Supercomputer modeling of climate system processes

The Head – corresponding member of RAS, professor Vasilii N. Lykosov.

Address: Moscow, Leninskie Gory, GSP-2, 119992, building 4, apartment 303. Tel: +7 (495) 939-23-53


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The area of the laboratory is the development of computational informational technologies in the environmental sciences (meteorology, hydrology, ecology), and their utilization as the scientific and educational tools. The numerical models of boundary layer in atmosphere and ocean, hydrological objects at the land surface, snow pack physics, as well as mesoscale atmospheric processes have been constructed and further improved. The main idea of this activity is to make the progress by close cooperation of the specialists in hydrodynamics, geophysics and computational science. While solving heavy computational problems related to these topics, the resources of high-performance parallel clusters in SRCC MSU and JSCC RAS are engaged. In order to advance the performance of the codes of geophysical models, they are adopted for such kind of parallel computers.

The considerable part of the activity deals with education. Scientific researchers of the laboratory give lectures, practical seminars, supervise course works and degree dissertations of students at the departments of computational technologies and modeling (Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics), meteorology and climatology (Faculty of Geography); they also participate in the organization of international schools for young scientists «CITES» (2003, 2005, 2007 yr.) and conferences on the computational and informational technologies in the environmental sciences “ENVIROMIS” (2002, 2004, 2006 yr.).

The laboratory carries out the regular multidisciplinary scientific educational seminar “Mathematical modeling of geophysical processes: direct and inverse problems” (the organizers are academician V. P. Dymnikov and corresponding member of RAS V. N. Lykosov). Scientific researchers, teachers and students from Institute of Numerical Mathematics RAS, Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Geography, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Hydrometcenter of Russia take part in the sessions of the seminar.

The laboratory of methods for distant learning invites scientists and organizations for cooperation in fields of numerical modeling and high-performance computing in environmental studies, as well as integration of numerical models of geophysical processes in education, e.g. distant learning.

In the laboratory web resources and databases relevant to its field have been constructed and now been maintained and developed. These include web-sites:


Vasili Nikolaevich Lykossov (Chair)

Victor Mikhailovich Stepanenko (Leading Scientific Researchers)

Andrei Vasilevich Glazunov (Leading  Scientific Researchers)

Dmitri Vyacheslavovich Kulyamin (Senior Scientific Researchers)

Evgenii Valerievich Mortikov (Scientific Researchers)

Tatiana Konstantinovna Tyrtyshnikova (Leading Programmer)

Research Directions

Climate Modeling

Large-eddy simulations

Mesoscale Atmospheric Modeling

Water reservoirs modeling