Sea Atmosphere Interaction And Climate Laboratory

Southern Hemisphere
cyclone tracks

Sea-Air Interaction and Climate Laboratory (SAIL) develops research in ocean-atmosphere interaction and climate dynamics. Being a research unit of P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Science (IORAS) we are especially focused on the ocean's role in climate variability and change. However, our mandate is not only limited to the ocean research. Read more...


2020 Mar

The high-resolution 40-year 3D hindcast -- NAAD (North Atlantic Atmospheric Downscaling) has been developed and published (Gavrikov et al., 2020). The data is available on www.naad.ocean.ru.

2019 Feb

Mikhail Krinitskiy lectured as an invited speaker at the Winter Multidisciplinary School and at the Winter Artificial Intelligence School of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with the topic "Machine learning in Earth sciences today".

2018 Aug

SAIL members made a contribution to the Coordinated Ocean Wave Climate Project (COWCLIP).

2018 Jun

Mikhail Krinitskiy completed his PhD at IORAS. Congratulations!

2016 Aug

Natalia Tilinina was awarded the "Best student oral presentation" at the 20th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction in Madison, WI with the talk coauthored by Sergey Gulev "Atmospheric Drivers of the Variability and Extreme Surface Turbulent Heat Fluxes Over the North Atlantic in Winter". Congratulations to Natalia with the proper completion of her PhD at IORAS!

2016 Feb

The new measuring system for defining the characteristics of the cloud, which has no analogues in Russia, held field-test for future improvements, on board the RV "Akademik Nikolaj Strakhov" during Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE2).

2014 Oct

New automatic optical package for cloud cover estimation has been tested during two North Atlantic cruises (Jul and Sep 2014) by M. Krinitsky and A. Gavrikov.

2012 Dec

Latest update of the Global Wave Atlas: 1970-2011.

2012 Nov

New application of VOS data: S.I. Badulin and V. Grigorieva published a paper “On discriminating swell and wind driven seas in Voluntary Observing Ship data” in the Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 117. The global visual wave observations are reanalyzed within the theoretical concept of self-similar wind-driven seas.

in the agenda
IMILAST – establishing more truth in numerical cyclone tracking

SAIL/IORAS together with as many as 12 other groups around the world started a project focused on the development of comprehensive intercomparison and validation of numerical schemes for tracking cyclones.

Surface energy fluxes and climate science: A concept paper of Sergey Gulev, Chris Fairall and Vladimir Riabinin (towards the JSC-29 meeting)

Better climate observation and prediction can only be achieved if we minimize the uncertainties of the global energy balance and increase the accuracy of the estimation of variability of air-sea fluxes on all time scales.
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More of MORE: "Polarstern" covers Capetown-Europe section with a joint German-Russian radiation team onboard

During 20+ days from 12 April 2007 to 5 May 2007 German research icebreaker Polarstern with chief scientist Andreas Macke and our team member Alexey Sinitsyn onboard measured radiation at sea surface under the MORE (Meridional Oceanic Radiation Experiment). This is the 6th in the series of MORE cruises.

NEMO-based DRAKKAR Global Ocean hindcast at eddy-permitting resolution

DRAKKAR community has compiled the pilot hindcast of the World Ocean circulation in eddy-permitting resolution using DRAKKAR hierarchy of OGCMs based on the NEMO system.

SINGAPORE: SMALL ISLAND AND BIG CLIMATE ISSUES: Local downscaling of climate change is on the way

In April 2007 we started the regional climate downscaling project, targeted at sea level and ocean wind wave extremes for Singapore - one of the Asian hi-tech and financial capitals. This small 24-months project is funded by the Tropical Marine Science Institute of the National University of Singapore

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