Georgiy L. Stenchikov

Professor, Earth Science and Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division

Atmospheric and Climate Modeling


Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​​​Ph.D., Numerical and Analytical Study of Weak Plasma Turbulence, Moscow Physical Technical Institute, Russia, 1977
  • M.S., Physics and Mathematics, Moscow Physical Technical Institute, Russia, 1973

Research Interests

Dr Stenchikov completed his PhD in the Numerical and Analytical Study of Weak Plasma Turbulence at Moscow Physical Technical Institute in 1977. Afterwards, he headed a department at the Russian Academy of Sciences, which used computational analysis to carry out crucial early research into the impact of humans on Earth's climate and environmental systems. From 1992 until 1998, Dr Stenchikov worked at the University of Maryland in the USA, after which he held a position as a Research Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences of Rutgers University for almost a decade. Since 2009, he been a Professor and a Chair of the Earth Sciences and Engineering Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. His work has brought about important advances in fields including climate modelling, atmospheric physics, fluid dynamics, radiation transfer, and environmental sciences. Dr Stenchikov co-authored the Nobel Prize winning report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC-AR4 of 2007.

Selected Publications

  • Yip, C. M. A., Gunturu, U. B., & Stenchikov, G. L. (2017). High-altitude wind resources in the Middle East. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 9885. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10130-6
  • Osipov, S., & Stenchikov, G. (2018). Simulating the Regional Impact of Dust on the Middle East Climate and the Red Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(2), 1032-1047. DOI: 10.1002/2017jc013335
  • Parajuli, S. P., Stenchikov, G. L., Ukhov, A., & Kim, H. (2019). Dust Emission Modeling Using a New High-Resolution Dust Source Function in WRF-Chem With Implications for Air Quality. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(17-18), 10109-10133. DOI: 10.1029/2019jd030248
  • Ukhov, A., Mostamandi, S., Krotkov, N., Flemming, J., da Silva, A., Li, C., Fioletov, V., McLinden, C., Anisimov, A., Alshehri, Y. M., & Stenchikov, G. (2020). Study of SO2 Pollution in the Middle East Using MERRA-2, CAMS Data Assimilation Products, and High-Resolution WRF-Chem Simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125(6), e2019JD031993. DOI: 10.1029/2019jd031993
  • Ukhov, A., Mostamandi, S., da Silva, A., Flemming, J., Alshehri, Y., Shevchenko, I., & Stenchikov, G. (2020). Assessment of natural and anthropogenic aerosol air pollution in the Middle East using MERRA-2, CAMS data assimilation products, and high-resolution WRF-Chem model simulations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20(15), 9281-9310. DOI: 10.5194/acp-20-9281-2020
  • Parajuli, S. P., Stenchikov, G. L., Ukhov, A., Shevchenko, I., Dubovik, O., and Lopatin, A. (2020). Interaction of Dust Aerosols with Land/Sea Breezes over the Eastern Coast of the Red Sea from LIDAR Data and High-resolution WRF-Chem Simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,  20, 16089–16116,
  • Stenchikov, G. (2021). The role of volcanic activity in climate and global changes. In Climate change (pp. 607-643). ElsevierISBN: 978-0-12-821575-3.
  • Georgiy Stenchikov, Alexander Ukhov, Sergey Osipov, Ravan Ahmadov, Georg Grell, Karen Cady-Pereira, Eli Mlawer, Michael Iacono. (2021). How does a Pinatubo-size volcanic plume reaches the Middle Stratosphere, J. Geophys. Res., Atmospheres, 126, e2020JD033829.
  • Shevchenko, I., Engelbrecht, J. P., Mostamandi, S., & Stenchikov, G. (2021). Evaluation of minerals being deposited in the Red Sea using gravimetric, size distribution, and mineralogical analysis of dust deposition samples collected along the Red Sea coastal plain. Aeolian Research52, 100717.