Igor N. Esau

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre;Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway


Igor N. Esau was born in 1969 in Omsk, Russia. He was graduated from Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia, with honors in meteorology and climatology in 1992. He has two Ph.D. degrees: one in physics and numerical mathematics from the Institute for Numerical Mathematics, Moscow, Russia, received in 1996, and another one in meteorology from Uppsala University, Sweden, received in 2003. Since 2003, he is working for Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Bergen, Norway. He was appointed as Research Director and the Head of the GC Rieber Climate Institute in 2009. Since 2012, he represents NERSC in Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, leading the research group on climate processes. Igor Esau is working with research problems related to micrometeorology and microclimatology, statistical-dynamical downscaling, turbulence-resolving simulations of the planetary boundary layers, physics and dynamics of atmospheric turbulence, processes in the planetary boundary layers, and their interaction with climate dynamics. Among the major research achievements, he has the development of the turbulence-resolving large-Eddy simulation model LESNIC with the dynamic-mixed turbulence closure, which has successfully simulated the turbulent mixing in the stably stratified boundary layers; coauthoring the theory of the total turbulence energy and its applications to the climate processes in the stably stratified layers; quantification and conceptualization of the boundary layer role in shaping the earth climate; and its reaction to the climate forcing perturbations. N. Esau has coauthored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications cited in 870 works.

Biography Updated on 11 April 2015

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