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Prof. Manali Pal

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: manalipal@nitw.ac.in : 9064198165

 

Academic Career:

  • Visiting Scholar, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA.
  • Visiting Scientist, Japan Agency for marine Earth- Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan
  • PhD., Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, July, 2013 to July, 2018
  • M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, July, 2011 to May, 2013
  • B. Tech., Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, August, 2006 to September, 2010

Professional Career:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (Remote Sensing and GIS) National Institute of Technology Warangal, January, 2020 to Present

Course Taught Previously

Courses Taught Previously

 Semester -II (2019-2020)

  • Theory
    • Thermal, Microwave and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing (TMHR)  (Course No: CE5562) 
  • Laboratory
    • GIS Laboratory (EE ) (Course No: CE5355) 
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab (WRE)  (Course No: CE5754)  

 Semester -I (2020-2021)

  • Theory
    • Remote Sensing (Course No: CE205)  (B.TECH 2nd Year2-0-0)
    •  Principles of Remote Sensing  (Course No: CE5501)  (M.TECH 1st Year, 3-0-0)
  • Laboratory
    • Remote Sensing  and Photogrammetry Laboratory  (Course No: CE5504)  (M.TECH 1st Year, 0-1-2)

 

Semester -II (2020-2021)

  • Theory
    • Application of RS and GIS in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering  (Course No: CE5364)  (M.TECH 1st Year, 3-0-0)
    • Thermal, Microwave and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing (TMHR)  (Course No: CE5562) (M.TECH 1st Year, 3-0-0)
  • Laboratory
    • Satellite Image Processing Laboratory  (Course No: CE5554)  (M.TECH 1st Year, 0-1-2) 

Semester -I (2021-2022)

  • Theory
    • Remote Sensing (Course No: CE205)  (B.TECH 2nd Year2-0-0)
    •  Principles of Remote Sensing  (Course No: CE5501)  (M.TECH 1st Year, 3-0-0)
  • Laboratory
    • Remote Sensing  and Photogrammetry Laboratory  (Course No: CE5504)  (M.TECH 1st Year, 0-1-2)
    •  Geographical Information Systems applications Laboratory (Course No: CE5705) (M.TECH. 1st Year, 0-1-2)

Courses Teaching in Current Semester

 Semester -II (2021-2022)

  • Theory
    • Application of RS and GIS in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering  (Course No: CE5768)  (M.TECH 1st Year, 3-0-0)
    • Thermal, Microwave and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing (TMHR)  (Course No: CE5562) (M.TECH 1st Year, 3-0-0)
  • Seminar – II (M.TECH 1st Year)

Publications

 

Referred Journal Papers:

  1. Pal Manali, and Rajib Maity (2021), Assimilation of Remote Sensing based Surface Soil Moisture to Develop a Spatially Varying Vertical Soil Moisture Profile database for entire Indian Mainland, Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier, 601, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126807.
  2. Maity, R., M.I. Khan, S. Sarkar, R. Dutta, S. S. Maity, M. Pal and K Chanda, (2021), Potential of Deep Learning in Drought Assessment by Extracting Information from Hydrometeorological Precursors, Journal of Water and Climate Change, IWA Publishing, In Press. https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2021.062
  3. Pal Manali, Maity, R., Ratnam, J.V., Nonaka, M., and Behera, S.K., (2020). Long-lead Prediction of ENSO Modoki Index using Machine Learning algorithms. Scientific Reports 10, 365 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-57183-3
  4. Pal Manali, and Maity, R. (2019), Soil Moisture Estimation using Active Microwave Remote Sensing Data: A Comparison among Different Artificial Intelligence based Approaches - Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Springer, 47, 1671–1682, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12524-019-01015-4.
  5. Pal Manali, and Maity, R. (2019), Development of a Spatially-Varying Statistical Soil Moisture Profile Model by Coupling Memory and Forcing using Hydrologic Soil Groups, Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier, 570 , 141-155, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.12.042
  6. Pal Manali, Rajib Maity, M. Suman, S.K. Das, P. Patel and H.S. Srivastava (2017), Satellite based Probabilistic Assessment of Soil Moisture using C-band Quad-polarized RISAT 1 data, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55(3), 1351-1362, https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2016.2623378.
  7. Pal Manali, Rajib Maity and Sayan Dey (2016), Statistical Modelling of Vertical Soil Moisture Profile: Coupling of Memory and Forcing, Water Resources Management, Springer, 30(6), 1973-1986, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-016-1263-4
  • Book Chapters:
  1. .Sudardeva, and Pal, M., (2023), A Case Study on Estimating the Ecosystem Service Values (ESVs) Under Anthropogenic Influences for Chennai and Hyderabad, Disaster resil. & Green Growth, Manish Pandey et al. (Eds): River, Sediment and Hydrological Extremes: Causes, Impacts and Management. Springer Nature, accepted.
  2. Palagiri, H., and Pal, M., (2023), A Case Study in Evaluating Spatiotemporal Variations in Drought and Its Risk Assessment over Telangana Using Satellite Data, Manish Pandey et al. (Eds): River, Sediment and Hydrological Extremes: Causes, Impacts and Management. Springer Nature, accepted.
  3. Srikanth, B., and Pal, M., (2023), A Case Study on the Prediction of Heatwave Days Using Machine Learning Algorithms over Telangana, Disaster resil. & Green Growth, Manish Pandey et al. (Eds): River, Sediment and Hydrological Extremes: Causes, Impacts and Management. Springer Nature, accepted.
  4. Palagiri, H., Pal, M., Maity, R. (2023). Drought Monitoring Using Satellite Soil Moisture Data Over Godavari Basin, India. In: Timbadiya, P.V., Patel, P.L., Singh, V.P., Mirajkar, A.B. (eds) Geospatial and Soft Computing Techniques. HYDRO 2021. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 339. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-1901-7_1
  5. Palagiri, H., and Pal, M., (2022), Agricultural Drought Assessment using Satellite based Surface Soil Moisture Estimate, in River Dynamics and Flood Hazards: Studies on Risk and Mitigation, Springer Nature, Singapore,  DOI : 10.1007/978-981-19-7100-6.

