Prof. Robert Nigmatulin

December 3, 2015

12.00 – 13.30


Multifunctional zone, Room 303



The Global climate is characterized by the averaged (along the Earth’s surface) temperature, daily and seasonal oscillations, by the precipitation and kinetic energy of atmospheric flows. Change of the climate impacts the ice surface on the polar zones.

The main factors having an influence on the climate:

1.Albedo of the Earth surface, characterizing a  fraction of reflected of the short wave sun radiation;
2.Moisture content (drops and vapor);
3.Greenhouse gases (H2O, CO2, CH4, etc.) content;
4.Intraphase and interphase heat and mass transfer in three phase  system: atmosphere-land-ocean:
-radiation transfer,
-turbulent transfer of heat, CO2, water vapor and water droplet moisture,
-water evaporation and condensation on the ocean-atmosphere interface, precipitation,
-condensation of water microdroplets and cloud formation, reflecting the radiation waves,
5.Heat transfer by the ocean flows (Gulfstream and so on);
6.Astronomic factors: ellipticity of the Earth orbit around Sun, gravitational perturbation of the Earth orbit by Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn, Sun activity.
Problems of the mathematical modelling. Multiscale and singular zones in the ocean. Averaging.
Global warming. Ecological, economical and energetic problems of the Global warming.


Prof. Robert I. Nigmatulin is Academician and Member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Director of the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RAS since 2006. Dr. Nigmatulin was Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia, Chairman of the Highest Ecology Council in 1999-2003.

Dr. Nigmatulin was Visiting Scholar and Professor at the Center of Multiphase Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., USA in 1993-2000, Visiting Professor at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Sorbonne, Paris, France in 1993 and 1996-1998, and Visiting Professor at the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, Great Britain in 2000. Now he is an Adjunct Professor of Purdue University (USA). Dr. Nigmatulin is member of the editorial boards of a number of international and national journals, including Int. J. Multiphase Flow (Elsevier), Int. J. Heat & Mass Transfer (Elsevier), Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (Kluwer Academic Publishers) etc.

Dr.  Nigmatulin’s scientific interests lie in applied mathematics; mechanics and thermodynamics of multiphase systems; theory of combustion and explosion; nuclear energetics, chemical and petroleum technologies; hydrodynamics, heat and mass transfer processes in oceanology; economic theory.