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Leonid P. Bobylev


Leonid P. Bobylev (10.11.1947)
Director and the Leader of the Climate Group

Educational background:
1965-1971 Department of Physics, St. Petersburg (former Leningrad) State University, St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia (USSR). Diploma of Higher Education in Physics. Specialty – Physicist (Atmospheric Physics)
1980 Ph.D. in Physics (Remote sensing of the atmosphere), received at the Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, St. Petersburg, Russia

Professional experience:
1971-1973 Junior Scientist, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia (USSR). Study of water vapor content in the atmosphere using microwave remote sensing
1973-1990  Research Scientist, Head of Laboratory of Microwave Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, St. Petersburg, Russia. Monitoring clouds using meteorological radars and microwave radiometers
1990-1992  Head of Laboratory of Remote Sensing, Lake Research Institute, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, Russia. Development methods for satellite observations of lakes
1992-present Director and the Leader of the Climate Group, Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre (NIERSC), St. Petersburg, Russia. Arctic climate change; Pan-Arctic hydrological cycle; satellite observations of the Arctic sea ice and atmospheric moisture; satellite monitoring of polar cyclones

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Project implementation and coordination:
Dr. L. Bobylev took part as a Nansen Centre Team Leader or Principle Co-investigator in the following International research projects:
1) INTAS 93-0814 Project “Observation and Modeling of Transport and Dilution of Radioactive Waste and Dissolved Pollutants in the Kara Sea” (NIERSC Team Leader), 1994-1996;
2) European and Russian Space Agencies Joint Project ICEWATCH “Real-Time Sea Ice Monitoring of the Northern Sea Rout Using Satellite Radar Technology” (NIERSC Team Leader), 1995-1997;
3) EU project “Acoustic Monitoring of the Ocean Climate in the Arctic Ocean (AMOC)” (NIERSC Team Leader), 1998-2000;
4) INTAS-97-1277 Project “Detection and Modeling of Greenhouse Warming in the Arctic and sub-Arctic” (NIERSC Team Leader), 1999-2000;
5) Research Council of Norway Project MONARC/MODARC “Monitoring, Evaluating and Modeling Sea Ice and Climate Change in the Arctic” (NIERSC Principle Co-investigator), 1998-2001;
6) EU project “Establishing a Thematic Network in Russia for Priority Themes A, B, C and E for GMES Strand 2 Assessment Activities (GMES-Russia)” (NIERSC Team Leader), 2002-2003;
7) EU project “Generic Model Simulation (GMS) of spreading of marine pollutants in the Arctic environment during the 21st century” (Project Principal Coordinator), 2004-2005
8) EU project “Irkutsk Regional Information System for Environmental Protection (IRIS)” (NIERSC Team Leader), 2006-2008
9) EU FP6 Integrated Project ”Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environment Studies (DAMOCLES)” (NIERSC Team Leader), 2006-2009
10)  Research Council of Norway Project “Arctic and sub-Arctic climate system and ecological response to the 20th century warming (ARCWARM)” (NIERSC Team Leader), 2007-2011
11) Ongoing EU FP7 Project “European-Russian Centre for cooperation in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic environmental and climate research” (Project Coordinator), 2012-2015

Publications and awards:
Dr. L. Bobylev is the author and co-author of about 200 scientific publications and proceedings, including books, chapters in books and peer-reviewed papers. He is the Laureate of the European Union’s Descartes Prize in the Earth Science in 2005 for participation in the Project “Climate and Environmental Change in the Arctic (CECA)”

Selected publications:

Books and chapters in books:
Volkov V.A., Johannessen O.M., Borodachev V.E., Voinov G.N., Pettersson L.H., Bobylev L.P., Kouraev A.V., (2002). Polar Seas Oceanography. An integrated case study of the Kara Sea. Springer-Praxis, Chichester, UK, 450 pp.

Bobylev L.P., Kondratyev K.Ya., Johannessen O.M., (2003). Arctic Environment Variability in the Context of Global Change. Springer-Praxis, Chichester, UK, 471p.
Filatov. N., D.V. Pozdnyakov, O.M. Johannessen, L.H. Pettersson, L.P. Bobylev, (2005). White Sea: Its Marine Environment and Ecosystem Dynamics Influenced by Global Change. Chichester: Springer-Praxis, 472 p.

