​Dr. Saumik Samanta​Saumik-large.jpg

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Earth Sciences,
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
email: saumik.papan@gmail.com
 
 

Biography

B.Sc. (Hons) (Geology) Jadavpur University, India
M.Sc. (Applied Geology) Jadavpur University, India
Ph.D. (Earth Sciences) Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India
 
 

Research Interest

Chemical Oceanography
Biogeochemistry
Cycling of trace elements and isotopes in aquatic system
Solute-particle interactions in aquatic system
Anthropogenic trace elements and its effect in aquatic system

 

List of Publications

Samanta, S, Dalai, TK, Tiwari, SK and Rai, SK (2018) Sources of water in the Ganga (Hooghly) River estuary, India: How important is the groundwater discharge? Marine Chemistry (under review)
Samanta, S and  Dalai, TK (2018) Massive generation of heavy metals in the Ganga River estuary, India: Global importance of solute-particle interaction and enhanced metal fluxes to the oceans. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (accepted, in press)
Samanta, S, Amrutha, K, Dalai, TK and  Kumar, S (2017) Heavy  metals  in  the  Ganga  (Hooghly)  River  estuary  sediment  column: Evaluation of association, geochemical cycling and anthropogenic enrichment. Environmental Earth Sciences 76, 140.
Samanta, S and  Dalai, TK (2016) Dissolved and particulate Barium in the Ganga (Hooghly) river estuary, India: Solute particle interactions and enhanced dissolved flux to the oceans. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 195, 1-28.
Samanta, S,  Dalai, TK, Pattanaik,  JK, Rai, SK and Mazumdar, A (2015) Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and its δ13C in the Ganga (Hooghly) river estuary, India: Evidence of DIC generation via organic carbon degradation and carbonate dissolution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 165, 226-248.