Vladimir Mikhailov, D.Sc.

Leading Research Scientist
North-Eastern Permafrost Station, Magadan

РИНЦ Author ID: https://www.elibrary.ru/author_profile.asp?id=63647

Tel.: +7-4132-655261
Email: vmmikhailov@gmail.com


  • D.Sc. (Geography), Permafrost Institute SB RAS, 2005. Dissertation: Floodplain Taliks in the Russian North-East
  • Ph.D. (Geography), Permafrost Institute SB RAS, 1993. Dissertation: Relationship of the Thermal Regime between River Taliks and Open Streams
  • M.S. (Oceanology), Leningrad State University, 1973

Research Interests

  • Permafrost and hydrogeology:
  • heat and mass transfer in river valleys
  • Geomorphology:
  • morphodynamics of mountain rivers in relation to geological and tectonic factors
  • effects on permafrost and hydrogeology in river valleys

Current Project

  • SB RAS Basic Research Project, 2021-2025: The Thermal Field and Permafrost in Northeastern Russia: Controls and Dynamics (Participant)

Selected Past Projects

  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.135.2.1, 2017-2020: Subsurface Temperature Field and Permafrost Transformation in Northern Asia and Central Asian Mountains. Block 2. Current State and Dynamics of Permafrost in the Verkhoyansk-Chukotka Region. Development of a Geocryological Database (Co-Investigator)
  • SB RAS Core Project VII.63.2.5: Geocryological Hazards in the Russian North-East: Landscape and Hydrogeological Relationships. Section: Assessment of the Dynamics and Stability of Cryogenic Landscapes under Changes in Climate, Hydrogeology and Anthropogenic Activity (Co-Investigator)
  • RFBR Grant 97-05-65316, 2002-2003: Formation and Distribution of Infiltration Taliks in River Valleys, Understanding, Quantitative and Landscape-Indicator Assessment and Monitoring (Principal Investigator)
  • RFBR Grant 02-05-65304A, 2002-2003: Comparative Assessment of Infiltration Taliks in the Floodplains of River Basins in North-Eastern Russia by a Quantitative Indication Method (Principal Investigator)
  • RFBR Grant 97-05-65036, 1998: Physiographical Relationships of Permafrost Development in River Valleys, 1998 (Principal Investigator)
  • RFBR Grant 95-05-15718, 1993-1995: Influence of Lateral Inflow on the Thermal Regime of Large Streams, Russian North-East (Co-Investigator)

Field Work

Field work research experience in the Arctic regions of north-eastern Russia (Magadan Province, Yakutia) – observations of permafrost conditions, cryogenic processes, hydrology, surface heat balance, thermal regime, river water balance, taliks, thermal conditions in dam embankments and foundations.

Memberships and Committee Activity

  • Member, Dissertation Council at Melnikov Permafrost Institute

Supervision Activities

  • 2002-2003 – Ph.D. research supervisor (Tatyana Bantsekina)