource Management with Special Reference to Geoinformatics and Decentralised Planning as part of ISRS Annual Convention 2003, Thiruvananthapuram, December 2003.
  9. Ramachandran, K.K., Samsuddin, M. and Pramod, V. 2003 Microlevel Resource Evaluation using IRS LISS III/PAN and GIS. Paper presented in the National Symposium on Resource Management with Special Reference to Geoinformatics and Decentralised Planning as part of ISRS Annual Convention 2003, Thiruvananthapuram, December 2003.
  10. Rajesh, K., Kannan, M.R., Ramachandran, K.K., John Mathai, Samsuddin, M. and Sidharthan, S. 2003 Georeferencing of Cadastral Maps: A Kerala Experience. Paper presented in the National Symposium on Resource Management with Special Reference to Geoinformatics and Decentralised Planning as part of ISRS Annual Convention 2003, Thiruvananthapuram, December 2003.
  11. Ramachandran, K.K., Kannan, M.R., Rajesh, K., John Mathai and Samsuddin, M. 2004 Coastline change monitoring: comparison of georeferenced graphical cadastry with data from multiple sources. Proceedings of the `Third Indian National Conference on Harbour and Ocean Engineering (INCHOE2004), NIO, Goa, pp 130-138.
  12. Ramachandran, K.K., Sanoj, P., John Mathai, Kannan, M.R. and Rajesh, K. 2005 Dwindling paddy cultivation in Nannambra Grama Panchayat of Malappuram District, Kerala. Paper presented in 25th ISRS Annual Convention and National Symp, December 6-9, 2005, Ranchi.
  13. Kurian N.P, Ramachandran, K K., Sheela Nair, L., Thomas, K.V., Hameed, T S S., Ramana Murthy, M.V. 2007 Long-term shoreline change along the southcentral Kerala coast. Proc. Fourth Indian National Confererence on Harbour and Ocean Engineering, 12-14 Decd 2007, NIIT-K, Surathkal, pp 761-768.
  14. Ramachandran, K.K. 2010 Geoinformatics approach for extraction of multi-temporal vector coastlines along the Kerala coast. Paper presented in the National Conference on Coastal Processes, Resources and Management held at CESS during 5-7 February, 2010.
  15. Sheela A. M., J. Letha, Sabu Joseph, K. K. Ramachandran. 2010 Prediction of water quality of a lake system by relating Secchi Disk Depth and IRS P6 Radiance data. Proceedings of the 11th National and 1st International Conference on Technological Trends, College of Engineering, Trivandrum (held during 25 - 27 November, 2010).
  16. Kurian, N.P., Sheela Nair, L., Thomas, K.V., Hameed, T S S., Ramachandran, K.K., Rajith, K., Ramana Murthy, M.V and Subramanianm B.R. 2010 Shoreline Management Plan for critically eroding sector of the southwest coast of India. Proc. Joint Indo-Brazil Workshop on Coastal Processes – Modeling relevant to understand cases of shoreline changes, Chennai, 23-25 March 2010, pp 65-79.
  17. Ramachandran, K.K. Coastal Zone Management Plan as per CRZ Notification 2011 for Kerala. Paper presented in the workshop on `Coastal Environmment Day – 25 years of CRZ’, At National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India jointly organized by SISEM, KSCSTE, NCESS, ENVIS-Kerala and St. Xaviers Colleg in February 2016.
  18. Kaliraj, S, Chandrasekharan, N., and Ramachandran, K K Mapping of coastal aquifers vulnerability to seawater intrusion in southwest coast of Kanyakumari, India using GIS based GALDIT model. International Conference on Environmental Sustainability for Food Security, At Sree Ayyappa College for Women, September 2016.
  19. Jyothi Josesph, Vincent A. Ferrer and Ramachandran, K K 2016 Saptio-temporal dynamics of shoreline along the southwest coast of India. ISRS-IGS National Symposium on Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosystem, December 7-9, Dehradun, Abstract, p196.
  20. Kaliraj, S, Chandrasekharan, N., and Ramachandran, K K 2016 Quantitative analysis of rainfall induced swift surface runoff in the River Thamirabarani sub-basin in South India using remote sensing and GIS. ISRS-IGS National Symposium on Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosystem, December 7-9, Dehradun, Abstract, p540.
  21. Tripathy, B.R., Kaliraj, S., Ramachandran, K K, Kumar, P and Pippal, G.S 2017 Assessing relative Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise along the Thiruvananthapuram Coast, Kerala using GIS based CVI model. Proceedings of the 3rd Disaster Risk Vulnerability Conference (DRVC2017), March 29-31, Geology Department, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, pp 99-104.
  22. Kaliraj, S, Chandrasekharan, N., and Ramachandran, K K 2017 Satellite remote sensing of phytoplankton (Chl-a) biomass variability in the Gulf of Mannar, south India. International Conference on Environment and Ecology, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi, 27-29 March 2017 Book of Abstracts p356.
  23. Jithu Shaji, Sajith S.L, Jyoti Joseph and Ramachandran K K 2017 LULC change along Central Kerala coast and perception on implementation of CRZ Notification. National Conference on GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY, LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, 12-13 January 2017.