Johannessen, O.M., V.Yu. Alexandrov, I.Ye. Frolov, S. Sandven, L.H. Pettersson, L.P. Bobylev, K. Kloster, V.G. Smirnov, Ye.U. Mironov, N.G. Babich, (2007). Remote Sensing of Sea Ice in the Northern Sea Route: Studies and Applications. Nansen Centers polar series no. 4, Springer-Praxis, pp. 472

Johannessen O.M., V. Yu. Alexandrov, I.Ye. Frolov, S. Sandven, L.H. Pettersson, L. P. Bobylev, K. Kloster, V. G. Smirnov, E. Yu. Mironov, N. G. Babich, (2007). Remote Sensing of Sea Ice in the Northern Sea Route: Studies and Applications (translation in Russian). St. Petersburg, Nauka Publishers, Russia, 512 p.

Johannessen O.M., V.A. Volkov, L.H. Pettersson, V.S. Maderich, M.J. Zheleznyak, Yongqi Gao, L.P. Bobylev, A.V. Stepanov, I.A. Neelov, V.P. Tishkov, S.P. Nielsen, (2010). Radioactivity and pollution in the Nordic seas and Arctic region. Observations, modeling and simulations. Nansen Centers polar series no. 5, Springer-Praxis, pp. 408

Bobylev L.P., Johannessen O.M., Shalina E.V., Alexandrov V.Y., Sandven S., (2011). Changes of Arctic sea ice cover in the end of 20th – beginning of 21st Centuries from satellite remote sensing data and other types of measurements. In: Oceanography and Sea Ice. Moscow, Paulsen, pp. 338-356, (in Russian)

Peer-reviewed journal papers:
Johannessen O.M., L. Bengtsson, M. Miles, S.I. Kuzmina, V.A. Semenov, G.V. Alekseev, A.P.Nagurnyi, V.F. Zakharov, L.P. Bobylev, L.H. Pettersson, K. Hasselmann and H.P. Cattle, (2004). Arctic climate change: observed and modeled temperature and sea-ice variability. Tellus, 56A, Number 4, pp. 328-341

Johannessen, O.M., K. Khvorostovsky, M.W. Miles, L.P. Bobylev, (2005). Recent Ice-Sheet Growth in the Interior of Greenland. Science, 310, pp.1013-1016

Kuzmina, S.I., L. Bengtsson, O.M. Johannessen, H. Drange, L. Bobylev, M.W. Miles, (2005). The North Atlantic Oscillation and greenhouse-gas forcing. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L04703, doi:10.1029/2004GL021064,

Bogdanov, A.V., S. Sandven, O.M. Johannessen, V.Yu. Alexandrov, L.P. Bobylev, (2005). Multisensor Approach to Automated Classification of Sea Ice Image Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 43, No.7, pp. 1648-1664

Melentyev, V.V., O.M. Johannessen, and L.P. Bobylev, (2005). Siberian Permafrost and Seasonally Frozen Grounds: Parameters Retrieval Using Microwave Satellite Data. Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, No. 5, pp. 3-9, (in Russian)

Kuzmina, S., O.M. Johannessen, L. Bengtsson, O.G. Aniskina, L.P. Bobylev, (2008). High northern latitude surface air temperature: Comparison of existing data and creation of a new gridded dataset 1900-2000. Tellus, 60A, pp. 289-304

Alexandrov V., E.V. Shalina, O.I. Babina, O.M. Johannessen, L.P. Bobylev, K. Kloster, (2008). Verification of multiyear sea ice area estimates derived from satellite passive microwave data in the Arctic. Herald of St. Petersburg University, Ser. 4, No. 4, pp. 54-60, (in Russian)

Bobylev, L., E. Shalina, O.M. Johannessen, E. Zabolotskikh, S. Sandven, and O. Babina, (2008). Arctic sea ice transformation revealed from satellite passive microwave data. Problems of the Arctic and Antarctic, No 1 (78), pp. 38-47, (in Russian)

Kuzmina, S., O.M. Johannessen, O. Aniskina, L. Bobylev, (2008). High Northern latitude surface air temperature: Creation of a new gridded dataset on high northern latitude surface air temperature. Problems of the Arctic and Antarctic, No.1 (78), pp. 95-103, (in Russian)

Bobylev, L.P., E.V. Zabolotskikh, L.M. Mitnik, and M.L. Mitnik, (2010). Atmospheric Water Vapor and Cloud Liquid Water retrieval Over the Arctic Ocean Using Satellite Passive Microwave Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48. No. 1, pp. 283-294

Bobylev L., E. Zabolotskikh, L. Mitnik, and M. Mitnik, (2011). Arctic Polar Low Detection and Monitoring Using Atmospheric Water Vapor Retrievals from Satellite Passive Microwave Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49, No. 9, pp. 3302-3310

Ola M. Johannessen, Svetlana I. Kuzmina, Leonid P. Bobylev and Martin W. Miles, (2016). Surface air temperature variability and trends in the Arctic: new amplification assessment and regionalization.  Tellus A 2016, 68, 28234, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusa.v68.28234, 12 pp. (.pdf)

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