Climate change and glacier dynamics in the Caucasus and the mountains of Southern Siberia

Research Teams

UK (University of Reading; University of Durham; Hadley Centre UK MetOffice)

Responsibilities: Meteorological and energy balance measurements on glaciers; climate analysis and modelling; remote sensing; study of debris-covered glaciers

  • Dr Maria Shahgedanova (Principal Investigator; team leader)
  • Dr Stephen D. Gurney
  • Dr Katie Grant
  • Dr Christopher R. Stokes
  • Dr Jason Lowe
  • Mr David Hassell

Germany and Austria (University of Munich; Bavarian Academy of Science; University of Drezden; University of Innsbruck)

Responsibilities: Hydrological modelling; study of debris-covered glaciers; remote sensing

  • Professor OtfriedBaum (Team leader)
  • Dr Wilfried Hagg
  • Dr Christoph Mayer
  • Dr Tobias Bolsch
  • Dr Astrid Lambrecht

Russia: Moscow State University

Responsibilities: Glaciological and meteorological monitoring and analysis of climate-glacier interactions in the northern Caucasus and Kodar

  • Dr Victor Popovnin (Team leader)
  • Dr Alexander Aleynikov
  • Dr Pavel Toropov
  • Mr Nikolay Kovalenko
  • Mr Nikita Popovnin

Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Science

Responsibilities: Remote sensing; field work in the Altay

  • Dr Tatyana Khromova(Team leader)
  • Dr Gennady Nosenko
  • Mr Anton Muravyov

Tomsk State University

Responsibilities: Glaciological and meteorological monitoring and analysis of climate-glacier interactions in the Altay

  • Dr Yuri Narozhny

Chita Institute of Natural Resources, Ecology, and Cryospeheric Science

Responsibilities: Glaciological and meteorological monitoring and analysis of climate-glacier interactions in the Kodar

  • Professor Dmitry Shesternyov (Team leader)
  • Dr Dmitry Sergeyev
  • Dr Daniel Shestrenyov
  • Ms Alena Chuprova

Georgia (Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography)

Responsibilities: Glaciological and meteorological monitoring and analysis of climate-glacier interactions in the southern Caucasus

  • Professor Ramin Gobedjishvili (Team leader)
  • Dr Alexandre Javakhishvili
  • Ms Nino Lomidze
  • Mr David Svanadze

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