Gennady Milinevsky

Gennady Milinevsky Senior Researcher

Born: April 30, 1951

Head of the Space Physics Laboratory, Physics Faculty, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
64/13, Volodymyrska Str., 01601, Kyiv, Ukraine, Tel: +38 050 352 5498, Fax: +38 044 526 4507,

Over 80 publications in refereed international journals. Over 140 conference presentations and other published articles. See:

M.Sc. (Kiev State University) 1974
Candidate Degree (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) 1980
Doctor of Science Degree (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) 2001

From May 2006-ongoing: Head of Space Physics Laboratory, Physics Faculty, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Principal Scientist of Atmosphere Optics Department in Main Astronomical Observatory National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (half time position since Oct 2016 – ongoing)

Lead, conduct and am engaged in several research projects with collaborations in USA (CRDF), France (University of Lille1), Australia (Australian Antarctic Division), Czech Republic (Masarik University), Ukraine, Russia and Belarus (Main Astronomical Observatory, Institute of Radio Astronomy, Institute of Physics, National Scientific Antarctic Center; Polar Geophysical Institute – Russia; Institute of Physics – Belarus).

Program Coordinator of Ukraine satellite mission Aerosol-UA Duration: since 2014 – ongoing.
Principal Investigator, CRDF project UKG2-2969-KV-09 ‘Atmospheric aerosols over Ukraine studied by combining ground-based measurements and satellite data’ 2010-2013.
Principal Investigator of Lugansk, Yevpatoria and Martova AERONET sites.
Co-chair PACT (Polar Atmospheric Chemistry at the Tropopause) action group of SCAR
Program Coordinator in Ukraine of the project: University South Carolina Chernobyl Research Initiative. Duration: from 2001 – ongoing.
Principal Investigator of the KGV Ozone Monitoring Site of GAW WMO Program:
Collaborator, CCMVal Project 42:
Collaborator, STCU Project GR-50(J), 2002 – 2005: ‘Ecological monitoring of biologically active antirachitic UV radiation and elaboration of the «VitaD» biodosimeter’.

To date, three PhD students have completed research projects and received PhD degree, and three PhD student project is ongoing under my supervision at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. At least one graduate student each year is supervising by me in atmospheric topic sub-projects.

Atmosphere research: stratosphere, tropopause, ozone layer and ozone depletion, aerosol  in the atmosphere, planetary waves. Climate change processes and their impact to ozone layer and ecosystems. Climate change and ozone hole dynamics impact on Antarctic ecosystem. Radioactive contamination impact on environment and ecosystem. Space teqnique and methods for aerosol remote sensing.

Principal Scientist of Atmosphere Optics Department in Main Astronomical Observatory National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (since Oct 2016 – ongoing)
Head of Atmosphere Optics Department in Main Astronomical Observatory National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2014-2016)
Adviser of Ukraine Delegation on Commission Conservation Marina Living Resources (2006-2016).
Principal Scientist of the National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine (2006)
Member of 5th Ukrainian Antarctic Season Expeditions, Expedition Leader of 6th, 7th, 10th Ukrainian Antarctic Season (2000, 2001, 2002, 2005).
Deputy Director of Sciences of the National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine (1999 – 2006)
Base Commander and Geophysicist (upper atmosphere, ozone) in the First Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition winter-over to the Vernadsky Station, Antarctic Peninsula (1996 – 1997).

Two ongoing lecture courses in Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University:
‘Ozone layer and ionosphere above Antarctica’ – 72 hours
‘Climate change and space weather in Antarctic region’ – 54 hours.

Milinevsky G., Danylevsky V. Atmospheric aerosol over Ukraine region: current status of knowledge and research. 2018. Frontiers in Environmental Science. Environmental Informatics, doi:10.3389/fenvs.2018.00059

Evtushevsky O., Grytsai A., Milinevsky G., Decadal changes in the central tropical Pacific teleconnection to the Southern Hemisphere extratropics. Climate Dynamics, 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00382-018-4354-5.

Syniavskyi, I.I., Ivanov, Yu.S., Sosonkin, M.G., Milinevsky, G.P., Koshman, G. Multispectral imager-polarimeter of the “Aerosol-UA” space project. Space Sci. & Technol. 2018, 24(3), 23-32.

Grytsai, A.V., Milinevsky, G.P. