Dr. Vladimir Mikhalenko

Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences

29 Staromonetny per, 119017 Moscow, Russia

Tel.: +7 (499) 125-9011

Fax: +7 (495) 959-0033

E-maisl: vladimir@mikhalenko.ru



1981    M.S. Moscow State University, Geographical Faculty, Department of Glaciology and Cryolithogy

Title of dissertation: Distribution of snow cover in Khibiny Mountains (Russian Subarctic) and its influence for river runoff

1990    Ph.D. in geography. Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences

Title of dissertation: The using of base glacier for mass balance studies of glacier systems

2004    Dr. of Sciences in glaciology and geocryology. Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences

Title of dissertation: Interior composition of high-mountain glaciers

Professional Background

1981-1985      Moscow State University, Geographical Department, Snow Avalanche Research Laboratory, Glacier Research Group

1986-present  Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Glaciology

1989    3 months Visiting scientist at the Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China

1990    3 months Visiting scientist at the Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, U.S.A.

1998    6 months Visiting scientist at the Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, U.S.A.

2002    6 months Visiting scientist at the Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, U.S.A.

Research Projects

2010-present  New ice-core chronology of climate change in Caucasus                                      Leader

2011                Ortles glacier     Member

2010                Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA) ice core drilling project                 Member

2010                Climate change in the tropics. Ice core drilling project in New Guinea, Indonesia   Member

2004-2009      Ice core drilling project on Western plateau of the Mt. Elbrus, Caucasus                Leader

2007                Western Caucasus, Dendrochronological project                                                 Member

2007                Central Greenland, Ice-core drilling project                                                        Member

2005                Crimean Peninsula, Dendrochronological project                                                 Member

2005                Central Tien Shan, Dendrochronological and glaciological project                         Member

2004-2006      Naimona'nyi Glacier, Western Tibet, Ice-core drilling project                                Member

2001-2003      Gregoriev Ice Cap, Kyrgyzstan, Ice-core drilling project                                      Leader

2003                Quelccaya and Coropuna Ice Caps, Andes, Peru, Ice-core drilling project              Member

2002                Bona-Churchil Firn Plateau, Alaska, U.S.A., Ice-core drilling project                      Member

2002                Quelccaya Ice Cap, Andes, Peru, Ice-core drilling project                                    Member

1999-2001      Puruogangri Glacier, Central Tibet, China, Ice-core drilling project                                   Member

2000                Kilimanjaro glaciers, Tanzania, Ice-core drilling project                                       Member

1994-1997      Franz Josef Land, Russian Arctic, Ice-core drilling project                         Co-Leader

1997                Sajama Ice Cap, Andes, Bolivia, Ice-core drilling project                                     Member

1997                Dasuopu glacier, Shishapangma, Himalaya, China                                              Member

1995                           Kozelskiy and Tolbachik glaciers, Kamchatka, mass-balance and paleoclimate studies                                                                                                                                         Member

1994                Abramov glacier, Pamir, Paleoclimatic research project                                       Member

1993                Huascaran glacier, Andes, Peru, Ice-core drilling project                                     Member

1992                Guliya Ice Cap, Western Kunlun, Ice-core drilling project                                     Member

1991                Inilchek glacier, Central Tien Shan, Palaeoclimatic research project                      Member

1990                Gregoriev Ice Cap, Central Tien Shan, Ice-core drilling project                 Co-leader

1987                Katyn Firn Plateau, Central Caucasus, Ice-core pilot studies                                 Leader

1987                Garabashi glacier (Elbrus), Central Caucasus, Mass-balance studies                     Member

1986-1989      Sary-Tor and Gregoriev Glaciers, Central Tien Shan, Mass-balance and glacier runoff studies                                                                                                                              Co-leader

1982-1983      Djantugan Firn Plateau, Central Caucasus, Ice-core Drilling Project           Co-leader

1981-1983      Djankuat Glacier, Central Caucasus, Mass-balance and glacier runoff studies        Member

1978-1980      Khibiny Mountains, Snow cover and slush avalanche studies                                Member

Selected Publications

Mikhalenko V.N., 1995. Mass-balance variability as a base for the interpreting ice-core data. – Annals of Glaciology, vol. 21, pp. 201-205

Mikhalenko V.N., Solomina O.N., 1996. Long-term variations of mountain glaciers in the former USSR (FSU). Part 1. Mass balance reconstructions. – Zietschrift fur Gletcherkunde und Glazialgeologie, vol. 32, pp. 159-166

Mikhalenko V.N., 1997. Changes in Eurasian glaciation during the past century: glacier mass balance and ice-core evidence. – Annals of Glaciology, vol. 24, pp. 283-287

Zagorodnov V., Thompson L.G., Kelley J.J., Koci B., Mikhalenko V., 1998. Antifreeze thermal ice core drilling: an effective approach to the aquisition of ice cores. – Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 28, pp. 189-202

Thompson L.G., Davis M.E., Mosley-Thompson E., Sowers T.A., Henderson K.A., Zagorodnov V.S., Lin P.-N., Mikhalenko V.N., Campen R.K., Bolzan J.F., Cole-Dai J., Francou B., 1998. A 25,000 year tropical climate history from Bolivian ice core. – Science, vol. 282, pp. 1858-1864

Thompson L.G., Mosley-Thompson E., Davis M.E., Henderson K.A., Brecher H.H., Zagorodnov V.S., Mashiotta T.A., Lin P.-N., Mikhalenko V.N., Hardy D.R., Beer J., 2002. Kilimanjaro Ice Core Records: Evidence of Holocene Climate Change in Tropical Africa. – Science, vol. 298, pp. 589-593

Mikhalenko V.N., 2002. Environmental changes in the tropics and subtropics recognized from glacier ice core drilling. – Data of Glaciological Studies, vol. 93, pp. 3-16

Arkhipov S.M., Mikhalenko V.N., Kunakhovich M.G., Thompson L.G., Zagorodnov V.S., Henderson K.A., 2002. Accumulation and ice formation conditions on the Vetreniy Ice Dome, Graham Bell Island, Franz Josef Land. – Data of Glaciological Studies, vol. 93, pp. 17-25

Mikhalenko, V.N., Arkhipov, S.M., Kutuzov S.S., 2004. Degradation of mountain glaciers under recent global warming. – Russian Academy of Sciences Letters, Geography, Vol. 4, pp. 35-41 (in Russian with English summary)

Mikhalenko, V.N., Kutuzov S.S., Faizrakhmanov F.F. et al., 2005. Glacier recession in the Tien Shan Mountains, Central Asia: ice-core and borehole temperature evidence. – Data of Glaciological Studies, Vol. 98, pp. 175-182 (in Russian with English summary)

Mikhalenko, V.N., 2008. Inner structure of glaciers in non-polar regions. Moscow, LKI Press, 320 p. (in Russian)