Georgiadi Alexander

Leading Researcher
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Laboratory of Hydrology

Scientific qualification

Dr. Georgiadi is one of the organizers and active participants of several international scientific programs in Russia: international field experiments in Central part of Russian Plain (including KUREX-88 and KUREX-91 based on RAS-NASA agreement) and GAME/Siberia program in Eastern Siberia, 1995-2004 (he was member of GAME International Science Panel and co-chair of international Working group on GAME/Siberia), IPY (2007-2008). Since 2005 he is RAS-NEESPI (the Northern Eurasian Earth Science Partnership Initiative) project officer. He is Scientific Board Member of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP).

His research projects have been funded by the USSR and Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Ministry of Science and Education, Russian Fund on Basic Research, International Science Foundation, Japan GAME Committee, etc. Main objectives of recent projects in Russia (headed by Dr.Georgiadi) are to estimate hydrological consequences of global climate changes in past, present and in future for different spatial and temporal scales.

He has lectured at universities and research Institutes in China, Japan, Germany, the USA, at International Hydrological courses of UNESCO (Moscow). Не organized several international workshops and conferences and he took part in more than 80 Russian and International conferences and Workshops.

Dr. Georgiadi stayed during 3 months in Japan as visiting professor (1998, Nagoya University) and 10 months in Republic of Korea (1998-1999, Meteorological Research Institute, Seoul, Korea-Russia manpower exchange project).

Dr. Georgiadi has authored more than 140 research papers, sections in books, monographs and presentations. Compiler and editor of three monographs and proceedings of meetings and International GLOCOPH 2000 Conference.

Research interests

Hydrological Consequences of Global Climate Changes: model and field studies for hydrological consequences of global climate changes during past epochs and at global climate warming (NEESPI, IPY, GLOCOPH); Permafrost zone Hydrology: field studies, landscape analysis of hydrological processes (NEESPI, GAME/Siberia Program); Soil Hydrology: meso- and  microscale variability of soil moisture and water-physical properties (KUREX-88 and KUREX-91); Peak Snow Flood Discharges: geographical analysis and estimation of peak spring discharges for Russian plain rivers; Hydrology of Forest-steppe and Desert: experimental and model studies of hydrological element heterogeneities within the international field experiments KUREX-1988 and KUREX-1991 (Central part of Russian Plain); USSR-Mongolia biological expedition, 1984-1986 (field studies in Gobi Desert)

Selected publications

Georgiadi A.G, Koronkevich N.I., Kashutina E.A., Barabanova E.A., Zaitseva, I.S., Dolgov S.V. On the relation between climatic and anthropogenic factors in the long-term changes in river flow. Water and Water Resources: system-function in nature and economy, "Proceedings of the All-Russian Scientific Conference, 23 - 28 July 2012, Tsimlyansk, 41-47.  (in Russian).

Georgiadi A.G., Koronkevich N.I., Miliukova I.P., Kislov A.V., Anisimov O.A., Barabanova E.A., Kashutina E.A., Borodin O.O. Scenario assessment of the probable changes in river flow for the Russian largest rivers. Part 1. Lena River basin. M. Max Press, 2011. 179 p. (in Russian).

Georgiadi A.G., Kashutina E.A. Regional features of temporal changes for river water flows into the Arctic Ocean / / Russia's contribution to the International Polar Year 2007/08. Polar cryosphere and water. Publisher Paulsen. Moscow - St. Petersburg. 2011, 252-264. (in Russian).

Georgiadi, A.G., Milyukova, I.P., Kashutina, E.A. Response of River Runoff in the  Cryolithic Zone of Eastern Siberia (Lena River Basin) to Future Climate Warming. Chapter  10 in H. Balzter (ed.), Environmental Change in Siberia: Earth Observation, Field Studies and Modelling, Advances in Global Change Research 40, DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-8641-9_10, © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2010, 157-169.

Georgiadi A.G., Koronkevich N.I., Milyukova I.P., Barabanova E.A., Kislov A.V. Integrated Scenarios of Long-Term River Runoff Changes within Large River Basins in the XXI Century. In: The role of hydrology in water resources management. IAHS Publications 327. Eynsham, UK, 2009, 45-51.

Belyaev A.V., Georgiadi A.G. Annual river runoff at the last interglacial and Holocene optimum. In: Atlas-monograph “Paleoclimates and paleoenvironments of extra-tropical area of  the Northern Hemisphere. Late Pleistocene-Holocene”. GEOS, M., 2009, 29-30, maps 13, 14. (in Russian).

Georgiadi A.G., Milyukova I.P., Kashutina E.A. Response of Lena basin river runoff to recent and projected global climate warming. “Changes of environmental and climate”, v. 3, part 2, Natural processes in Polar regions. Ed. By V.M. Kotlyakov, IGRAS, Moscow. 2008, 167-179. (in Russian)

Georgiadi A.G., Milyukova I.P., Kashutina E.A. Recent and Projected River Runoff Changes in Permafrost Regions of Eastern Siberia (Lena River Basin). // Ninth International Conference on Permafrost.. Kane, D.L. & Hinkel, K.M. (eds). Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 2008, 511-515.

Georgiadi A.G. and Zolotokrylin A.N. Eds. Heat and water exchange in permafrost landscapes of Eastern Siberia and their factors, 2007.  576 pp. (in Russian)

Georgiadi A.G., Milyukova I.P. Scenario changes of river runoff in Lena river basin in XXI веке. In: Computational technologies. V. 11, part 2, 2006. 166-174. (in Russian).

Georgiadi A.G., Milyukova I.P. Projected river runoff changes within large river basins of Russian Plain in XXI century.  Water management complex of Russia, No. 1, 2006, 62-77. (in Russian).

Groisman P.Ya., Georgiadi A.G. et al. NEESPI Science Plan. Chapter 3.3. Surface Energy and Water Cycles. 2005,

Georgiadi A.G., Milyukova I.P. Possible scales of hydrological changes in the Volga river basin during anthropogenic climate warming. Meteorology and Hydrology, No.2, 2002, 72-79. (in Russian).

Georgiadi A.G., Zolotokrylin A.N., Malyshev V.B., Onichshenko V.G., Ozerov N.S., Vinogradova V.V. Experimental studies of hydroclimatic characteristics of permafrost landscapes of subarctic tundra of Eastern Siberia. Izvestia, ser. geogr., No. 4, 2001, 99-106  (in Russian)

Georgiadi A.G., Jai-Ho Oh, Yong Hee Lee (2000) Impact of Global Climate Warming on Macroscale Distribution of Mean Annual Water Budget Elements. The Fourth International Сonference on Global Continental Palaeohydrology-GLOCOPH 2000. Jointly with Symposium on Glaciation and Reorganization of Asia's Network of Drainage, August 21-26,2000, Moscow and Central Part of Russian Plain, Russia. Conference papers and abstracts.Institute of Geography RAS, ISBN 5-89658-015-0, 2000, 22-27.

Water and energy cycle in permafrost regions of Eastern Siberia. Edit. by Georgiadi   A.G. and Fukushima Y. Research report of IAHS, No.6 and GAME publication          No.17, Moscow-Nagoya. Publisher: Institute for Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Sciences,    Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 1999, 265 pp.

Kotlyakov V.M., Georgiadi A.G. Russian Siberian Subprogramme of GEWEX Asian Monsoon Experiment. Proc. of The Third International Study Conference on GEWEX in Asia and GAME. 1998. Cheju, Korea, 26-28th March, 1997, 9-16.

Georgiadi A.G., Onishchenko V.G. Preliminary results of soil property analysis based on experimental data of field work at Spasskaya Pad'. Proc. of Second International Worksh on Water and  Energy  Cycle  and  GAME,  November 26-28,  1997,  Moscow. Research Report of IHAS, June 1998, No.4.  Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 22-30

Georgiadi A.G., Dolgov S.V., Kashutina E.A., Kitaev L.M., Dobrodeev V.G. Intergeosystem, Intrageosystem and Regional Variability of soil moisture for Kursk model region. Remote Sensing Reviews, Vol. 17, 1998, 239-250.

Georgiadi A.G., Milyukova I.P. The influence of intralandscape heterogeneity of water-physical properties of chernozem on the components of its water regime. Pochvovedenie, 1997, No. 4, 500-504 (in Russian)

Wohl E.E., Georgiadi A.G. Holocene Paleomeanders Along the Seim River, Russia Journal Zeitschrift Fur Geomorphologie, 1994, 38, 3, 299-309.

Georgiadi A.G., Onishchenko V.G. Thermodynamic Status of Moisture in       Anthropogenically Affected Chernozem. Pochvovedenie, 1994, No.1, 61-66 (in Russian).

Georgiadi A.G. Historical highwater marks as a basis of estimation of spring discharges of Russian plain rivers. In: Proc. Yokohama Symposium on Extreme hydrological events: floods and droughts. IAHS Publ.1993, No. 213, 207-210.

Georgiadi AG Geographical approach to the prediction of maximum spring river runoff. Moscow, Institute of Geography, USSR Academy of  Sciences, 1983, 166 p.

Georgiadi AG On the upper limit of the elements of the hydrological regime. Proc. of the USSR Ac. of  Sci., № 5, 1979, 33-43.

Georgiadi A.G. Upper Limits of the Elements of the Hydrologic Regime. Journal "Soviet Hydrology", the USA, No.3, 1979.