KONSTANTIN VINNIKOV Senior Research Scientist

Ph.D. , Main Geophysical Observatory (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone: (301) 405-5382 Fax: (301) 314-9482




DATA: MSU Channel 2 Brightness Temperature, Time series of Zonal, Monthly Averages


BioGraphical Sketch

        From 1961 to 1975 Konstantin Vinnikov worked as a Research Scientist and as a Senior research Scientist in the Main Geophysical Observatory ( Russia) on the problems of energy balance of the earth-atmosphere system, satellite and land radiation measurements, and climatic change. From 1975 to 1991 he worked as a head of the Research Laboratory on Contemporary Climate and Water Resources Changes at the State Hydrological Institute (Russia).  His main scientific interests during this period were global climate change, empirical studies of climate sensitivity, and the influence of the global warming on water resources and soil moisture.
        From 1991 to 1993 Dr. Vinnikov worked on a Project "Polar amplification" as a Visiting Senior Research Scientists at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (Princeton University) .
        He joined the Department of Meteorology at University of Maryland in 1993 to work on a climate change problem. He was elected for one year the Chairman of the Council of Fellows the Joint Center for Earth System Sciences (JCESS), Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA and University of Maryland.
        Konstantin Vinnikov has taken part in preparation of many international scientific reports on the problem of greenhouse global warming.

Selected recent publications:

Vinnikov, K. Y., N. A. Lemeshko, and N. A. Speranskaya, 1990: Soil moisture content and runoff of the extratropical Northern Hemisphere during global warming. Soviet Meteorology and Hydrology, No. 3, 1‑5.

Vinnikov, K. Y., P. Y. Groisman, and K. M. Lugina, 1990: Empirical data on contemporary climate change (temperature and precipitation). J. Climate, 3, 662‑677.

Vinnikov, K. Y., and I. B. Yeserkepova, 1991: Soil moisture: Empirical data and model results. J. Climate, 4, 66‑79.

Stouffer R. J., S. Manabe, and K. Y. Vinnikov, 1994: Model assessment of the role of natural variability.  Nature, 367, 634-636.

Robock, Alan, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, C. Adam Schlosser, Nina A. Speranskaya, and Yongkang Xue, 1995:  Use of midlatitude soil moisture and meteorological observations to validate soil moisture simulations with biosphere and bucket models.  J. Climate, 8, 15-35.

Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Nina A. Speranskaya, and C. Adam Schlosser, 1996:  Scales of temporal and spatial variability of midlatitude soil moisture.  J. Geophys. Res., 101, 7163-7174.

Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Ronald J. Stouffer, and Syukuro Manabe, 1996:  Vertical patterns of free and forced climate variations.  Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 1801-1804.

Yang, Zong-Liang, Robert E. Dickinson, Alan Robock, and Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, 1997:  On validation of the snow sub-model of the Biosphere-Atmosphere Transfer Scheme with Russian snow cover and meteorological observational data.  J. Climate, 10, 353-373.

Robock, Alan, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, and C. Adam Schlosser, 1997:  Reply (Evaluation of land-surface parameterization schemes using observations), J. Climate, 10, 377-379.

Schlosser, C. Adam, Alan Robock, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Nina A. Speranskaya, and Yongkang Xue, 1997:  18-year land-surface hydrology model simulations for a midlatitude grassland catchment in Valdai, Russia. Mon. Wea. Rev., 125, 3279-3296.

Robock, Alan, C. Adam Schlosser, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Nina A. Speranskaya, and Jared K. Entin, 1998:  Evaluation of AMIP soil moisture simulations. Glob. Planetary Change, 19, 181-208.

Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Shuang Qiu, Jared Entin, Manfred Owe, Bhaskar J. Choudhury, Steven Hollinger, and Eni Njoku, 1999: Satellite remote sensing of soil moisture in Illinois, USA. J. Geophys. Res.,104, 4145-4168.

Entin, Jared, Alan Robock, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Shuang Qiu, Vladimir Zabelin, Suxia Liu, A. Namkhai, and Ts. Adyasuren, 1999:  Evaluation of Global Soil Wetness Project soil moisture simulations. J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, 77, 183-198.

Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Shuang Qiu, and Jared K. Entin, 1999: Optimal design of surface networks for observation of soil moisture. J. Geophys. Res., 104, 19,743-19,750.

Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Ronald J. Stouffer, John E. Walsh, Claire L. Parkinson, Donald J. Cavalieri, John F. B. Mitchell, Donald Garrett, and Victor F. Zakharov, 1999: Global warming and Northern Hemisphere sea ice extent.  Science, 286, 1934-1937.  (Reprint).

Schlosser, C. A., A. Slater, A. Robock, A. J. Pitman, K. Y. Vinnikov, A. Henderson-Sellers, N. A. Speranskaya, K. Mitchell, A. Boone, H. Braden, P. Cox, P. DeRosney, C. E. Desborough, Y.-J. Dai, Q. Duan, J. Entin, P. Etchevers, N. Gedney, Y. M. Gusev, F. Habets, J. Kim, E. A. Kowalczyk, O. Nasonova, J. Noilhan, J. Polcher, A. B. Shmakin, T. Smirnova, D. L. Verseghy, P. Wetzel, Y. Xue, and Z.-L. Yang, 2000: Simulations of a boreal grassland hydrology at Valdai, Russia: PILPS 2(d). Mon. Weather Rev., 128, 301-321.

Entin, Jared K., Alan Robock, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Steven Hollinger, Suxia Liu, and A. Namkhai, 2000: Temporal and spatial scales of observed soil moisture variations in the extratropics.  J. Geophys. Res., 105, 11,865-11,877.

Robock, Alan, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Govindarajalu Srinivasan, Jared K. Entin, Steven E. Hollinger, Nina A. Speranskaya, Suxia Liu, and A. Namkhai, 2000: The Global Soil Moisture Data Bank. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 81, 1281-1299.

Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Ronald J. Stouffer, John E. Walsh, Claire L. Parkinson, Donald J. Cavalieri, John F. B. Mitchell, Donald Garrett, Victor F. Zakharov, 2000: Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Extent.  [Response to comments by Moritz and Bitz].  Science.  288, 927a.  (Reprint).

Srinivasan, Govindarajalu, Alan Robock, Jared K. Entin, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Lifeng Luo, and Participating AMIP Modeling Groups, 2000: Soil moisture simulations in revised AMIP models.  J. Geophysical Research, 105, 26,635-26,644.

Slater, A. G., C. A. Schlosser, C. E. Desborough, A. J. Pitman, A. Henderson-Sellers, A. Robock, K. Y. Vinnikov, N. A. Speranskaya, K. Mitchell, A. Boone, H. Braden, F. Chen, P.Cox, P. de Rosnay, R. E. Dickinson, Y-J. Dai, Q. Duan, J. Entin, P. Etchevers, N. Gedney, Ye. M. Gusev, F. Habets, J. Kim, V. Koren, E. Kowalczyk, O. N. Nasonova, J. Noilhan, J. Schaake, A. B. Shmakin,T. Smirnova, D. Verseghy, P. Wetzel, Y. Xue, Z-L. Yang, and Q. Zeng, 2000:  The representation of snow in land-surface schemes: Results from PILPS 2(d).  J. Hydrometeorology, 2, 7-25.

Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., and Alan Robock, 2002: Trends in moments of climatic indices.  Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (2), doi:10.1029/2001GL014025.  (Reprint)

Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Donald J. Cavalieri, and Claire L. Parkinson, 2002: Analysis of seasonal cycles in climatic trends with application to satellite observations of sea ice extent.  Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (9), doi:10.1029/2001GL014481. (Reprint)

Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Alan M. Basist, 2002: Diurnal and seasonal cycles of trends of surface air temperature.  J. Geophysical Research, 107 (D22), 4641, doi:10.1029/2001JD002007. (Reprint)

Robock, Alan, Mingquan Mu, Konstantin Vinnikov, David Robinson, 2003: Land surface conditions over Eurasia and Indian summer monsoon rainfall.  J. Geophysical Research, 108 (D4), 10.1029/2002JD002286.

Lifeng Luo, Alan Robock, Konstantin Vinnikov, Adam C. Schlosser, Andrew G. Slater, Aaron Boone, Harald Braden, Peter Cox, Patricia de Rosnay, Robert E. Dickinson, Yong-Jiu Dai, Qingyun Duan, Pierre Etchevers, Ann Henderson Sellers, Nicola Gedney, Yevgeniy M. Gusev, Frolence Habets, Jinwon Kim, Eva Kowalczyk, Kenneth Mitchell, Olga N. Nasonova, Joel Noelhan, Andrew J. Pitman, John Schaake, Andrey B. Shmakin, Tatiana G. Smirnova, Peter Wetzel, Yongkang Xue, Zong Liang Yang, and Qing-Cun Zeng, 2003: Effect of frozen soil on temperature, spring infiltration, and runoff: Results from PILPS 2(d) Experiment at Valdai, Russia.  Journal of Hydrometeorology, 4, 334-351.

