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Name in full: Bhamidipati Lakshmidhara Kanakadri Somayajulu

Place and date of birth: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India , 5th March 1937

Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons) Andhra University (1956)

Ph. D. Bombay University (1969)

Present position: Honorary Professor & CSIR Emeritus Scientist


Oceanography and Climate Studies Area,

Earth Sciences & Solar System Division

Office address: Physical Research Laboratory (PRL),

Ahmedabad 380 009, India

Phone : (079) 462129

Telex : 0121-6397

Fax : 91 079 6560502

E-mail: soma@prl.ernet.in

Home address: 3, New Aangan Apartments, Vastrapur,

Ahmedabad 380 015, India.


Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in

Earth Sciences (Oceanography) 1978.

Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Shri Chunilal

Vajeram Trust Award in Oceanology, 1981.

Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Lecture of INSA for 1997.


Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad

Geological Society of India, Bangalore

Indian Geophysical Union,

Research interests:
Study of long and short term mixing processes in the ocean using radioisotopes, geochemistry,geochronology, river- ocean interactions,production and fallout of Cosmic Ray produced radioisotopes, paleoclimates/paleoceanography.


List of Selected  Publications of B.L.K. Somayajulu

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