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Georgiy L. Stenchikov Research Professor Department of Environmental Sciences Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey 14 College Farm Rd. New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551 Phone: (732) 932-3637 Fax: (732) 932-8644 E-MAIL: Ph.D., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia Habilitation, Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

Research and Teaching Interests

Public Recognition:

NJ News Movie About 9/11 Research

Public Recognition: ScienceCentral/ABC Story About 9/11 Research

NJ News TV story about environmental impact of a regional NUCLEAR WAR

Mt. Pinatubo eruption of 1991 - NASA TOP STORY

Mt. Katmai eruption of 1912 - NASA TOP STORY

Mt. Laki eruption of 1783 - NASA TOP STORY


  • Global Climate Change - IPCC AR4
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Meeting in Paris, January 2007:

      “We basically have three choices: mitigation, adaptation and suffering.  We are going to do some of each.  The question is what the mix is going to be.  The more mitigation we do, the less adaptation will be required and the less suffering there will be.”   John Holdren

    Dr. Stenchikov is a Contributing Author for the IPCC AR4 Chapter 2: Changes in Atmospheric Constituents and Radiative Forcing. Below is a link to the paper on testing the historic volcanic climate impacts simulated in the IPCC runs against observations.

    Stenchikov, G., K. Hamilton, R. J. Stouffer, A. Robock, V. Ramaswamy, B. Santer, and H.-F. Graf, 2006: Arctic Oscillation response to Volcanic Eruptions in the IPCC AR4 Climate Models, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D07107, doi:10.1029/2005JD006286.

    Stenchikov, G., T. Delworth, and A. Wittenberg, Volcanic climate impacts and ENSO interactions, AGU Joint Assembly, 22-25 May, 2007, Acapulco, Mexico.

  • Effect of Volcanic Aerosols on Climate
  • Summer Cooling and Winter Warming: Radiative forcing and climate effect of volcanic aerosols

    Mechanisms of Arctic Oscillation (AO) response to volcanic forcing

    Volcanic Impact on Oceans

  • Deep Convection
  • ND Storm, CO and Ozone mixing ratios, stream lines, hydrometeor concentration.

    Parametrization of deep convection, Radiative-Convective and Single-column Models

    Stratosphere-troposphere exchange caused by deep convection

    Effect of convective mixing on regional chemical balances

    Gravity wave generation by deep convection

  • Climate Downscaling using Stretched Grid GCM and Nested Regional Models
  • Stretched grid GCM development

    Climate downscaling over US using Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS)

  • Regional Air Pollution Modelling and Simulations of Global Tracer Transport
  • Publications on environmental consequences of the World Trade center Disaster

    Continental-scale transport and strat-trop exchange of smoke from forest fires in Canada

    High-resolution simulation of PCBs transport from the lendfill at the Bayonne Peninsula

    Effect of aerosols on photolysis rates and ozone pfotochemistry

    Global tracer transport using Stretched Grid CTM

  • Climatic Consequences of Regional Nuclear Conflicts
  • Toon, O., B. A. Robock, Turco, L. Oman, C. Bardeen, G. Stenchikov, 2007: Consequences of Regional-Scale Nuclear Conflicts, Science, 315, 1224-1225.

    Toon, O., B. A. Robock, R. Turco, L. Oman, C. Bardeen, and G. Stenchikov, 2006: Consequences of regional scale nuclear conflicts and acts of individual nuclear terrorism, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 6, 11745-11816.

    Robock, A., L. Oman, G. Stenchikov, O Toon, C. Bardeen, R. Turco, 2006: Climatic consequences of regional nuclear conflicts, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 6, 11817-11843.

    Robock, A., Luke Oman, and Georgiy Stenchikov, 2007: Nuclear Winter revisited with a modern climate model and current nuclear arsenals: Still catastriphic consequences, J. Geoph. Res, accepted.

    Study of the cross-tropopause transport of smoke from multiple city fires

    Prepared by Gera Stenchikov ( - Last updated on January 31, 2007