Gennadi Milinevsky

Gennadi Milinevsky

Head of Space Physics Laboratory

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Senior Researcher of Space Physics Laboratory
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

1987 - 2002
Head of Space Physics Laboratory
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Base Commander in the First Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition winterover at Vernadsky Antarctic Station

1999 2006
Deputy Director of Sciences of the National Antarctic Scientific Centre of Ukraine

2002 2006
Leading scientist of Space Physics Laboratory
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

2006 - Present
Head of Space Physics Laboratory
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Atmosphere physics, aerosol and ozone research

Research Fields:
Enviroment & Climate Action

Previous and Current Research

Research interests, previous and current research

Atmosphere research: stratosphere, tropopause, ozone layer and ozone depletion, aerosols in the atmosphere, planetary waves. Climate change processes and their impact to ozone layer and ecosystems including climate change and ozone hole dynamics impact on Antarctic ecosystem. Radiactive contamination impact on environment.

Recent and Current Projects

  • 2016-ongoing

Spatial-temporal distribution of the atmosphere contamination by fine mode aerosols in the East-European region on the base of joint radiometer and lidar measurements and modelling

A project purpose is to determine the spatial-temporal distribution and descriptions of aerosol fine mode particles which have mainly an anthropogenic origin, in the atmosphere over Ukraine, Belarus and adjusted regions of Eastern Europe. Fine mode aerosol particles of sub-micron size are able to influence substantially on distribution of Sun radiation in the atmosphere and on water vapor condensation and cloud formation. In the project data of the ground-based and satellite observations will be used for modeling of aerosol distribution and transfer, taking into account the chemical transformations by using chemistry-transport model GEOS-Chem.

  • 2011-ongoing

Aerosol-UA space mission for remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols

Ukrainian space project Aerosol-UA aimed in providing information on the terrestrial atmospheric aerosol spatial distribution and microphysics to quantify the aerosol contribution to the climate change and planet energy budget modeling. The aerosol remote sensing concept of the project is based on precise orbital measurements of the intensity and polarization of sunlight scattered by the atmosphere and the surface by the scanning polarimeter ScanPol accompanied by the wide-angle multispectral imager-polarimeter MSIP. Advantages of the project will be provided by several features: (1) polarization is a relative measurement that can be made accurately; (2) polarimetric ScanPol measurements can stably calibrated on the orbit; (3) polarization change with scattering angle and wavelength gives information on size, refractive index and shape of aerosol; (4) synergy of scanner and imager will produce new quality of data on aerosol properties. The project Aerosol-UA is planned to be realized at new satellite platform developed in Yuzhnoye SDO.

  • 2010-ongoing

Ozone monitoring at GAW station Kyiv-Goloseyev

The Kyiv-Goloseyev ozone monitoring Regional GAW station No. 498 (GAW ID KGV) with the Dobson ozone spectrophotometer D040 has been established by Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (KNU) in collaboration with the Main Astronomical Observatory (MAO) NAS of Ukraine. The scientific team in charge of atmospheric chemistry observations at the station: Space Physics Laboratory of KNU and Laboratory for Atmospheric Optics of MAO included 7 scientists total, who joined in the United Laboratory of Atmospheric Optics and Aerosol of KNU and MAO. PI for the station and research: Dr Gennadi Milinevsky.

  • 2012-2016

Polar FORCES, Ukraine-Australia: Polar Feedbacks between Ozone Recovery and Climate in the Southern hemisphere

  • 2008-2014

PACT SCAR Action Group, Ukraine-Australia: Polar Atmospheric Chemistry at the Tropopause

  • 2013-2015

PICS, Ukraine-France: Aerosols, water vapor and ozone impact on Ukraine regional climate

  • 2010-2012

Ukraine-USA: Atmospheric aerosols over Ukraine studied by combining ground-based measurements and satellite data. CRDF Project UKG2-2969-KV-09.

Selected Publications

Grytsai A., Klekociuk A., Milinevsky G., Evtushevsky O., Stone K. (2017)
Evolution of the eastward shift in the quasi-stationary minimum of the Antarctic total ozone column
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 1741-1758, doi:10.5194/acp-17-1741-2017

Miatselskaya N., Kabashnikov V. , Milinevsky G., Chaikovsky A., Danylevsky V., Bovchaliuk V. (2016)
Atmospheric aerosol distribution in the Belarus-Ukraine region by the GEOS–Chem model and AERONET measurements
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37:14, 3181-3195,

Milinevsky G., Yatskiv Ya., Degtyaryov O. , et al. (2016)
New satellite project "Aerosol-UA": remote sensing of aerosols in the terrestrial atmosphere
Acta Astronautica, V. 123. 2016. P. 292300. doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.02.027,

Evtushevsky O.M., Kravchenko V.O., Hood L.L., Milinevsky G.P. (2015)
Teleconnection between the central tropical Pacific and the Antarctic stratosphere: spatial patterns and time lags
Climate Dynamics. Vol. 44, N 8. P. 18411855. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2375-2

Milinevsky G., Danylevsky V., Bovchaliuk V., Bovchaliuk A., et al. (2014)
Aerosol seasonal variations over urban sites in Ukraine and Belarus according to AERONET and POLDER measurements
Atmospheric Measurements Techniques. Vol. 7, N 5. 14591474. doi:10.5194/amt-7-1459-2014

Kravchenko V., Evtushevsky O., Grytsai A., Klekociuk A., Milinevsky G., Grytsai Z. (2012)
Quasi-stationary planetary waves in late winter Antarctic stratosphere temperature as a possible indicator of spring total ozone
Atmospheric Chemistry Physics. 12, N 6. 28652879.

Evtushevsky O., Klekociuk A., Grytsai A., Milinevsky G., Lozitsky V. (2011)
Troposphere and stratosphere influence on tropopause in the polar regions during winter and spring
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(11). 3153-3164, doi:10.1080/01431161.2010.541515

Lozitsky V., Grytsai A., Klekociuk A., Milinevsky G. (2011)
Influence of planetary waves on total ozone column distribution in northern and southern high latitudes
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(11). 3179-3186, doi:10.1080/01431161.2010.541519;

Kravchenko V.O., Evtushevsky O.M., Grytsai A.V., Milinevsky G.P. (2011)
Decadal variability of winter temperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula region
Antarctic Science 23(6). 614622; doi:10.1017/S0954102011000423

Danylevsky V., Ivchenko V., Milinevsky G. , Grytsai A., Sosonkin M., Goloub P., Li Z., Dubovik O. (2011)
Aerosol layer properties over Kyiv from AERONET/PHOTONS sunphotometer measurements during 2008-2009
International Journal of Remote Sensing 32(3). 657 669. doi:10.1080/01431161.2010.517798