Dr.Lijo Jose

Assistant Professor
Full Name:
Lijo Jose
Assistant Professor
Educational Qualifications:
MSc Physics (IIT Madras, Chennai 2005) PhD (Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum, Degree, University of Kerala 2013
Awards and Achievements:
  • Research Associateship from the National Academy of Sciences, India (Jan 2014-Dec 2014).
  • Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference 2013 Young Scientist Award.
  • Research Associateship from Indian Space Research Organization (2013).
  • Research Fellowship from Indian Space Research Organization (2007-2012).
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2007) with a score of 96 percentile.
Area of Specialization:
Atmospheric & Space Sciences: Solar-Terrestrial relationship, Radio remote sensing of Equatorial and Low Latitude Ionosphere, Ionospheric irregularities, Ionospheric response to geomagnetic storms, Effects of lower-atmospheric forcings on thermosphere-ionosphere system.
Research Guidance:
MG University Order No. 7331/A6/1/RG/7037/2017/Academic Dated 15/12/2017
Papers Presented:
  1. Smitha V. Thampi, Lijo Jose, Tarun Kumar Pant and M. R. Sivaraman, Investigations on the day-to-day variability of Equatorial Ionization Anomaly (EIA) in the Indian region using Total Electron Content (TEC) observations, National Space Science Symposium (NSSS), Ooty, 2008.
  2. Lijo Jose, Sudha Ravindran and Tarun kumar Pant, Investigation of the response time of equatorial ionosphere as manifested in equatorial ionization anomaly and equatorial electrojet, ECAR, 2008.
  3. Veena Suresh Babu, Geetha Ramkumar, Lijo Jose, and Sudha Ravindran, ‘Short and Long Period Oscillations in the Middle and Upper Atmosphere’, MST 12, Twelfth International Workshop on Technical and Scientific Aspects of MST Radar, London, Canada, 17-23 May 2009.
  4. Sudha Ravindran, Lijo Jose, Manju and R. Sridharan, Results from the radio sounding of the equatorial ionosphere in the Indian Zone, IRI 2009 Workshop, Kagoshima, Japan, 2009.
  5. Lijo Jose, Sudha Ravindran, S. Alex, and T. K. Pant 'Prediction of Equatorial Ionization Anomaly (EIA) parameters from Integrated Equatorial Electrojet (EEJ) strength' National Space Science Symposium (NSSS), Rajkot, 24-27 February 2010.
  6. Lijo Jose,Sreeja, Sudha Ravindran, and T. K. Pant 'Duration of ESF from Digisonde derived Vz' National Space Science Symposium (NSSS), Rajkot, 24-27 February 2010.
  7. Mridula, Sudha Ravindran, T. K. Pant, Lijo Jose, Temporal evolution of equatorial ionosphere over a day, National Space Science Symposium (NSSS), Rajkot, 24-27 February 2010.
  8. Jose, T. K. Pant, C. Vineeth and Sumod, S. G, “Electron Density variation during the Annular solar Eclipse: An investigation using the Modern Digisonde”, National Workshop Results On Solar Eclipse (NawRoSE), Trivandrum, India, 2011.
  9. Vineeth C., Jose, T. K. Pant “Planetary Wave Oscillations in the Occurrence time of Equatorial Spread-F”, Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale-General Assembly (URSI-GA), Turkey, 2011.
  10. Smitha V. Thampi, M. Yamamoto, R. T. Tsunoda, Lijo Jose, and T.K. Pant “GNU Radio Beacon Receiver (GRBR) observations of Large-Scale Wave Structure (LSWS) and Equatorial Spread F (ESF)” Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale-General Assembly (URSI-GA), Turkey, 2011.
  11. Lijo Jose, Tarun Kumar Pant and C. Vineeth Influence of Planetary Waves in Modulating the Occurrence time of Equatorial Spread-F” Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, 2013 (AP-RASC’13), Taipai, Taiwan, 2013
Papers Published:
  1. Jose, L, Ravindran, C. Vineeth, T. K. Pant and S. Alex (2011), “Investigation of the Response time of the Equatorial Ionosphere in context of the Equatorial Electrojet and Equatorial Ionisation Anomaly”, Ann. Geophys., 29, 1267-1275.
  2. Sreeja, V, T. K. Pant, Jose and S. Ravindran (2011), “Long Duration Westward Electric Field Penetration to the Dayside Equatorial Ionosphere during the Main Phase of the Geomagnetic Storm on 22 July 2009”, J. Geophys.Res., 116, A03303, doi: 10.1029/2010JA016013.