Roads, John, Richard Lawford, E. Bainto, Ernesto Berbery, Shyh-Chin Chen, Balazs M. Fekete, Kevin Gallo, Andrew Grundstein, Wayne Higgins, Masao Kanamitsu, W. Krajewski, Venkat Lakshmi, D. Leathers, Dennis Lettenmaier, L. Luo, Edwin Maurer, Tilden Meyers, D. Miller, Kenneth Mitchell, T. Mote, Rachel Pinker, T. Reichler, David Robinson, Alan Robock, James Smith, G. Srinivasan, Konstantin Vinnikov, Thomas Vonder Haar, Charles J. Vorosmarty, S. Williams, and E. Yarosh, 2003: GCIP Water and Energy Budget Synthesis (WEBS). J. Geophys. Res., 108 (D16), 8609, doi:10.1029/2002JD002583.

Donald J. Cavalieri, Claire L. Parkinson, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, 2003: 30-Year Satellite Record Reveals Contrasting Arctic and Antarctic Decadal Sea Ice Variability.  Geophysical Research Letters, 30(18), 1970, doi:10.1029/2003GL018031. (Reprint)

Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Norman C. Grody, 2003: Global Warming Trend of Mean Tropospheric Temperature Observed by Satellites.  Science, v. 302, 269-272. (Reprint, SupportOnlineMaterial)

Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Alan Robock, Norman C. Grody, Alan Basist, 2004: Analysis of Diurnal and Seasonal Cycles and Trends in Climatic Records with Arbitrary Observation Times. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L06205,doi:10.1029/2003GL019196.  (Reprint)

Norman C. Grody, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Mitchell D. Goldberg, Jerry T. Sullivan, J. Dan Tarpley, 2004: Calibration of Multi-Satellite Observations for Climatic Studies: Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU).  J. Geophys. Res., v. 109, D24104, doi:10.1029/2004JD005079.  (Reprint)
Alan Robock, Mingquan Mu, Konstantin Vinnikov, Iryna V. Trofimova, and Tatyjana I. Adamenko, 2005: Forty Five Years of Observed Soil Moisture in the Ukraine: No Summer Dessication (Yet).  Geophysical Research Letters, v.32, L03401, doi:10.1029/2004GL021914..
Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Norman C. Grody, Alan Robock, Ronald J. Stouffer, Phil D. Jones, Mitchell D. Goldberg, 2006: Observed and Model-Simulated Temperature Trends at the Surface and Troposphere.  J. Geophys. Res., 109, D24104, doi:10.1029/2004JD005079.  (Reprint).
Claire L. Parkinson, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, and Donald J. Cavalieri, 2006: Evaluation of the Simulation of Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Coverages by Eleven Major Global Climate Models. J. Geophys. Res., 111, C07012, doi:10.1029/2005JC003408. (Reprint).
Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Donald J. Cavalieri, and Claire L. Parkinson, 2006: A Model Assessment of Satellite Observed Trends in Polar Sea Ice Extents.  Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L05704, doi:10.1029/2005GL025282.  (Reprint).
Robert E. Livezey, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Marina M. Timofeyeva, Richard Tinker, Huug M. van den Dool, 2007: Estimation and Extrapolation of Climate Normals and Climatic Trends.  Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, v.46, p. 1759-1776. DOI: 10.1175/2007JAMC1666.1.  (Reprint).

Vinnikov, K. Y., Y. Yu, M. K. Rama Varma Raja, D. Tarpley, and M. D. Goldberg (2008), Diurnal-seasonal and weather-related variations of land surface temperature observed from geostationary satellites, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L22708, doi:10.1029/2008GL035759.  (Reprint).

Bloomer J. Bryan, Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Russel R. Dickerson, 2010: Changes in seasonal and diurnal cycles of ozone and temperature in the eastern US.  Atmospheric Environment, 44, 2543-2551, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.04.031.    (Reprint).

Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Yunue Yu, Mitchell D. Goldberg, Ming Chen, and Dan Tarple, 2011: Scales of temporal and spatial variability of midlatitude land surface temperature. J. Geophys. Res., 116, doi:10.1029/2010JD014868.     (Reprint).




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Prepared by Konstantin Vinnikov (kostya@atmos.umd.edu) - Last updated on 11/2/2008