The research laboratory “Climate and environmental physics laboratory” at Ural Federal University within the project “Impact of climate change on water and carbon cycles of melting permafrost of Western Siberia” (WSibIso project, leading scientist Dr. Jean Jouzel)
Project participants at tne meeting 19.01.2012
The Laboratory Structure:
In compliance with the proposed research program, the laboratory Climate and Environmental Physics Laboratory (CEPL) work as a single subdivision of Ural Federal University (UrFU) including three actively interacting groups: remote sensing group, surface measurements and field research group and modelling group, which tasks are determined by research areas (the corresponding sections of the program).
Leading scientist of the laboratory from Russian side (Ural Federal University) is Prof. Vyacheslav Zakharov (physicist, currently is head of global ecology & remote sensing lab, expert in field of atmospheric optics, remote sensing of the atmosphere and environment and thermodynamics of climate). He jointly with Jean Jouzel since 2004 pioneered technique for reconstruction of the water isotopic composition of atmospheric vapour by satellite based remote sensing techniques in thermal infrared (Zakharov V.I., Imasu R., Gribanov K.G., Hoffmann G., Jouzel J. (2004): Latitudinal distribution of deuterium to hydrogen ratio in the atmospheric water vapour retrieved from IMG/ADEOS data // Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 31, N12. pp. 723–726.). He also published with Konstatin Gribanov first satellite observation of seasonal methane cycles in the atmosphere of Western Siberia (Gribanov K.G., Imasu R., Toptygin A.Yu., Bleuten V., Naumov A.V., Zakharov V.I. Method and results of retrieval of the methane content in the atmosphere of Western Siberia from AIRS data /Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics. vol. 20, 2007, No.10, pp. 805-809).
Vyacheslav Zakharov has been involved as PI into the relevant International projects: IMG/ADEOS (ADvanced Earth Observing Satellite) 1995-1999, INTAS-CASUS project 2004-2007, and currently he is a member of TIR TANSO-FTS/GOSAT (Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite) project 2009-2013.