  3. Sreeja, V., T. K. Pant, and Jose (2011), “Reply to comment by S. Tulasi Ram et al. on Westward electric field penetration to the dayside equatorial ionosphere during the main phase of the geomagnetic storm on 22 July 2009”, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A08304, doi: 10.1029/2011JA016710.
  4. Pant, T. K., C. Vineeth, S. G. Sumod and Jose (2011) “Evidence for the Lowering of the Centroid of Daytime Thermospheric O (1D) 630.0 nm emission over the Magnetic Equator: - First results”, Adv. Space Res., 47, 729–735, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2010.08.011.
  5. Mridula, N., G. Manju, T. K. Pant, S. Ravindran, Jose, and S. Alex (2011), “On the significant impact ofthe moderate geomagnetic disturbance of March 2008 on the equatorial ionization anomaly region over Indian longitudes”, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A07312, doi:10.1029/2011JA016615.
  6. Vineeth, C, K. Pant, K. K. Kumar, L. Jose, S. G. Sumod and S. Alex (2011), “Counter Equatorial Electrojets:- Analysis of the variability in Daytime Mesopause Temperature and Winds”, J. Solar Terr. Phys., 75-76,115-121,doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.01.005.
  7. Sumod, S. G, T. K. Pant, Jose, M. Hossain and K. K. Kumar (2011), Signatures of sudden stratospheric warming on equatorial ionosphere thermosphere system”, J. Planet. Space Sci., 63-64, 49-55  doi:10.1016/j.pss.2011.08.005.
  8. Manju, G., R. Sridharan, P. Sreelatha, S. Ravindran, M. K. Madhav Haridas, Tarun K. Pant, P. Pradeep Kumar, R. Satheesh Thampi, Neha Naik, N. Mridula, Lijo Jose,G. Sumod, (2012). “A novel probe for in-situ electron density and neutral wind (ENWi) measurements in the near earth space”, J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 74, 81-86, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.10.004.
  9. Thampi, S. V., R. T. Tsunoda, Jose, and T. K. Pant (2012), “Ionogram signatures of large-scale wave structure and their relation to equatorial spread F”, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A08314, doi:10.1029/2012JA017592.
  10. Mala S. Bagiya, R. Sridharan, Surendra Sunda, Lijo Jose, Tarun K. Pant and Rajkumar Chaudhary (2014), “Critical assessment of the forecasting capability of L-band scintillations over the magnetic equatorial region – Campaign results”, Atmos. Terr. Phys., 110-111, 15-22, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2014.01.012.
  11. Sridharan, R, Mala S. Bagiya, Surendra Sunda, Rajkumar Choudhary, Tarun K. Pant and Lijo Jose (2014), “First results on forecasting the spatial occurrence pattern of L-band scintillations and its temporal evolution”, Atmos. Terr. Phys., 119, 53-62,doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2014.06.015
  12. Janardhan, P., K. Bisoi, S. Ananthakrishnan, M. Tokumaru, K. Fujiki, L. Jose, and R. Sridharan (2015), “A Twenty Year Decline in Solar Photospheric Magnetic Fields: Inner-Heliospheric Signatures and Possible Implications?”, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi: 10.1002/2015JA021123.
  13. Bagiya, M. S., Sridharan, S. Sunda, L. Jose, T. K. Pant, and R. Choudhary (2015), “Impact of the perturbation zonal velocity variation on the spatio/temporal occurrence pattern of L band scintillation—A case study”, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JA021322
  14. Sridharan, R, Lijo Jose, Mala Bagiya, Surendra Sunda, R K Chaudhary, Tarun K Pant (2015), “Refinement of the background ionopsheric conditions and plausible explanation based on neutral dynamics for the occurrence/non-occurrence of L-band scintillation patches against forecast”, Atmos. Terr. Phys. 133, 18-24, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.07.018
  15. Janardhan, P, Susanta Kumar Bisoi, S. Ananthakrishnan, R. Sridharan and Jose  (2015), “Solar and Interplanetary Signatures of a Maunder-like Grand Solar Minimum around the Corner - Implications to Near-Earth Space “, Sun and Geosphere  10/2, 147-156. [ ISSN 1819-0839]
  16. Jose, L., Vineeth, C., & Pant, T. K. (2017). Impact of stratospheric sudden warming on the occurrence of the equatorial spread-F. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122.
  17. Jose, L., Vineeth, C., Pant, T. K., & Kumar, K. K. (2020). Response of the equatorial ionosphere to the annular solar eclipse of 15 January 2010. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125, e2019JA027348.
Coordinator, RUSA (2020 - )