Long-term (decadal to millennial) climate variability of the Arctic and Antarctic regions and tele- connections with lower latitudes;
Arctic Ocean variability derived from historical observations; Thermodynamic aspects of modeling of sea ice formation and destruction, heat exchange in the atmosphere-ice-ocean system; Remote sensing of sea ice and polynyas;
Quantification of past climate variability using proxy data, multiproxy climate reconstructions; Environmental isotopes in the hydrological cycle; Ice core interpretation, links between ice core data and atmospheric circulation;
Application of advanced mathematical/statistical methods in climate data analysis.
Researcher. Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway. January 2012 – present: EU-funded project "Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society (ACCESS)", NFR project "Integrated Earth System Approach to Explore Natural Variability and Climate Sensitivity (EarthClim)"
Researcher. University of Tromsø, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Tromsø, Norway. January 2009 – December 2011: NFR project 176872/V30 "The power of scale-space techniques and Gaussian Markov random fields applied in climatology and medicine".
Postdoctoral scientist. Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway. January 2007 – December 2008: EU-funded project "European climate of the last millennium (Millennium)", EU-funded project " European project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA)".
Postdoctoral scientist. University of Tromsø, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Tromsø, Norway. October 2004 – December 2006: NFR project 176872/V30 "New scale-space techniques with application to climate research and imaging".
Postdoctoral scientist. Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway. June 2003 – October 2004: Project "Climatic interactions between the ocean, sea-ice and the atmosphere in the Barents Sea region over the past 150 years" (NFR project 148812/S30) ).
Researcher. Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway/University of Bergen. Sep. 1999 – Jun. 2003: Project "Physical mechanisms of formation and destruction of fast ice in the western Arctic basin" (NFR project 1710/201). This work led to the presentation of my Ph.D. thesis and award of my Ph.D. in November 2003
Research assistant. SPbSU, Laboratory of upper and middle planetary atmospheres, St.Petersburg, Russia. Sep. 1996 – Sep. 1999.
Research assistant. SPbSU, Laboratory of plasma physics, St.Petersburg, Russia. Sep. 1993 – Jun. 1996.
Guest Scientist. University of Uppsala, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. August 2010–February 2011: A 6-month stay in Sweden in the framework of the NFR project "The power of scale-space techniques and Gaussian Markov random fields applied in climatology and medicine".
Guest Scientist. Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland. February 2008, August 2008: Short-term collaborative visits in the framework of the "Millennium" project.
Guest Scientist. Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin, Germany. January 2006 – July 2006: A 6-month stay in Germany in the framework of the NFR project "New scale-space techniques with application to climate research and imaging".
Areas of interest and expertise
Math skills: Experience in advanced methods of data analysis (ANOVA, EOF/PC
analysis, spectral methods like wavelet, MTM and SSA analysis, non-parametric
smoothing techniques); Advanced university courses on higher mathematics, higher algebra,
programming, numerical methods, wavelet theory and applications, partial differential equations,
Programming languages: Matlab, Fortran, R, shell scripts, awkOperating Systems: Linux, Unix, Windows
Data handling: HDF; experience in manipulating large data sets (e.g. ERA-40, HadSLP and ERSST, SSMR-SSM/I passive microwave satellite data)
Mapping and Plotting Software: GMT, Origin, GNUplot, Grapher, XFig
Publishing and Other Software: Latex, STATISTICA, CorelDraw, SFVegasVideo etc
Lab skills: optical spectroscopy, radio engineering (from my B.Sc. and M.S. studies)
Svalbard 4-12 April 2008
Field campaign on the Lomonosovfonna and Nordenskjøld glacier
Project “Svalbard ice cores and climate variability”
Ice core drilling and snow sampling.
Greenland Sea 11-25 April 2001
Scientific cruise onboard R/V Lance
CTD measurements, sea ice sampling, thermal imaging of pancake ice.
Experiment in the ice tank
HSVA, Hamburg, Germany 11-26 June 2001
Thermal imaging of frazil and pancake ice formation.
National Science Foundation, Nature Geoscience, Climate Dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, Annals of Glaciology, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, European Physical Journal, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Environmental Science and Technology, Polar Geography
4th International NCCR climate summer school, 2005: “From the Holocene to the Anthropocene, climate of the last 1000 years”, 27 August - 2 September, Grindelwald, Switzerland
7th International NCCR climate summer school, 2008: “Key challenges in climate variability and
change”, 31 August - 5 September, Monte Verita, Switzerland
Short course on wavelets and their applications, given at the University of Tromsø, 8 hours, Fall 2004.
Co-supervise M.S.(graduated in October 2010), presently Ph.D. student Andrey Popov from St.Petersburg State University, Russia in the framework of the joint Norwegian-Russian FRAM Arctic laboratory initiative.
Assist in supervising Ph.D. student Stig Uteng (UiTø, MatStat).
Popular lectures (2 hours each) given to students of the Faculty of Geography, St.Petersburg State University, Russia, in 2007 and 2011.