Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 117 - Issue 06: 25 Sep, 2019
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0906

Guest Editorial
Indian astronomy in the next decade
p. 0907 | Srianand, R.

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 0909

Meeting Report
Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru – 30th mid-year meeting
p. 0913 | Pawar, Pratik; Priya, S.; Sugumaran, Geetha

Artificial intelligence in plantation crops
p. 0914 | Chowdappa, P.; Bhat, Ravi; Mathew, A. C.; Rajesh, M. K.

Research News
Ancient ocean floor hidden beneath Bangladesh
p. 0916 | Krishna, K. S.; Ismaiel, M.; Srinivas, K.; Saha, D.

Commentary
UGC-CARE initiative to promote research quality, integrity and publication ethics
p. 0918 | Patwardhan, Bhushan; Thakur, Archana

Roadmap for culture collections in India to enrich themselves with indigenous fungal biodiversity
p. 0920 | Sharma, Rahul

Scientific Correspondence
Eulophid seed borer, Anselmella kerrichi (Narayanan et al.; Hymenoptera), an emerging pest of jamun
p. 0922 | Jayanthi, P. D. Kamala; Subramoniam, Anjana; Rekha, A.; MALA, B. R. JAYANTHI

Interannual variation of clutch initiation of the great tit (Parus major Linnaeus) in relation to the local air temperature
p. 0924 | Dolenec, Zdravko

General Articles
Shifting paradigms: why history matters in geological sciences
p. 0927 | Rajendran, C. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/927-931

Review Articles
When scientists turn against science: exceptionally flawed analysis of plant breeding technologies
p. 0932 | Pental, Deepak
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/932-939

Special Section: SCATSAT-1 (Guest Editors: Tapan Misra, Raj Kumar and Ernesto Rodríguez)
Preface
p. 0940 | Misra, Tapan; Kumar, Raj; Rodríguez, Ernesto

SCATSAT-1 Scatterometer: an improved successor of OSCAT
p. 0941 | Misra, T.; Chakraborty, P.; Lad, C.; Gupta, P.; Rao, J.; Upadhyay, G.; Kumar, S. Vinay; Kumar, B. Saravana; Gangele, S.; Sinha, S.; Tolani, H.; Vithani, V. K.; Raman, B. S.; Rao, C. V. N.; Dave, D. B.; Jyoti, R.; Desai, N. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/941-949

SCATSAT-1 Scatterometer data processing
p. 0950 | Mankad, Devang; Sikhakolli, Rajesh; Kakkar, Puja; Saquib, Qamer; Agrawal, Krishna Murari; Gurjar, Suresh; Jain, Dinesh Kumar; Ramanujam, V. M.; Thapliyal, Pradeep K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/950-958

An assessment of the performance of ISRO’s SCATSAT-1 Scatterometer
p. 0959 | Bhowmick, Suchandra A.; Cotton, James; Fore, Alexander; Kumar, Raj; Payan, Christophe; Rodríguez, Ernesto; Sharma, Anuja; Stiles, Bryan; Stoffelen, Ad; Verhoef, Anton
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/959-972

Post-launch calibration–validation and data quality evaluation of SCATSAT-1
p. 0973 | Kumar, Raj; Bhowmick, Suchandra A.; Chakraborty, Abhisek; Sharma, Anuja; Sharma, Shweta; Seemanth, M.; Gupta, Maneesha; Chakraborty, Prantik; Modi, Jalpa; Misra, Tapan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/973-982

SCATSAT-1 wind products for tropical cyclone monitoring, prediction and surface wind structure analysis
p. 0983 | Jaiswal, Neeru; Kumar, Prashant; Kishtawal, C. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/983-992

Role of ocean dynamics on mesoscale and sub-mesoscale variability of Ekman pumping for the Bay of Bengal using SCATSAT-1 forced ocean model simulations
p. 0993 | Ratheesh, Smitha; Chaudhary, Aditya; Agarwal, Neeraj; Sharma, Rashmi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/993-1001

