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Irina Gorodetskaya

Irina Gorodetskaya

Assistant Researcher


  • Researcher ID: K-1987-2015
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-2294-7823
  • Department: Physics
  • Research Group: Atmospheric Processes & Modelling
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AI=(0000-0002-2294-7823 OR K-1987-2015)


Research interests

Atmospheric branch of the hydrological cycle
Cloud and precipitation (micro-)physics
Poleward water vapour transport and extra-tropical atmospheric dynamics
Extreme precipitation events and atmospheric rivers
Surface mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet
Regional climate in response to global climate change
Regions of focus: Antarctic ice sheet, Arctic Ocean, Iberian Peninsula
Methods: ground-based remote sensing, reanalysis products, regional climate modeling

Academic degrees

2008 PhD (Earth and Environmental Sciences), Columbia University in the City of New York, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA. Specialization: Atmospheric science/Climate/Oceanography

2002 MSc (Earth and Environmental Sciences), Columbia University in the City of New York, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA

2000 Diploma (Geography, with honors), Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. Specialization: Meteorology

Scientific activities

Positions:

Sep 2016-now: Assistant Researcher, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), Dept of Physics, University of Aveiro, Portugal

2009-2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Dept of Earth and Env Sciences, Belgium (Project HYDRANT - The atmospheric branch of the hydrological cycle in Antarctica)

2008-2009: Postdoctoral Research Scientist (CNRS), Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l' Environnement (LGGE), Grenoble, France (Project LEFE/CHARMANT - Regional change of the surface mass balance in Antarctica)

Principal investigator:

2016-2017: Project EXPAR: "Extreme precipitation events in Antarctica: investigating the role of Atmospheric Rivers", Partially supported by FCT/PROPOLAR (Portuguese Polar Program)

2017-2018: Project EXPAR-II "Exploring precipitation in Antarctica and the role of Atmospheric Rivers" (CESAM/U Aveiro, Portugal), Partially supported by FCT/PROPOLAR (Portuguese Polar Program)

2004-2008: NASA Earth System Science PhD fellowship (Columbia University, USA), funded by: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA


Co-investigator:

2016-2019: Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) Project "Quantifying precipitation and its contribution to surface freshening in the Southern Ocean" Funded by: Swiss Polar Institute

2015-2019: Project AEROCLOUD "How do aerosols and clouds affect the East Antarctic climate?" Funded by: Belgian Science Policy

2008-2014: Project HYDRANT: "The atmospheric branch of the hydrological cycle in Antarctica" Funded by: Belgian Science Policy


Expeditions (field work):

Jan-Feb 2017: Member of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition on board R/V Akademik Tryoshnikov organized by Swiss Polar Institute. Atmospheric and oceanographic measurements.

Jan-Feb 2010: Member of the Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition 2009-2010, HYDRANT project. Meteo, cloud and precipitation measurements at Princess Elisabeth station, East Antarctica.

Jan-Feb 2009: Member of the Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition 2008-
2009, HYDRANT project. Meteorological and cloud measurements at Princess Elisabeth station, East Antarctica

June 2002: Member of the scientific expedition on board R/V Knorr, “The Nordic Seas: Water Mass Structure, Circulation and Connections Between the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean». Assisting in oceanographic measurements (CTD and LADCP).

Others

Conference organization/chairing: (last 5 years)
2019: Invited session co-convener "The hydrological cycle at high latitudes: variability, changes and impacts on the cryosphere", IUGG General Assembly, Montreal
2018: Member of the organizing committee of the 10th Portuguese Polar Conference 2018: Member of the organizing committee of the 2nd International Atmospheric Rivers conference, La Jolla, USA
2018: Session co-convener "The atmospheric water cycle", EGU General Assembly
2016-2019: Session convener "Clouds and precipitation in polar regions", EGU General Assembly
2017: Session chair, Workshop of Antarctic Meteorology and Climate, Boulder, USA
2016: Member of the organizing committee and co-chair of the International Atmospheric Rivers conference, La Jolla, USA
2012: Head of the Organizing Committee, ICPM Workshop, USA

Teaching:

2017/2018 Lecturer in "Data processing and analysis" (Physics Module) and Global Climate System"(Module on Past, Present and Future Climate) - courses for undergraduate students (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

2010/2013 Lecturer in Atmospheric Modeling course (Module on on cloud microphysics) for graduate students (VUB and KU Leuven, Belgium)

2011 Teaching Assistant, Geographical Research Methods course for undergraduate students (KU Leuven, Belgium) 2003 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Climate for undergraduate students (Columbia University, USA)

Outreach: (selected)

2018 Interactive games about Antarctica at Primary School (Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal) 2013 Contributing to the theatre play "Moi Nuage" Theatre Galafronie (Brussels, Belgium); 2007 Collaborative work on the artistic representation of the effect of global warming on Arctic sea ice "Warning Signs" by Susan Munoz (New York, USA); Exposition on Arctic sea ice, New York City International Polar Weekend. American Museum of Natural History. 2010-2011: Interactive lectures on Antarctic climate for high-school students (Londerzeel engineering school, Belgium); 2013: Interactive exposition and games on Antarctic clouds during Antarctic Science Fair "Bringing the Poles to Brussels" (Brussels, Belgium). 2006 Lecturer on Arctic climate, American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Publications

