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Dr S.M. Gupta receives Marie-Curie Fellowship
Dr Shyam Murti Gupta
has received recently introduced Marie-curie International Fellowship of the European Union. Dr Gupta's project has been selected from over 780 projects received from world over. Dr Gupta proposes to work on Radiolarian artificial neural network based estimation of the paleo-SSTs and salinities in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans and their response to insolation forcing at Univ of Gotborg, Sweden with Prof BA Malgren for a period of two years. Besides, this unique fellowship also offers the fellow to work back home for one year after this period. Radiolarians have a higher species diversity (<500 living species) world over, and over 50 of them are extremely sensitive to environmental changes of oceanic water masses, hence used in making paleo-SST estimates of polar region by the CLIMAP in early seventies. Since then, paleo-estimation techniques have seen tremendous development from transfer function through MAT, SIMMAX, RAM and the artificial neural networks. Dr Gupta proposes to use advanced methods to compare the reliability and reproducibility of ocean temperatures through geological times which are often used in setting the boundary conditions of climatic models.
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