Sergey Razumov, D.Sc.

Principal Research Scientist, Laboratory of General Geocryology


Author ID: https://www.elibrary.ru/author_profile.asp?id=144711
ORCID: 0000-0002-7062-3807
Web of Science ResearcherID: W-1685-2018
Scopus ID: ID: 26647772900

Email: razum55@mail.ru 


  • D.Sc. (Geography), Melnikov Permafrost Institute, 2007. Dissertation: Modeling and Predicting the Dynamics of Ice-Rich Coasts of the Eastern Russian Arctic Seas
  • Ph.D. (Geography), Permafrost Institute, 1996. Dissertation: Dynamics of Thermoabrasional Seacoasts in Relation to Climate and Permafrost Conditions (with Reference to the Kolyma Bay, East Siberian Sea)
  • M.S. (Oceanology), Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institute, Leningrad, 1982

Research Interests

  • Arctic coastal dynamics
  • Geomorphology
  • Permafrost
  • Modeling

Current Projects

  • RFBR Project 18-05-60300\18, 2018-2021: Thermal Abrasion of the Russian Arctic Coasts (Principal Investigator)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project, 2021-2025: Structure of Continental Permafrost and Key Stages of Its Evolution during the Neopleistocene and Holocene (Participant)

Past Projects

  • RFBR Project 18-45-140057, 2018-2020: Subsea Permafrost Degradation Rates and Additional Gas Fluxes from Bottom Sediments to the Atmosphere in Arctic Yakutia in Response to Observed Climate Variations (Co-Investigator)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.133.1.1, 2017-2020: Evolution of Coastal and Subsea Permafrost in the Laptev and East Siberian Seas – Block 3. Analysis of Published and Unpublished Data on Climate and Sea Level Changes during the Late Cenozoic. Development of Functional Structures for Coastal Erosion Modeling (Principal Investigator)
  • RFBR Project 18-05-70091, 2018-2020: Estimation of Arctic Coastal Erosion and Inputs of Terrigeneous Material and Organic Carbon to the Arctic Basin (Co-Investigator)
  • Principal Investigator, SB RAS Basic Research Project VIII.75.1.2, 2013-2016. Evolution of Coastal and Nearshore Permafrost in a Changing Climate, Eastern Arctic Russia (New Samoylov Station Based Studies) – Block 3. Modeling of Offshore Permafrost Dynamics and Coastal Erosion in East Siberia (Principal Investigator)
  • RFBR Project 13-05-00267, 2013-2015. The Formation, Current State, and Predicted Changes of the Laptev Sea Offshore Permafrost (Principal Investigator)
  • SB RAS Core Project VII.63.2.4, 2010-2012. The Structure and State of Permafrost in Northern Asia under a Changing Climate and Anthropogenic Impacts
  • SB RAS Core Project, 2007–2009. Ice-Rich Permafrost: Structure, Cryogenesis and Development Risks
  • SB RAS Core Project 24.4.1, 2004–2006. Processes of the Formation and Degradation of Cryolithogenic Strata
  • SB RAS Core Project, 1999-2003. Spatial and Temporal Patterns in the Distribution and Development of Frozen Ground, Ice, and Related Processes and Features
  • RAS Department of Earth Sciences Program No. 23. Fundamental Issues in Oceanology: Physics, Biology, and Ecology. Project 23.2, 2012. Permafrost on the Shelf and Continental Margin of the Russian Arctic: Distribution, Paleogeography, Geological History, Structure, Properties, and Evolution Trends
  • SB RAS Interdisciplinary Integrated Project No. 144. Cryogenic Resources of the Arctic and Subarctic: State and Structure of Permafrost, Physico-Chemical Modeling and Biological Potential of Cryogenic Systems. Part 1. State and Structure of the Arctic and Subarctic Permafrost. Project 1.1, 2012. Permafrost on the Eurasian Shelf and Continental Margin: Formation History, Current State, Evolution Trends, and Role in Greenhouse Gas Fluxes
  • Partner Integration Project No. 9. Comparison of Environment Evolution between Siberia and Far East for Main Time Slices in the Late Cenozoic. Part 9.1, 2012. Chronostratigraphic Depositional Sequences and Depositional Environments in Climatic Regions
  • RAS Department of Earth Sciences Program No. 13. Evolution of the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Section 5, 2009-2011. Geotemperature Field and Permafrost Dynamics in Northern Eurasia. Evaluation of Current Rates of Permafrost Dynamics in the Continental and Shelf Areas of Northern Eurasia
  • Contract with OAO Lenhydroproject, 2008-2009. Geocryological Conditions in the Evenki Hydro Scheme Area, Nizhnyaya Tunguska River Basin
  • RAS Department of Earth Sciences Program No. 14. Formation History of the Arctic Ocean and Regime of Current Natural Processes in the Arctic. Project 14.1, 2006-2008. Permafrost and Related Processes in Polar Land Areas and Arctic Shelves
  • Public Contract with the Republic of Sakha/Yakutia Government No. 254. Project 1.1.18, 2006. Assessment of Impact of Railroad Construction and Operation on Exogenous Geological Processes in the Tyumaada Valley and Adjacent Areas
  • RFBR Project 03-05-96093 p2003apktika_a, 2003-2005. Modeling and Predicting Permafrost Dynamics on Eastern Arctic Seacoasts in a Changing Climate
  • SB RAS Interdisciplinary Integrated Project No. 101, 2005. Geodynamic Factors of Current Disastrous Phenomena in Northeastern Asia. Section 4. Exogenous Processes in Northeastern Asia as a Driver of Natural Disasters
  • RAS Presidium Fundamental Research Program II-34. Project 3.1, Permafrost and Environmental Processes in the Coastal and Offshore Areas of the Eurasian Arctic. Section 1, 2005. Permafrost in the Eastern Sector of the Arctic: Evolution, Subsurface Temperature Distribution, and Interactions with Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
  • RAS Presidium Program. World Ocean. Project 16.5, 2003. Erosion of Ice-Rich Arctic Coasts
  • RAS Presidium Program. World Ocean. Project 14.5. Coastal Dynamics in the Russian Arctic
  • Laptev Sea System Project, 1999-2002
  • RFBR Project 98-05-65506, 1998-2000. Evolution of Cryogenic Processes in the Coastal Area of the Laptev and East Siberian Seas
  • Regional Research project No. 1. Geological and Geocryological Problems in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Part 3, 1999. Geocryology. Study of Dynamics of Ice-Rich Coast Erosion in Northern Yakutia and Sediment Discharge into the Shelf and Prediction of Thermal Abrasion Development
  • 1999-2001, Evolution of Cryogenic Processes in Coastal Areas of the Laptev and East Siberian Seas
  • 1997-1999, Study of Thermal Abrasion and Thermal Denudation Processes at Key Sites on the Laptev and East Siberian Sea Coasts


  • 2006 – Tuymaada valley, Central Yakutiafield studies of permafrost-related geological processes for impact assessment of a proposed railroad
  • 1999-2002 – Laptev and East Siberian seas, Russian-German expeditions
  • 1994-1998 – Upper Kolyma River, field studies of permafrost and related processes
  • 1990-1993 – Krestovsky Cape and Kolyma River Delta, East Siberian Sea coast, field studies of permafrost and related processes
  • 1989 – Geophysical surveys in Tiksi area, Laptev Sea coast

Committee Activity

  • Member, Dissertation Council D 003.025.01
  • Member, MPI Scientific Council
  • Expert Panel Member, Russian Foundation for Basic Research (2017–2020)