Mikhalenko Vladimir

Senior Research Scientist
mikhalenko [at] igras.ru
Glaciology Department


Research interests
Paleoclimatology, ice cores, ice-core drilling,glacier research

Study areas: Caucasus, Tien Shan, Tibet, Himalayas, Arctic and Antarctica, Russian Plain.

Doctor of Sciences (Geography), glaciologist and paleoclimatologist, specialized in ice core drilling and high resolution paleoclimate reconstruction research.His research has propelled the field of ice core paleoclimatology out of the Polar Regions to the highest tropical and subtropical ice fields. He has published more than 100 scientific papers (Science, Journal of Glaciology, Cold Regions Science and Technology, The Cryosphereetc.)Member of editorial board of the Snow and Ice Magazine.

Selected publications for 2010-2015

  • A.V. Kozachek, A.A. Ekaykin, V.N. Mikhalenko, V.Ya. Lipenkov, S.S. Kutuzov. Isotopic composition of the ice cores obtained on the Western Plateau of the Mt Elbrus // Ice and Snow, 2015. Vol. 55. № 4. P. 35-49 (in Russian with English summary). doi:10.15356/2076-6734-2015-4-35-49  
  • Mikhalenko V., Sokratov S., Kutuzov S., Ginot P., Legrand M., Preunkert S., Lavrentiev I., Kozachek A, Ekaykin A., Faïn X., Lim S., Schotterer U., Lipenkov V., Toropov P. Investigation of a deep ice core from the Elbrus western plateau, the Caucasus, Russia // The Cryosphere, 9, 2253-2270. doi:10.5194/tc-9-2253-2015, 2015.  
  • Mikhalenko V.N., Kozachek A.V. Ekba J.A. Transformation of the initial isotopic composition of precipitation in caves of the South-Western Caucasus // Geography. Environment. Sustainability, 02 (8), 2015, 4-12.
  • S.S. Kutuzov, V.N. Mikhalenko, M.V. Shahgedanova, P. Ginot, A.V. Kozachek, T.M. Kuderina, I.I. Lavrentiev, G.V. Popov. Ways of far-distance dust transport onto Caucasian glaciers and chemical composition of snow on the Western plateau of Elbrus // Ice and Snow, 2014. Vol. 3. №. 127. P. 5-15 (in Russian with English summary). doi:10.15356/2076-6734-2014-3-5-15  
  • Kutuzov S., M. Shahgedanova, V. Mikhalenko, P. Ginot, I. Lavrentiev, and S. Kemp. High-resolution provenance of desert dust deposited on Mt. Elbrus, Caucasus in 2009-2012 using snow pit and firn core records // The Cryosphere, 7, 1481–1498, 2013 doi:10.5194/tc-7-1481-2013 ·
  • Thompson L.G., Mosley-Thompson E., Davis M.E., Zagorodnov V.S., Howat I.M., Mikhalenko V.N., Lin P.-N. Annually Resolved Ice Core Records of Tropical Climate Variability over the Past ~1800 Years // Science, 340(6135), 2013,  doi:10.1126/science.1234210 ·
  • Likhodeev D.V., Mikhalenko V. Temperature estimation for the most upper part of magmatic chamber of the Elbrus volcano // Geophysical Research, 2012. Vol. 13. № 4. P.70-75 (in Russian with English summary)
  • Gabrielli P., Barbante C., Carturan L., Cozzi G., Dalla Fontana G., Dinale R., Draga G., Gabrieli J., Kehrwald N., Mair V., Mikhalenko V., Piffer G., Rinaldi M., Seppi R., Spolaor A., Thompson L.G., Tonidadndel D. Discovery of cold ice in a new drilling site in the Eastern European Alps // GeografiaFisica e DinammicaQuaternaria, 35 (2012), 101-105. doi:10.4461/GFDQ.2012.35.10
  • Mikhalenko V. Deep ice core drilling near summit of Mt. Elbrus // Snow and Ice. Vol. 1. 2010. P.123-126 (in Russian with English summary)
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