Dr. Leonid Nikolayevich Yurganov

Current position: Research Associate
Department of Physics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5S 1A7.

Tel: (416) 978-0341, Fax: (416) 978-8905,

E-mail: leonid@atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca


1979 PhD., Atmospheric Physics, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Moscow, USSR.

1973-1976 Postgraduate course, Atmospheric Physics, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Moscow, USSR.

1969 M.Sc., Physics, Atmospheric Optics, Leningrad State University, Leningrad (now St.Petersburg), USSR (now Russia).


March 1997 - Present: Physics Department of the University of Toronto (UofT),  MOPITT group, Research Associate

March 1995 - February 1997: Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Visiting Scientist

1986- 1996: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia, Senior Researcher.

1969-1986: Institute of Atmospheric Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Researcher, then Senior Researcher

Scientific interests and goals.

An application of the IR spectroscopy for studying the tropospheric composition. A development of solar IR spectroscopic techniques for monitoring of the gaseous composition of the total tropospheric column. These techniques should complement existing in-situ measurements.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is the gas of primary interest. This tropospheric trace gas attracts an attention because of its role in the tropospheric chemistry. Also it can be used as an atmospheric tracer. That is why satellite instruments are in use to measure CO now. The MAPS experiments played a pioneering role in this promising development. The MOPITT instrument has been launched on board of EOS/Terra spacecraft in December, 1999.

Spectroscopic ground based measurements are currently being used for a validation of MOPITT data.  Click for a PDF version of the most recent report to the Gordon Research Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry (June 17-22, 2001) .

Some recent publications are available in electronic format.

A recent publication was devoted to studying interannual CO variations in Zvenigorod (published in GRL and available in HTML or PDF formats). A more comprehensive analysis  of these data was carried out in a paper, published by the Chemosphere: Global Change Science (Yurganov L.N., E.I. Grechko, and A.V. Dzhola, 1998, Zvenigorod Carbon Monoxide Total Column Time Series: 27  years of Measurements.), see also a note in IGACtivities Newsletter.  Concurrent measurements of CO in the atmospheric boundary layer and in the total column in Alaska are published in JGR  (YURGANOV L. N. ,Jaffe, D. A. ,Pullman, E. , Novelli, P. C. 1998 Total column and surface densities of atmospheric carbon monoxide in Alaska, 1995). A correlation between CO and tropospheric ozone in the Northern Pacific was examined in a paper, published in the JGR.

Complete list of publications



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