Welcome to the School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University




Sneha Arunkumar Gokani  Post-doctoral fellow


Office Room no. 302, behind Ocean building


Email:   gokanisneha@gmail.com


Mailing   AddressRoom no. 302, behind Ocean building, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China



June, 2006- April, 2009

B.Sc., (Physics)

Shivaji University

June, 2009 – April, 2011

M.Sc., (Physics)

Shivaji University

Jan, 2013- November, 2017

Ph.D. (Physics)

Mumbai University

December, 2017- December, 2018 – Research Associate at Indian Institute of geomagnetism, Mumbai


December, 2011 – December, 2012 – Project Assistant at Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai

Research interests

Lightning generated whistlers, VLF techniques, Radiation belt dynamics, Space Weather



  1. Gokani, S. A., R. Singh, M. B.      Cohen, S. Kumar, K. Venkatesham, A. K. Maurya, R. Selvakumaran, and J.      Lichtenberger (2015), Very low latitude (L = 1.08) whistlers and      correlation with lightning activity, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120,      doi:10.1002/2015JA021058.

  2. Sneha A Gokani and Rajesh Singh (2016), Very Low Latitude      Whistlers (L=1.08): Arrival Azimuth Determination, Current Science,      VOL. 111, NO. 198 1, 10 JULY 2016

  3. Sneha A.      Gokani, Rajesh Singh, S. Tulasi Ram,      K. Venkatesham, B. Veenadhari, Sandeep Kumar and R. Selvakumaran, Rare      observation of daytime whistlers at low latitude (L=1.08), Adv. Space      Res., 10.1016/j.asr.2017.07.035, 2017.

  4. Sneha A.      Gokani, Mike Kosch, Mark Clilverd,      craig J. Rodger and Ashwini K. Sinha, What fraction of the outer radiation      belt relativistic electron flux was lost to the atmosphere during the      dropout event of the St Patrick’s Day storm of 2015?, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, Under Revision      (2019).

  5. Prateek Srivastava, S. Gokani, A.      K. Maurya, R. Singh, Sushil Kumar, B. Veenadhari, R. Selvakumaran, A. K.      Singh, Devendra Siingh, J. Litchenberger (2013), Correlation of      Low Latitude Whistlers with conjugate source lightning discharges and      their propagation characteristics, Adv. Space Res., Volume      52, Issue 11, 1 December 2013, Pages 1966–1973

  6. R. Selvakumaran, Ajeet K.Maurya, Sneha      A. Gokani, B.Veenadhari, Sushil Kumar, K. Venkatesham, D. V.      Phanikumar, Abhay K.Singh, Devendraa Siingh, Rajesh Singh (2015),      Solar flares induced D-region ionospheric and geomagnetic perturbations, J.      Atmos. Space Terr. Phys. 123(2015)102–112

  7. Abhay K. Singh; S. B. Singh; Rajesh Singh;      S. Gokani, Ashok K. Singh, Devendraa Siingh; Janos Lichtenberger (2014),Whistlers detected and analyzed by Automatic Whistler Detector (AWD)      at low latitude Indian stations, J. Atmos. Space Terr. Phys.

  8. Rajesh Singh; Ajeet K. Maurya; B.      Veenadhari; Sneha A. Gokani; R. Selvakumaran; Moris B. Cohen;      Olivier Chanrion; Torsten Neubert (2014); First Observation of      Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) in Indian Sub-continent, Current      Science

  9. Maurya, A. K., B. Veenadhari, R. Singh, S.      Kumar, M. B. Cohen, R. Selvakumaran, S. Gokani, P. Pant, A. K.      Singh, and U. S. Inan (2012), Nighttime D-region electron density      measurements from ELF-VLF tweek radio atmospherics recorded at low      latitudes, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A11308,      doi:10.1029/2012JA017876

  10. Rajesh Singh,D. Siingh, Sneha A Gokani, P.      Bhuchunde, R. P. Singh (2015),      16-17 June 2013 Kedarnath (India) Disaster:      Climate, Topographical and Meteorological Investigation of Causes , NHESS


Course work lectures to Ph.D. students at Indian institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai


1.PSSI Oral presentation Award for best oral presentationin a conference in 28th National symposium on Plasma Science and Technology , Plasma -2013,KIIT,3 – 6december ,2013,Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India (Oral).

2.3rd prize in URSI student paper competition in Regional Conference on Radio Sciences 2-5 January, 2014, Pune , India.

3.Visited South African National Space Agency (SANSA, South Africa) under SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS) Program – 2016 for a period of three months (September-December, 2016). Worked on the determination of fraction of the flux precipitated into the atmosphere during dropout event of St. Patrick’s day storm of 2015 under Prof. Mike Kosch.

4.An article as a highlight on young scientists, for vol.14 of the VarSITI newsletter.

5.Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists by COSPAR Bureau following the recommendations of the ASR publication committee (2018).



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