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Irina Chubarenko

 Irina Chubarenko 

Place of work:

Laboratory for Coastal Systems Study
Atlantic Branch of P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS.

Professional experience:


2001-DFG; Field measurement campaign in Lake Constance; project «Diffusion in Lakes».

2001-2008: NATO CCMS Pilot Study on Ecosystem Modelling of Coastal Lagoons for Sustainable Management.

2002-2004: INTAS № 460 «Mass transfer through the submarine canyons».

2003-2005: RFBR № 03-05-65136 “Investigation of dynamics and structural features of the Baltic Sea surface layer".

2004-2005: Expert of the Working package 2 “WP2: Water Resources” in the TACIS/2003/061-131 90 Project “Seagull RC: Russian component of the development strategy for Euroregion Baltic”.

2005: NATO Advance Study Institute “Advanced modeling Techniques for Rapid Diagnostics and Assessment of CBRN agents effects on water resources”. Lecturer, physical oceanography.

2005-2006: Co-ordinator of NIS participants of the NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant ESP.CLG 981 368 «Seasonal mixing mechanisms in upper layers of Caspian and Baltic seas”.

2006-2006: RFBR № 06-05-79097-k «Organization and realization of field studies of coastal landscapes and aquatories in the South-Eastern Baltic sea supporting RFBR grants 06-05-65080, 06-05-64138, 06-05-64943 and 05-05-64833»

2006-2008: RFBR № 06-05-64138 "Investigation of water-exchange between surface and deep layers of the Baltic Sea: down-slope currents, coastally-related frontal zones, orographic and convective effects".

2007-2009: RFBR № 07-05-00850 "Investigation of a mechanism of seasonal water-exchange between shelf and open sea area and its response to expected climate change”.

Topics of interest:

Geophysical fluid dynamics; convective water exchange in natural basins; horizontal convection; deep ocean convection; mixing close to temperature of maximum density; cascading; upwelling; thermal bar; day/night circulation.

Active research projects:

2008-2010: RFBR № 08-05-92421-BONUS_a «Advanced modeling tool for scenarios of the Baltic Sea ecosystem to support decision making – ECOSUPPORT».

2009-2011: RFBR № 09-05-00446_a «Density currents and mixing processes at the Baltic Sea slopes».

2010-2012: RFBR № 10-05-00540_a “Non-stationary convective water-exchange between shelf and open waters and its contribution to the formation of the thermohaline structure of the Baltic Sea”.

Representative publications:

Chubarenko I., Hutter K. (2005). Thermally driven interaction of the littoral and limnetic zones by autumnal cooling process // J. Limnol. 64(1), pp. 31-42.

B.Chubarenko, I.Chubarenko, H.Baudler. Comparison of Darss-Zingst Bodden Chain and Vistula Lagoon (Baltic Sea) in a view of hydrodynamic numerical modelling. Baltica, V.18 (2). December 2005. Pp.56-67.

Chubarenko I, Demchenko N. Coastal cooling/heating events based on laboratory experiments. Acta Geophysica, v. 55, №1. pp. 56-64. 2007.

Chubarenko I., Demchenko N. Laboratory modeling of structure of the thermal bar and related circulation in a basin with sloping bottom. Oceanology, 48(3), 2008, pp. 349-361.

Dethleff, D., E.W.Kempema, R.Koch, I.Chubarenko. On the helical flow of Langmuir circulation – approaching the process of suspension freezing. Cold Region Science and Technology, 56(1), 2009. Pp.50-57.

Chubarenko I.P., Demchenko N.Y. On contribution of horizontal and intra-layer convection to the formation of the Baltic Sea cold intermediate layer. Ocean Sci. 6(1), 285-299, 2010.

Chubarenko I. Horizontal convective water exchange above underwater slope: mechanism of formation and analysis of development. Oceanology, 50(2), 2010 – in press. Paper.


Methods of research: laboratory experiment; numerical modelling (MIKE3 family); field measurements (the Baltic sea and its lagoons; lakes).