Nitesh Sinha

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Phone: +82-51-510-7641

Research Interests

  • Palaeoclimate
  • Isotope Hydrology
  • Tropical Monsoon
  • Climate Dynamics


2018 Ph. D. in Atmospheric Science, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India
2012 M. Sc. (Tech.) in Geophysics, Banaras Hindu University, India
2009 B. Sc. in Physics, Banaras Hindu University, India

Work Experience

2019 present Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IBS Center for Climate Physics, Busan, Korea
2014 2018 IITM Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India
2012 2013 Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

2017 PAGES Early Carrier Scientist’s Travel Award
2017 SERB-DST International Travel Support Grant
2017 APN Mitra Runner-Up Award
2016 INSA-DAE/BRNS-CICS Travel Fellowship
2015 Best Student Presentation Award, Indian Meteorological Society
2012 IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellowship
2011 Joint CSIR-UGC NET Certificate (Eligibility for Lectureship)


  1. Supriyo Chakraborty, Pramit Kumar Deb Burman, Dipankar Sarma, Nitesh Sinha, Amey Datye, Abirlal Metya, Charuta Murkute, Subodh K. Saha, Krishnakumar Sujith, Nirmali Gogoi, Abhijit Bora, Sabyasachi Maji, Diak K. Parua, and S. Bera (2022) Linkage between precipitation isotopes and biosphere-atmosphere interaction observed in northeast India, npj climate and atmospheric science, vol. 5, 10, doi: 10.1038/s41612-022-00231-z
  2. Saranya .P, Krishnakumar .A, Nitesh Sinha, Sudhir Kumar, Anoop Krishnan .K (2021) Isotopic signatures of moisture recycling and evaporation processes along the Western Ghats orography, Atmospheric Research, vol. 264, 105863, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2021.105863
  3. Comas-Bru, L., Rehfeld, K., Roesch, C., Amirnezhad-Mozhdehi, S., Harrison, S. P., Atsawawaranunt, K., Ahmad, S. M., Ait Brahim, Y., Baker, A., Bosomworth, M., Breitenbach, S. F. M., Burstyn, Y., Columbu, A., Deininger, M., Demény, A., Dixon, B., Fohlmeister, J., Hatvani, I. G., Hu, J., Kaushal, N., Kern, Z., Labuhn, I., Lechleitner, F. A., Lorrey, A., Martrat, B., Novello, V. F., Oster, J., Pérez-Mejías, C., Scholz, D., Scroxton, N., Sinha, Nitesh, Ward, B. M., Warken, S., Zhang, H., and the SISAL members (2020), SISALv2: A comprehensive speleothem isotope database with multiple age-depth models, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, doi: 10.5194/essd-2020-39
  4. Nitesh Sinha and S. Chakraborty (2019). Isotopic interaction and source moisture control on the isotopic composition of rainfall over the Bay of Bengal, Atmospheric Research, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2019.104760
  5. Nitesh Sinha, S. Chakraborty, R. Chattopadhyay, B. N. Goswami et al., (2019). Isotopic investigation of the moisture transport processes over the Bay of Bengal. Journal of Hydrology X, doi: 10.1016/j.hydroa.2019.100021
  6. Nitesh Sinha, S. Chakraborty, P. M. Mohan (2019). Modern rain-isotope data from Indian island and the mainland on the daily scale for the summer monsoon season. Data in Brief, 23, doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103793
  7. Nitesh Sinha, Naveen Gandhi, S. Chakraborty, R. Krishnan, M. G. Yadava, R. Ramesh, (2018). Abrupt climate change at ~ 2800 Yr BP evidenced by high-resolution oxygen isotopic record of a Stalagmite from peninsular India. The Holocene, 28(11), 1720-1730, doi: 10.1177/0959683618788647
  8. Nitesh Sinha, R. Chattopadhyay, S. Chakraborty (2018) Bay of Bengal branch of Indian Summer Monsoon and its association with spatial distribution of rainfall patterns over India, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-018-2709-9
  9. Chakraborty S., Belekar A. R., Datye A., Nitesh Sinha (2018) Isotopic study of intraseasonal variations of plant transpiration: an alternative means to characterize the dry phases of monsoon. Sci. Rep. 8: 8647. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-26965-6
  10. Pami Mukherjee, Nitesh Sinha, Supriyo Chakraborty (2017). Investigating the dynamical behaviour of the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone since the last glacial maximum based on terrestrial and marine sedimentary records. Quaternary International, 433: 49-57.
  11. Fousiya, A., S. Chakraborty, H. Achyuthan, Naveen Gandhi, Nitesh Sinha, Amey Datye (2016) Stable isotopic investigation of Porites coral from the Minicoy Island. Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences, 45(11): 1465-1470.
  12. Chakraborty, S., Nitesh Sinha, R. Chattopadhyay, S. Sengupta, PM Mohan, A. Datye (2016). Atmospheric controls on the precipitation isotopes over the Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal. Sci. Rep., 6, 19555, doi: 10.1038/srep19555.



  1. Chapter 16: Application of precipitation isotopes in pursuit of paleomonsoon reconstruction: an Indian perspective, Supriyo Chakraborty, Amey Datye, Charuta Murkute, Subrota Halder, Anant Parekh, Nitesh Sinha, P.M. Mohan, Holocene Climate Change and Environment 1st Edition, pg. 413-427, ISBN: 9780323900850, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-323-90085-0.00002-4