Yury Vikhliaev, Research Scientist II

Yury Vikhliaev


NASA Goddard
Bldg 33, Room G125c
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone: 301-614-5927


Ten years of research experience in climate modeling, climate variability and predictability as a member of international team.


Dr. Yury Vikhliaev received his masters degree in applied math and physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1996, with specialization in geophysical fluid dynamics and oceanography. From 1996 to 1999 he was a research assistant in the Geological Institution of Russian Academy of Science, where he worked on reconstruction of history of sedimentary basins and participated in creation of geo-information database of tectonic maps of the Pre-Kaspian Sedimentary Basin. From 1997 to 1999 he was employed at SOVGEOINFO as an operational technician and participated in creation of geo-information database of topographic maps of Russia. He received his Ph.D. degree in Climate Dynamics from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, in January 2006. His Ph.D. research was focused on understanding the decadal climate variability in the Pacific Basin and analysis of low frequency dynamical modes in numerical climate models using the breeding technique. Upon graduation, Dr. Vikhliaev held the position of Research Scientist at the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, Calverton, Virginia. His work was focused on understanding climate noise and climate predictability using coupled general circulation model simulations. For five years, Dr. Vikhliaev was a Research Associate with GEST/UMBC; subsequently, he joined GESTAR/Universities Space Research Association in May 2011. While with GEST, he developed a coupled climate model for NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office. He continues his work on coupled climate modeling in collaboration with NASA/GMAO, and conducts a research of climate variability and predictability on interannual-to decadal time scales.