Visiting researchers

Visiting Researchers

Purnachandra Rao, Nemalikanti
Dr. Rao
National Geophysical Research Institute (Hyderabad, India)
Associate Professor
Period of Stay
2007/04/01 - 2007/09/28
Research Theme
Variations in the crust-mantle structure of Japanese islands through modeling of long period seismic Pnl waves
Host Researcher
Self Introduction

Hello, I am Nemalikanti Purnachandra Rao (just Rao is fine). I work as a senior scientist in the Seismic Hazard division of the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) in Hyderabad, a southern city of India. I have a Ph.D. from the Osmania University in Hyderabad and a D.Sc. from the University of Tokyo (ERI), both in Seismology. My research interests include seismic waveform modeling of regional and local earthquakes for estimation of source characteristics and crust-mantle structure, modeling of stress field for tectonic comprehension and study of site amplification effects towards Seismic Microzonation. I have worked mostly on seismotectonic problems of the Indian plate boundaries, especially the Himalaya-Tibet, Burma-Andaman-Sunda arc and the diffuse deformation zone of the Indian Ocean, in addition to the intra-plate regions of the Indian peninsula. My present study at ERI is estimation of crust-mantle structure beneath Japanese Islands through modeling of long period Pnl waves, in the group of Prof. Kazuki Koketsu. Previously I was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at GFZ, Potsdam, Germany, carrying out a similar study for southern Tibet using INDEPTH-3 data. My other interests include Indian classical music and meditation. Anyone interested is free to contact me (ERI, Room No. 1-610).

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