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Gender male
National Institute of Oceanography, Goa ( NIO)
Dona Paula Dona Paula 403 004
Regional Centre, 179 Lawsons Bay Colony
Andhra Pradesh
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Chemical Oceanography , Chemical Oceanography
Research Activities Time-series observations at various time scales, stable isotopes use as tracer to identify food web dynamics, trace gases (CO2, N2O, CH4 and DMS) cycling.. Biogeochemistry modelling, atmospheric chemistry

Research Region 71
Skills/Expertise Biogeochemistry and material cycling in the land-ocean-atmosphere boundary
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr V.v.s.s. SARMA)

1. Sarma, V.V.S.S., Kumar, M.D., George, M.D. and Rajendran, A. 1996. Seasonal variations in inorganic carbon components in the central and eastern Arabian Sea. Current Science, 71, 852-856. 2. de Sousa, S.N., Kumar, M.D., Sardessai, S., Sarma, V.V.S.S., and Shirodkar, P.V., 1996. Seasonal variability in oxygen and nutrients in the central and eastern Arabian Sea. Current Science, 71, 847-851. 3. Sarma, V.V.S.S., Kumar, M.D. and George, M.D. 1998. The central and eastern Arabian Sea as a perennial source of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Tellus, 50B, 179-184. 4. Kumar, M.D., Sarma, V.V.S.S., Ramaiah, N., Gauns, M. and de Sousa, S.N. 1998. Biogeochemical significance of transparent exopolymer particles in the Indian Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 25, 81-84. 5. Patra, P.K., Lal, S., Venkataramani, S., Gauns, M. and Sarma, V.V.S.S. 1998. Seasonal variability in distribution and fluxes of methane in the Arabian Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 103, 1167-1176. 6. Patra, P.K., Lal, S.S., Venkataramani, S., de Sousa, S.N., Sarma, V.V.S.S., and Sardessai, S., 1999. Seasonal and spatial variability in nitrous oxide distribution in the Arabian Sea. Deep-Sea Research, 46, 529-543. 7. Naqvi, S.W.A., George, M.D., Narvekar, P.V., Jayakumar, D.A., Shailaja, M.S., Sardesai, S., Sarma, V.V.S.S., Shenoy, D.M., Naik, H., Maheswaran, P.A., Kumari, K.K., Rajesh, G., Sudhir, A.K., Binu, M.S. 1998, Severe fish mortality associated with ?red tide? observed in the sea off Cochin. Current Science, 75, 543-544. 8. Sardessai, S., Sarma, V.V.S.S., and Kumar, M.D. 1999. Particulate organic carbon and particulate humic material in the Arabian Sea. Indian journal of Marine Sciences, 28, 5-9. 9. Sarma, Y.V.B., Rama Rao, E.P., Saji, P.K., and Sarma, V.V.S.S. 1999. Hydrography and Circulation of the Bay of Bengal during withdrawal phase of the southwest monsoon. Oceanologica Acta, 22, 453-471. 10. Naqvi, S.W.A., Jayakumar, D.A., Narvekar, P.V., Naik, H., Sarma, V.V.S.S., D?Souza, W., Joseph, S. and George, M.D. 2000. Increased marine production of N2O due to intensifying anoxia on the Indian continental shelf. Nature, 408, 346-349. 11. Sarma, V.V.S.S., Kumar, M.D., Gauns, M. and Madhupratap, M. 2000. Seasonal controls on surface pCO2 in the central and eastern Arabian Sea. Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth Planet. Sci.), 109, 471-479. 12. Sarma, V.V.S.S. 2000. Seasonal change in effect of surface pCo2 and air-sea exchange in the Arabian Sea. PORSEC Proceedings, Goa, India, 1, 416-420. 13. Shenoy, D.M., Kumar, M.D., and Sarma, V.V.S.S. 2000. Controls of dimethyl sulphide in the Bay of Bengal during BOBMEX-Pilot cruise 1998. Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth Planet. Sci.), 109, 279-283. 14. Ramaiah, N., Sarma, V.V.S.S., Gauns, M., Kumar, M.D., and Madhupratap, M. 2000. Abundance and relationship of bacteria with transparent exopolymer particles during the 1996 summer monsoon in the Arabian Sea. Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth Planet. Sci.), 109, 443-451. 15. Kumar, S.P., Madhupratap, M., Kumar, M.D., Gauns, M., Muraleedharan, P.M., Sarma, V.V.S.S., and de Sousa, S.N. 2000. Physical control of primary productivity on a seasonal scale in central and eastern Arabian Sea. Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth Planet. Sci.), 109, 433-441. 16. Sarma, V.V.S.S., Kumar, M.D., and Manerikar, M. 2001. Emission of carbon dioxide from a tropical estuarine system, Goa, India. Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 1239-1242. 