 

PHDs Supervised

 Ongoing

1. Name : Palagiri Hussain

2. Name: Srikanth Bhoopathi

3. Name: Sudardeva

4. Name: Dasari Swetha

 

   

Workshops/Conferences

 

  1. Palagiri, H., and Pal, M., (2023). Agricultural Drought Risk Assessment in Southern Plateau and Hills using Multi Threshold Run Theory. Paper ID-308, 27th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering (HYDRO 2023).
  2. Sudardeva, and Pal, M., (2023). Development of Vertical Soil Moisture Profile for the Godavari basin using SMAP data. Paper ID-588, 27th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering (HYDRO 2023).
  3. Srikanth, B., and Pal, M., (2023). Prediction of heatwave days over Rajasthan using SVR. Paper ID-643, 27th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering (HYDRO 2023).
  4. Pal Manali, and Palagiri, H., (2023). Agricultural drought monitoring by ESA CCI soil moisture product. 40th IAHR World Congress is organized by the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2023.
  5. Sudardeva, Sandeep Kumar .C (CO), Umesh . T (CO), Aakansh Patel (CO), Manali Pal (2023). Assessing Ecosystem Service Values under Anthropogenic Influences for Hyderabad. 3rd International Workshop on BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE (BDCC), 16-19th February 2023, Organized by CORAL,  IIT Kharagpur.
  6. Palagiri, H., and Pal, M., (2023). Agricultural Drought Monitoring using Satellite based Surface Soil Moisture Data in Session HS4.2 – Drought and water scarcity: monitoring, modelling and forecasting to improve drought risk management. European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) 2023, (Abstract ID: EGU23-621).
  7. Pal, M., Srikanth, B., and Anusha M., (2022). Comparative Analysis of SVR and ANN in Heatwave Prediction over Rajasthan. Paper ID-207, 27th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources
    and Coastal Engineering (HYDRO 2022).
  8. Pandey M., and Pal, M., (2022). "Estimation of Maximum Scour Depth and Scour Pattern Around Submerged Spur-Dike" in "9th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (9th ISHS)". Proceedings of the 9th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures – 9th ISHS, 24-27 October 2022, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India. Palermo, Ahmad, Crookston, and Erpicum Editors. Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA, 10 pages (DOI: 10.26077/2802-25c6) (ISBN 978-1-958416-07-5).
  9. Palagiri, H., Pal, M., Maity, R., (2021). Drought Monitoring using Satellite Soil Moisture Data over Godavari Basin, India. Paper ID-72, 26th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering (HYDRO 2021).

  10.  Pal, M., Rajib Maity, J.V. Ratnam, M. Nonaka, and S. K. Behera, (2021), Evaluation of Machine Learning algorithms for long-lead forecasting of ENSO Modoki Index, AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract ID# 885820, December 13-17, 2018, New Orleans LA, USA.

  11. Pal Manali, and Rajib Maity (2020), Spatially-Varying Statistical Soil Moisture Profile Model by Coupling Memory and Forcing using Hydrologic Soil Groups to Estimate Vertical Soil Moisture Profile, In Session HS2.4.7 – Hydrological change: Regional hydrological behaviour under transient climate and land use conditions, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2020, (Abstract ID: EGU2020-6856). 

  12. Pal Manali, M. Suman, S. K. Das and Rajib Maity (2017), Probabilistic Assessment of Soil Moisture using C-band Quad-polarized Remote Sensing Data from RISAT1, In Session HS6.4 Remote sensing of soil moisture, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, (Abstract ID: EGU2017-14907).

Projects

 

  • Development of Global Vertical Soil Moisture Profile Database using SMAP Data, File Number: SRG/2021/001278, Cost-Rs. 1994040, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB-SRG), Government of India (January 2022 - January 20234). (Role-PI).

Additional Responsibility

Administrative Responsibility

  1. Program Corodinator for RS and GIS Division, Department of Civil Engineering
  2. Lab In-charge of Remote Sensing and GIS Lab