Vijaya Kumar Thota

Vijaya Kumar Thota

Department Geographie und Geowissenschaften
Institut für Geographie

Raum: Raum 02.103
Wetterkreuz 15
91058 Erlangen


Curriculum Vitae


Since October, 2023 : Research Assistant at Institute of Geography, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, Group : Remote Sensing & GIS

2021-23 : Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Civil Engineering (with a specialization in Geomatics) at IIT Roorkee , India

2014-18 : Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Civil Engineering at JNTUK, Andhra Pradesh, India


2021-23 : Senior Design Engineer at Larsen &Toubro Limited, Chennai, India


Contents of the section


Contents of the section


Cryosphere, remote sensing


UNLOC: Unlocking the glaciological information of historical aerial imagery to obtain long-term glacier mass balance information and to identify drivers of glacier changes on the Antarctic Peninsula, DFG


  • Long term mass balance of glaciers
  • Glacier dynamics
  • Surface and structural deformation


  • Photogrammetry
  • SAR interferometry
  • SAR intensity tracking
  • Altimetry
  • GNSS

Study areas

  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Himalayas

Internships & Exchanges

Oct 2022- Mar 2023 : Guest Researcher at Remote Sensing & Geoinformatics section, GFZ Potsdam, Germany

Oct 2022- Mar 2023: Co-PREPARE Master exchange research stay at University of Potsdam, Germany