Igor Klimovsky, Ph.D.

Leading Research Scientist, Laboratory of General Geocryology

Author ID: https://www.elibrary.ru/author_profile.asp?id=61412

Email: klimka1985@mail.ru


  • Ph.D. (Geography), Yakutsk Department, USSR Academy of Sciences. Dissertation: Cryogenic and Post-cryogenic Features in Northern Transbaikalia
  • M.S. (Geography), Moscow State University, 1958

Research Interests

  • Regional permafrost studies
  • Cryolithology
  • Ground thermal regime
  • History of geocryological research

Field Work

  • 1956 – technical field assistant, Vilyui permafrost expedition led by I. Tyutyunov
  • along the 250 km road route from Mukhtuya (now Lensk) to Novyi camp (now Mirny)
  • 1958 – technical field assistant, geological survey, Khara-Ulakh and Tuora-Sis Ridges, northern Yakutia; Glacier 31, Suntar-Khayata Range, northeastern Yakutia
  • 1959 – thermal, lithological and hydrogeological studies, Amakinka diamond exploration expedition, western Yakutia
  • 1960 – cryolithology of alluvial and lacustrine sediments in the Tas-Tumus gas field
  • 1961 – geotechnical investigations for the Nizhne-Lensky hydro project, Lower Lena
  • 1962-1966 – geocryological studies in northern Transbaikalia
  • 1967-1972 – permafrost surveys along the western section of the proposed Baikal-Amur railroad
  • 1971-1973 – permafrost surveys in the Azeya coal field, Irkutsk Region, and in eastern Verkhoyansk Mountains
  • 1975-1976 – glacial studies in the Ulakhan-Chistay Ridge, upper Moma and Kolyma
  • 1980-1987 – permafrost surveys in western Yakutia (Mirny and Udachny areas, along proposed gas pipeline routes, first ground temperature measurements in the central part of the Vilyui trap plateau, lower Olenek River, cryolithological studies along the Morkoka, Markha and Anyakh Rivers)
  • 1981 – permafrost studies on Arga-Muora-Sise Island, Lena Delta
  • 1983 - morphometry of sporadic permafrost in gold dredging areas on the Kuranakh River and its tributaries
  • 1993 – multi-disciplinary expedition to New Siberian Islands

Teaching Involvement

Over 25 years, Dr. Klimovsky was an instructor then a lecturer at Yakutsk Univseristy. Twelve PhD students successfully completed their degrees under his supervision, including leading MPI scientists Viktor Kunitsky, Alexander Fedorov and Mikhail Grigoriev.