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Hydrological Cycle Laboratory

About the laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Name of the institution of higher learning:
P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Fields of scientific research:
Earth and Related Environmental sciences

Extra-tropical hydrological cycle in the current and future climate: uncertainties and predictability.

Leading scientist


Leading scientist's full name: Groisman, Pavel Yakovlevich

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Academic degree and title:
Doctor of sciences, professor

Job title:
Senior researcher at the University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR) at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) under the National Oceans and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA)

Field of scientific interests:
1. Climate variability.
2. Global climate changes.
3. Parameterization of climatic processes using climate observation data and environmental changes research.
4. Field measurements (primarily, atmospheric precipitation, temperature, wind, and snow cover).
5. Water balance research.

Scientific recognition:
- Supervision of nine projects implemented at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) under the National Oceans and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), 2005 – 2013;
- Supervision of two projects implemented by "Hydrological Science and Services" (HS&S), since 2012;
- Coordinator of the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI); co-author of four assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); leading author of the assessment report on the Impact of the Arctic Climate, Chapter 2 "Impact of Arctic Warming"; coordinator of the project "Processes in the cold regions of Northern Hemisphere" implemented as part of the International Polar Year; coordinator, member of the expert group and leading author of two chapters of the project "Snow, water, ice, and permafrost in the Arctic" (SWIPA); co-author of several assessment reports and reports on climate changes in the USA.
- Bearer of the title "Full member of the American Geophysical Union" (AGU extends this honour only to 0.1% of its members).

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