The Advances in Earth Sciences is a multidisciplinary book series addressed to all the domains of earth sciences. It is an attempt to bring the researches in all the spheres of the Earth at a single platform to appraise earth scientists about the recent developments in various disciplines in order to promote multidomain interaction and research. This book is also the print edition of the open access quarterly e-Journal Earth Science India- www.earthscienceindia.info, Volume-II, 2009. The e-Journal Earth Science India provides an opportunity of earliest possible publication of the research work where as the book Advances in Earth Sciences serve the purpose of archival and record. The papers address to fundamental earth science researches to the aspects of societal needs. It is the publication of The Society of Earth Scientists (SES).
Dr. Satish C. Tripathi is Honorary Editor of Earth Science India and Secretary, The Society of Earth Scientists(SES).His main areas of research are Precambrian geology of Lower Himalaya and Central India and dinosaur fossil bearing Cretaceous sequence of Narmada valley. He has carried out extensive field work in Central India and Extra-peninsular region. Dr. Tripathi also led an expedition in the higher reaches of Himachal Himalaya. He has about 32 research papers to his credit, in international and national journals. Dr. Tripathi is at present working with the Geological Survey of India.
Prof. S.K. Tandon, FNA, is Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi. A sedimentologist of international repute, Prof. Tandon received several prestigious awards including Bhatnagar Award, is in the executive of noted scientific societies and boards and reviewer of several international journals. He has carried cut extensive research in Quaternary geology, sedimentology, palaeoclimate and fluvial systems and published more than 100 papers in international and national journals.
Prof. A. R. Bhattacharya, Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, University of Lucknow, is a well known structural geologist. A Humboldtian and a renowned teacher, Prof. Bhattacharya has published more than 76 internationally acclaimed research papers, one of these, in Tectonophysics, was selected as "Top 25 Hottests Papers" by Elsevier. Prof. Bhattacharya received a number of prestigious awards and honours and was also Guest Professor at Gottingen University and Aachen University of Technology, Germany.