The facilities at the Institute of Erosion studies include the following:

  • Library

A standard research library with current books, journals and other materials in various areas of soil erosion studies, flood hard/flood risk assessment, environmental pollution, climatology and other specialized areas of environmental degradation.

  • Standard Laboratory

The IES has a standard and well-equipped laboratory with state of the art equipment for geological, hydrological, geotechnical and engineering studies. The following engineering geological tests are carried out at the IES:

  1. Specific gravity
  2. Compaction Test(Proctor)
  3. Direct Shear Test
  4. Consolidation Test
  5. Atterberg limits
  6. Sieve Analysis
  7. Density Tests (Bulk/Dry Density tests)
  8. California Bearing Test
  9. Infiltration Test
  10. Permeability Test
  11. Soil Porosity Test
  12. Moisture Content Test, etc.
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Figure 1. Geotechnical/Engineering Geological Laboratory at IES


  • Automated Meteorological (Weather) Station

The Institute of Erosion Studies (IES) has an Automated Weather Station (AWS). The weather monitoring station is equipped with different sensors capable of measuring weather parameters such as wind speed and direction, air temperature, air humidity, air pressure, rain amount, duration and intensity, etc. The weather data may be sent wirelessly through the cellular network as a text message or Short Messaging System (SMS) or collected from the station using USB computer devices.

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Figure 2. Automated Weather Station at IES

At IES, daily meteorological data from 2016 till date are available and can be obtained in digital format. The available data sets include:

  1. Wind Speed (AN2)
  2. Rain Guage (RG2)
  3. DL2e Temperature (TMI)
  4. Solar Radiation (ES2)
  5. Air Pressure (B55)
  6. Relative Humidity (RH2)
  7. Air Temperature (TMI)
  8. Wind Direction (WD2)
  9. Ultra Violet (UVP)
  10. Total PAR (BFB)
  11. Energy (BFW)
  12. Wetness Sensing (SWS)
  13. Soil Temperature
  14. Domsol (GSI)
  15. Domsol Up (GSI)
  16. Domsol Down (GSI)
  17. Total PAR (GS5)
  18. Net Radiation(NR2)
  19. Sunshine hours (BFD)


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