Assessment of cryospheric parameters over the Himalaya and Antarctic regions using SCATSAT-1 enhanced resolution data
p. 1002 | Oza, Sandip R.; Bothale, Rajashree V.; Rajak, D. Ram; Jayaprasad, P.; Maity, Saroj; Thakur, Praveen K.; Tripathi, Naveen; Chouksey, Arpit; Bahuguna, I. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1002-1013

Scatterometry for land hydrology science and its applications
p. 1014 | Gupta, P. K.; Pradhan, R.; Singh, R. P.; Misra, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1014-1021

Crop phenology and soil moisture applications of SCATSAT-1
p. 1022 | Chaube, Nilima R.; Chaurasia, Sasmita; Tripathy, Rojalin; Pandey, Dharmendra Kumar; Misra, Arundhati; Bhattacharya, B. K.; Chauhan, Prakash; Yarakulla, Kiran; Bairagi, G. D.; Srivastava, Prashant Kumar; Teheliani, Preeti; Ray, S. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1022-1031

Research Articles
Transfer of innovations: a case of working of patents in India
p. 1032 | Singh, Vikram; Chakraborty, Kajal
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1032-1044

Development of an efficient hierarchical clustering analysis using an agglomerative clustering algorithm
p. 1045 | Naeem, Arshia; Rehman, Mariam; Anjum, Maria; Asif, Muhammad
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1045-1053

Comparative study of wheat varieties under open farming and poplar-based agroforestry system in Uttarakhand, India
p. 1054 | Kumar, Abhay; Singh, Virendra; Shabnam, Swati; Oraon, P. R.; Kumari, Sunita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1054-1059

Diversity and ecological role of insect flower visitors in the pollination of mangroves from the Indian Sundarbans
p. 1060 | Chakraborti, Udipta; Mitra, Bulganin; Bhadra, Kakali
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1060-1070

Potential spreading risk of an invasive snail species (Pomacea canaliculata) in freshwater habitats of Asia
p. 1071 | Silva, Wasana de; Cao, Te; Wen, Zihao; Zhang, Xiaolin; Ni, Leyi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1071-1078

Research Communication
Construct validity maps and the NIRF 2019 ranking of colleges
p. 1079 | Prathap, Gangan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1079-1083

Exploring the modulatory effect of albumin on calcium phosphate crystallization
p. 1083 | ., Priyadarshini; Raizada, Devesh; Kumar, Pragya; Singh, Tanya; Pruthi, Trisha; Negi, Abhishek; Nigam, Lokesh; Subbarao, Naidu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1083-1089

Estimation of change in forest aboveground carbon in Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary, Bihar, India between 2007 and 2016
p. 1090 | Sinha, Suman; Santra, Abhisek
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1090-1094

The more the merrier: dogs can assess quantities in food-choice tasks
p. 1095 | Banerjee, Arunita; Bhadra, Anindita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1095-1100

Book Reviews
Bedbug. Klaus Reinhardt
p. 1101 | Sharma, Sudhirendar

Personal News
S. P. Pandya (1928–2019)
p. 1104 | WAGHMARE, Y. R.; Ahalpara, D. P.; Thankappan, V. K.; Kota, V. K. B.; Joshipura, A.; Singhvi, A. K.

Anand Swarup Arya (1931–2019)
p. 1106 | Bhandari, R. K.

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Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship
p. 1108

Admission to Ph D - Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
p. 1109

Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for Forthcoming IODP Expedition - National Centre For Polar and Ocean Research
p. 1109

Junior Research Fellow - Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute
p. 1110

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 1110

INSA Medal for Young Scientists - 2020
p. 1111

SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS AND R&D INSTITUTIONS
p. 1111

Director - Kerala State Council Science, Technology and Environment
p. 1111

Editorial Board 2019
p. 1112

SASTRA-G.N. Ramachandran Award
p. 1115

Workshop on Science Writing - Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat
p. 1116

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