17. Sarma, V.V.S.S. and Narvekar, P.V. 2001. A Study on inorganic carbon components in the Andaman Sea during the post monsoon season. Oceanologica Acta, 24, 125-134. 18. Kumar, S.P., Ramaiah, N., Gauns, M., Sarma, V.V.S.S., Muraleedharan, P.M., Raghukumar, S., Kumar, M.D., and Madhupratap, M. 2001. Physical forcing of biological productivity in the Northern Arabian Sea during the Northeast Monsoon. Deep-Sea Research II, 1115-1126. 19. Sarma, V.V.S.S. 2000. Biogeochemical cycling of carbon in the Arabian Sea. Proceedings of Indian Science Congress, Pune, India. 20. Kumar, S.P., Madhupratap, M., Kumar, M.D., Muraleedharan, P.M., de Sousa, S.N., Gauns, M and Sarma, V.V.S.S. 2001. High biological productivity in the central Arabian Sea during the summer monsoon driven by Ekman pumping and lateral advection. Current Science, 81, 1633-1638. 21. Narvekar, P.V., Sarma, V.V.S.S. and Kumar, M.D. 1997. Marchem: A GW-Basic program for computing fundamental parameters in the chemical Oceanography, CSIR, New Delhi. 22. Naqvi, S.W.A., Sarma, V.V.S.S., and Jayakumar, D.A. 2002. Carbon cycling in the northern Arabian Sea during the northeast monsoon: significance of salps. Marine Ecological Progress Series, 226, 35-44. 23. Kumar, M.D., Shenoy, D.M., Sarma, V.V.S.S., George, M.D. and Dandekar, M. 2002. Export fluxes of dimethylsulfoniopropionate and its break down gases at the air-sea interface. Geophysical Research Letters, 29,2,10.1029/2001GL013967. 24. Sarma, V.V.S.S. 2002. An evaluation of physical and biogeochemical processes regulating the perennial sub-oxic conditions in water column of the Arabian Sea. Global Biogeochemical Cycles,16, 4, 1082, doi :10.1029/2001GB001461. 25. Sarma, V.V.S.S. 2002. An evaluation of physical and biogeochemical processes regulating oxygen minimum zone (OMZ) in water column of the Bay of Bengal. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 16,4,1099, doi :10.1029/2002GB001920. 26. Sarma, V.V.S.S., Ono, T., and Saino, T. 2002. Increase in total alkalinity due to shoaling of aragonite saturation depth: influence of anthropogenic carbon inputs. Geophysical Research Letters, 29,20,1971, doi :10.1029/2002GL015135. 27. Sarma, V.V.S.S., Swati, P.S., Kumar, M.D., Kumar, S.P., Madhupratap, M., Ramaswamy, V., Sarin, M.M., Gauns, M., Bhattathiri, P.M.A., and Ramaiah, N. 2003. Carbon budgets for the eastern and central Arabian Sea. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 17, 1102, doi:10.1029/2002GB001978. 28. Sarma, V.V.S.S. 2003. Monthly variability in surface pCO2 and its net air-sea exchange in the Arabian Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 108, 3255, doi:10.1029/2001JC001062. 29. Sarma, V.V.S.S., O. Abe, and T. Saino, 2003. Chromatographic separation system of nitrogen, argon and oxygen in dissolved air for determination of triple oxygen isotopes by Dual-inlet mass spectrometry, Anal. Chem., 75, 4913-4917. 30. Sarma, V.V.S.S., 2004, Net oxygen production rates in the Arabian Sea using Modular Ocean Model. Global Biogeochem. Cycles., 18, GB4001, doi 10.1029/2003GB002198. 31. Sarma, V.V.S.S., O. Abe, and T. Saino, 2005. Gross productivity of the Sagami Bay using triple oxygen isotopes. Limnol. Oceanogr.,. 50, 544-552. 32. Sarma, V.V.S.S., T. Saino, K. Sasaoka, T. Ono, M. Ishii, H.Y.Inoue, and K. Matsumoto, 2006. Estimation of basin-scale pCO2 distribution using satellite SST, Chla, and climatological salinity, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 20, GB3005, doi: 10.1029/2005GB002594. 33. Sarma, V.V.S.S., O. Abe, and T. Saino, 2006. Shortterm variations of triple oxygen isotopes and Gross oxygen production in the Sagami Bay, Central Japan, Limnology and Oceanography, 51, 1432-1442. 34. Sarma, V.V.S.S. 2006. The influence of Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) on biogeochemistry of carbon in the Arabian Sea during 1997-98, Journal of Earth System Science, 115, 433-450. 35. Sarma, V.V.S.S., M.D. Kumar, and T. Saino, 2006. Impact of sinking fluxes of carbon on deep water DIC, Biogeochemistry, DOI:10.1007/s10533-006-9055-1. 36. Sarma, V.V.S.S., Abe, O., and Saino, T. 2006. Continuous shipboard sampling system for determination of triple oxygen isotopes and O2/Ar ratios by dual-inlet mass spectrometry, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom.20: 3503-3508. 37. P. K. Patra, M. Dileep Kumar, N. Mahowald and V. V. S. S. Sarma (2007) Atmospheric deposition and surface stratification as controls of contrasting chlorophyll abundance in the North Indian Ocean. J. Geophys. Res, 112, doi: 10,1029/2006JC003885, 2007. 38. G.V.M. Gupta, V.V.S.S. Sarma, R.S. Robin, A.V. Raman, M. Jai Kumar, M. Rakesh, and B.R. Subramanian, (2008) Influence of Net Ecosystem metabolism in transferring rivering organic carbon to atmospheric CO2 in a tropical coastal lagoon (Chilika Lake, India), Biogeochemistry, DOI: 10.1007/ s10533-008-9183-x. 39. V.V.S.S. Sarma, O. Abe and T. Saino, (2008) Spatial variations in time- integrated plankton metabolic rates in the Sagami Bay using triple oxygen isotopes and O2/Ar ratios, Limnology and Oceanography (in press) 40. Sarma, V.V.S.S.,(2009). Net Community Production in the northern Indian Ocean, In: Indian Ocean biogeochemical processes and ecological variability, American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, USA, 239-256. 41. Sarma, V.V.S.S., Harikrishna, N, Sarma, V.V., Reddy, NPC., Sadhuram, Y., and Kumar, M.D., 2009. Daily variations in plankton metabolic rates in a tropical estuary, India: Influence of river discharge. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Sciences, 85, 515-524. 42. Abe, O., Watanabe, A., Sarma, V.V.S.S., Matsui, Y.,Yamano, H., Yoshida, N., Saino, T., 2010. Air-sea gas transfer in a shallow, flowing and coastal environment estimated by dissolved inorganic carbon and dissolved oxygen analysis, J. Oceanography, 66, 363-372. 43. Sarma, V.V.S.S., O. Abe, M. Honda, and T. Saino, 2010. Estimation of gas transfer velocity using stable oxygen isotopes, J. Oceanography, 66, 505-512. 44. Sarma, V.V.S.S. et al., 2010. Intra-annual variability in the nutrients in the tropical Godavari estuary, India, Continental Shelf Res., 20, 2005-2014. 45. K. Manisha, V.V.S.S. Sarma, N.P.C. Reddy et al., 2011. Meso-scale atmospheric events promote phytoplankton blooms in the coastal Bay of Bengal. J. Earth Sys. Sci., (in press) 46. Sarma. V.V.S.S., N.A. Kumar, et al. 2011. High CO2 emissions from the tropical Godavari estuary (India) associated with monsoon river discharges. Geophys. Res. Lettrs., 38, L08601, doi: 10.1029/2011GL046928. 47. Srinivas, B., M.M. Sarin, and V.V.S.S. Sarma. 2011. Atmospheric dry deposition of inorganic and organic nitrogen to the Bay of Bengal: Impact of continental outflow. Marine Chemistry, 127, 170-179. 48. Sarma, V.V.S.S., M.S. Krishna, V.D. Rao, R. Viswanadham, N.A. Kumar, T.R. Kumar, et.al., 2012. Sources and sinks of CO2 in the west coast of Bay of Bengal. Tellus-B, 64, 10961, doi: 10.3402/tellusb.v6i0.10961. 49. Acharyya, T., V.V.S.S. Sarma, B. Sridevi, V. Venkataramana, M.D. Bharathi, et al., 2012. Reduced river discharge intensifies phytoplankton bloom in Godavari estuary, India. Marine Chemistry, in press. 50. Sarma, V.V.S.S., J. Arya, Ch.V. Subbaiah, S.A. Naidu, L. Gawade, P.P. Kumar, N.P.C. Reddy. 2012. Stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen in suspended matter and sediments from the Godavari estuary. Journal of Oceanography, in press. 51. Sarma, V.V.S.S., R. Viswanadham, G.D. Rao, V.R. Prasad, B.S.K. Kumar, S.A. Naidu, N.A. Kumar, D.B. Rao,T. Sridevi, M.S.R. Krishna, N.P.C. Reddy, Y. Sadhuram, and T.V.R. Murty, 2012. Carbon dioxide emissions from Indian monsoonal estuaries, Geophysical Research Letters, in press. 52. Levy, M., M. Lengaigne, L. Bopp, E.M. Vincent, G. Madec, C. Ethe, D. Kumar, V.V.S.S. Sarma, 2012. Contribution of hurricanes to the air-sea CO2 flux: a global view. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, in press. 53. Sarma, V.V.S.S., B. Sridevi, K. Maneesha, T. Sridevi, S.A. Naidu, V.R. Prasad, V. Venkataramana, T. Acharya, M.D. Bharati, Ch.V. Subbaiah, B.S. Kiran, N.P.C. Reddy, V.V.Sarma, Y. Sadhuram, T.V.R. Murty. 2013. Impact of atmospheric and physical forcings on biogeochemical cycling of dissolved oxygen and nutrients in the coastal Bay of Bengal, Journal of Oceanography, in press. 54. Sarma, V.V.S.S., M.S. Krishna, R.Viswanadham, G.D. Rao, V.D. Rao, B. Sridevi, B.S.K. Kumar, V.R. Prasad, Ch.V. Subbaiah, T. Acharyya and D. Bandopadhyay, 2013. Intensified oxygen minimum zone on the western shelf of Bay of Bengal during summer monsoon: Influence of river discharge, Journal of Oceanography, 69, 45-55.

Group(s): IOC , Ocean Sciences
Created: 2011-04-26 Last Updated: 2015-07-02 by V.v.s.s. SARMA