Projects

Quantifying precipitation and its contribution to surface freshening in the Southern Ocean See more

EXPARII - Exploring precipitation in Antarctica and the role of Atmospheric Rivers See more

EXPAR - EXtreme Precipitation events in Antarctica: investigating the role of Atmospheric Rivers See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Diogo Luis (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carolina Viceto (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Alexandra Gossart (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Wim Thiery (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor (Main Supervisor): Laura Scheere (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor (Main Supervisor): Kim Claes (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor (Main Supervisor): Katrien Wouters (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor (Main Supervisor): Joost Neujens (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor (Main Supervisor): Tiago Silva (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor (Main Supervisor): Cátia Gonçalves‎ (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor (Main Supervisor): Carlos Moniz (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor (Main Supervisor): Diogo Luís‎ (not a CESAM member)

Research Assistant (Main Supervisor): Rui Pedro Silva (not a CESAM member)

Research assistant (Main Supervisor): Rui Pedro Silva (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor (Co-supervisor): Inna Vanderkelen (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Niels Souverijns (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Kristof Van Tricht (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Annick Terpstra (ex-CESAM member)

Projects (all)

2019-2021, project partner: Sea Salt Aerosol above Artic Sea Ice – sources, processes and climate impacts" (SSAASI-CLIM) funded by UK Nature Environment Research Council (NERC). Website: https://www.arctic.ac.uk/research/mosaic/mosaic-ssaasi-clim/ Part of MOSAIC-International Arctic Drift Expedition. Website: https://www.mosaic-expedition.org/                   


2016-2019, co-PI and researcher: Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) Project "Quantifying precipitation and its contribution to surface freshening in the Southern Ocean" Funded by: Swiss Polar Institute. Website: https://spi-ace-expedition.ch/             


2016-2017, PI: Project EXPAR: "Extreme precipitation events in Antarctica: investigating the role of Atmospheric Rivers", Travel grant by FCT/PROPOLAR (Portuguese Polar Program). Website: http://www.propolar.org/expar.html


2017-2018, PI: Project EXPAR-II "Exploring precipitation in Antarctica and the role of Atmospheric Rivers" (CESAM/U Aveiro, Portugal), Travel grant by FCT/PROPOLAR (Portuguese Polar Program). Website: http://www.propolar.org/propol.....


2015-2019, co-PI: Project AEROCLOUD "How do aerosols and clouds affect the East Antarctic climate?" Funded by: Belgian Science Policy. Website:  https://ees.kuleuven.be/hydrant/aerocloud/


2008-2014, co-PI and postdoctoral researcher: Project HYDRANT: "The atmospheric branch of the hydrological cycle in Antarctica" Funded by: Belgian Science Policy. Website:  https://ees.kuleuven.be/hydrant/hydrant.html


2004-2008, PI: NASA Earth System Science PhD fellowship (Columbia University, USA),  funded by: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA

Expeditions (field work)

Jan-Feb 2017: Member of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition on board R/V Akademik Tryoshnikov organized by Swiss Polar Institute. Atmospheric and oceanographic measurements. 


Jan-Feb 2010: Member of the Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition 2009-2010, HYDRANT project. Meteo, cloud and precipitation measurements at Princess Elisabeth station, East Antarctica. 


Jan-Feb 2009: Member of the Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition 2008-2009, HYDRANT project. Meteorological and cloud measurements at Princess Elisabeth station, East Antarctica.


June 2002: Member of the scientific expedition on board R/V Knorr, “The Nordic Seas: Water Mass Structure, Circulation and Connections Between the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean». Assisting in oceanographic measurements (CTD and LADCP).


 

Teaching

2019    Invited instructor at the Atmospheric River Colloquium Summer School            Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego, USA


 2017-2018   Lecturer "Processing and analysis of the atmospheric and marine data"      (Physics Module) course for graduate students, University Aveiro, Portugal


 2017   Lecturer in "Global Climate System" (Module on Past, Present and Future Climate) course for graduate students, University Aveiro, Portugal


2013   Lecturer in "Atmospheric Modeling" (module on cloud physics) course for graduate students, VU Brussels and KU Leuven, Belgium


2014   Field work assistant in "Geomorphological Processes" course for undergraduate students, KU Leuven, Belgium

Outreach

2019 Interactive presentation about Antarctica and Polar Photos Exposition for pre-escolar (CIAQ, Aveiro, Portugal)


2018 Interactive games about Antarctica and Polar Photos Exposition at Primary School (Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal)


2013 Contributing to the theatre play "Moi Nuage", Youth theatre Galafronie (Brussels, Belgium)


2013: Interactive exposition and games on Antarctic clouds during Antarctic Science Fair "Bringing the Poles to Brussels" (Brussels, Belgium).


2010-2011: Interactive lectures on Antarctic climate for high-school students (Londerzeel engineering school, Belgium);


2007 Collaborative work on the artistic representation of the effect of global warming on Arctic sea ice "Warning Signs" by Susan Munoz (New York, USA);


2007 Exposition on Arctic sea ice, New York City International Polar Weekend. American Museum of Natural History.


2006 Lecturer on Arctic climate, American Museum of Natural History, New York.


2002-2007 Activities about clouds and Arctic sea ice during Open Door events at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA.


 


CESAM Funding: