Dr. Bappa Das  Scientist (Agricultural Meteorology)


                                                                                Address: G-8, Natural Resource Management,

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Phone: 0832-2284678 Ext. 112

                                                                Fax: 0832-2285649

                                                                Email: bappa.das@icar.gov.in, bappa.iari.1989@gmail.com



Academic background:

Ph. D. (Agricultural Physics) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2016

M.Sc. (Agricultural Physics) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2012
B.Sc. (Agri.) from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, 2010


Research interests

  1. Effect of climate change on crop yield through use of Crop Growth Simulation Models

  2. Statistical Crop Weather Model development for the major crops grown in West Coast Plains and Ghats

  3. Modeling of Reference Evapotranspiration with limited data availability

  4. Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in agriculture.

Membership in professional societies     

  1. Indian Society of Agrophysics

  2. Indian Society of Remote Sensing

  3. Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum

  4. Indian Science Congress Association

  5. Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research

  6. Association of Agrometeorologists


Awards and honours

  1. ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2017 by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

  2. Institute Merit Medal for outstanding academic performance in Doctor of Philosophy, 55th Convocation, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

  3. Young Scientist Award in the section of "Agriculture and forestry science" during the 104th Indian Science Congress at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh during 3rd to 7th January, 2017

  4. Best student of the year 2012 for outstanding academic performance during M.Sc. degree programme, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

  5. INSPIRE Fellowship for pursuing Ph. D. in Agricultural Physics after securing 1st rank in M.Sc. in Division of Agricultural Physics.

Research Publications


  • Paul, N.C., Sahoo, P.M., Sahoo, R.N., Das, Bappa, Biswas, A., Krishna, G., Rai, A., Ahmad, T. Comparative evaluation between multispectral and hyperspectral data for discrimination of fruit crops using statistical techniques. Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (Accepted).

  • Das, Bappa, Nair, B., Reddy, K.V., Paramesh V. (2018). Evaluation of multiple linear, neural network and penalised regression models for prediction of rice yield based on weather parameters for west coast of India. International Journal of Biometeorology 62, 1809–1822.

  • Das, Bappa, Sahoo, R.N., Biswas, A., Pargal, S., Krishna, G., Verma, R., Viswanathan, C., Sehgal, V.K., Gupta, V.K. Discrimination of rice genotypes using field spectroradiometry. Geocarto International (Accepted). doi: 10.1080/10106049.2018.1506507

  • Manjunath, B. L., Paramesh, V., Mahajan, G. R., Reddy, K. V., Das, Bappa, & Singh, N. P. (2018). A five years study on the selection of rice based cropping systems in Goa, for west coast region of India. Journal of Environmental Biology 39(3), 393-399.

  • Das, Bappa, Sahoo, R.N., Pargal, S., Krishna, G., Verma, R., Viswanathan, C., Sehgal, V.K., Gupta, V.K., Dash, S.K., Swain, P. (2017). Quantitative monitoring of sucrose, reducing sugar and total sugar dynamics for phenotyping of water-deficit stress tolerance in rice through spectroscopy and chemometrics. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 192, 41–51.

  • Barman, A., Pandey, R.N., Singh, B., Das, Bappa (2017). Manganese deficiency in wheat genotypes: Physiological responses and manganese deficiency tolerance index. Journal of Plant Nutrition 40(19), 2691-2708.

  • Das, Bappa, Sahoo, R.N., Pargal, S., Krishna, G., Verma, R., Viswanathan, C., Sehgal, V.K., Gupta, V.K. (2017). Comparison of different uni- and multi-variate techniques for monitoring leaf water status as an indicator of water-deficit stress in wheat through spectroscopy. Biosystems Engineering 160, 69-83.

  • Paramesh, V., Ravisankar, N., Das, Bappa, Reddy, K.V., and Singh N.P. (2017). Energy Budgeting and Sensitivity Analysis of Rice (Oryza sativa) – Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Cropping System in Indogangentic Plains of India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 6(3), 1534-1544.

  • Das, Bappa, Chakraborty, D., Singh, V. K., Ahmed, M., Singh, A.K., Barman, A. (2016). Evaluating Fertilization Effects on Soil Physical Properties Using a Soil Quality Index in an Intensive Rice-Wheat Cropping System. Pedosphere 26(6), 887–894.

  • Das, Bappa, Sahoo, R.N., Pargal, S., Krishna, G., Gupta, V.K., Verma, R., Viswanathan, C., (2016). Measuring leaf area index from colour digital image of wheat crop. Journal of Agrometeorology 18(1), 22-28.

  • Banerjee, V., Krishnan, P., Das, Bappa, Verma, A.P.S., Varghese, E. (2015). Crop Status Index as an indicator of wheat crop growth condition under abiotic stress situations. Field Crops Research 181, 16–31.

  • Das, Bappa, Sahoo, R.N., Pargal, S., Krishna, G., Verma, R., Tiwari, R., Viswanathan, C., Sehgal, V.K., Gupta, V.K. (2015). Spectral based non-invasive estimation of plant chlorophyll content. Journal of Agricultural Physics 15, 88-102.

  • Das, Bappa, Chakraborty, D., Singh, V.K., Aggarwal, P., Singh, R., Dwivedi, B.S. (2014). Effect of integrated nutrient management practice on soil aggregate properties, its stability and aggregate-associated carbon content in an intensive rice-wheat system. Soil and Tillage Research 136, 9-18.

  • Das, Bappa, Chakraborty, D., Singh, V.K., Aggarwal, P., Singh, R., Dwivedi, B.S. (2014). Effect of organic inputs on strength and stability of soil aggregates under rice-wheat rotation. International Agrophysics 28, 163-168.

Books, book chapters

  • Sahoo, R.N., Bajpai, V., Paul, N., Krishna, G., Das, Bappa, Patra, H., Mridha N. (2018). Orchard crop discrimination. In Spectrum of India. pp. 4-5. ISRO publication. ISBN No. 978-93-82760-29-0

  • Das, Bappa, Mahajan, G. R., Singh, R. (2019). Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Use in Detecting Abiotic Stresses in Agriculture. In Advances in Crop Environment Interaction. pp. 317-335. Springer, Singapore.

  • Saha, S., Singh, S.B., Chakrabarty, D., Choudhury, B. U., Das, Bappa, Chowdhury, S., Syiem, E.K., Ngachan, S.V. (2016). Analyzing Mizoram Weather – A Synthesis, pp. 1-100 (ISBN: 978-93-5258-319-5)


  • Mahajan, G. R., Das, Bappa, Manjunath, B.L., Reddy, V.K., Manivannan, S., Verma, R.R., Singh N.P., 2017. Weather trends of last fourteen years (2002-2015) at ICAR – Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Old Goa'

  • Saha, S. and Das, Bappa, (2018). Radiation Budget of Earth