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Dr. N. R. Patel | Agrometeorology Award | Excellence in Research

Dr. N. R. Patel, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, India

Dr. N. R. Patel is a distinguished scientist specializing in Agricultural Remote Sensing and Satellite Agrometeorology. Currently serving as Scientist ‘G’ and Head at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO. With a Ph.D. in Agrometeorology, he holds extensive experience spanning over two decades at various positions within ISRO. Dr. Patel has received numerous accolades including the prestigious Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award. His contributions have been recognized globally through awards and editorships in prominent journals. 🌱🛰️🏆

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🎓 Academic Journey

Dr. N. R. Patel pursued his academic career with fervor, earning his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from Gujarat Agricultural University, specializing in Agriculture, Agronomy, and ultimately Agrometeorology in 1996.

🌍 Professional Experience

He has held various positions at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, ascending to the role of Scientist ‘G’ and Head of the Agriculture Department.

🏆 Awards and Recognition

His remarkable contributions have been acknowledged through numerous awards, including the prestigious Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award.

Research Focus

Dr. N. R. Patel’s research primarily revolves around leveraging remote sensing techniques to assess and mitigate agricultural drought. His work delves into developing and refining indices like Vegetation Condition Index (VCI), Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI), and Temperature/Vegetation Condition Index (TVDI). By integrating satellite data with meteorological parameters, he enhances understanding of drought dynamics and its impact on crop yield prediction. Additionally, his studies explore spatio-temporal patterns of drought stress, desertification assessment, and carbon-water flux interlinkages in diverse ecosystems. Dr. Patel’s multidisciplinary approach contributes significantly to sustainable agricultural practices and climate resilience. 🛰️🌱

N. R. Patel | Agrometeorology Award | Excellence in Research

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