Dr. Shuhab D Khan, Professor and Faculty Graduate Advisor, University of Houston, USA, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences visited Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD) on Friday 22 June 2018 on the invitation of Prof. Dr. Athar Hussain, Head CCRD.
Dr. Shuhab Khan introduced himself to CCRD Faculty and briefly explained his research work at University of Houston in a power point presentation. Dr. Khan’s areas of interest include Geological Remote Sensing, Tectonics, Reservoir Analog Studies, and Petroleum Geology.
Dr. Khan presented his work regarding 'The source and fate of mercury in Hunza River basin, Northern Areas, and Pakistan’. He informed that people in northern areas of Pakistan are engaged in gold mining by using mercury. Mercury evaporated into atmosphere during gold processing and ultimately gets deposited on land and water with Hunza Lake being the sink for mercury. He also shared his work on identification of faults using three geophysical techniques i.e., seismic, LiDar, and gravity in highly populated medical center and university areas in Houston, USA. Dr. Shuhab mentioned about his work on estimation of methane emissions from landfill sites.
Later, the CCRD Team introduced themselves to Dr. Khan and expressed their interest in understanding importance and application of GIS and Remote Sensing for Climate Change Impact Analysis and Adaptation. Evaluation of Spatial Data for climate change analysis and adaptation was also discussed.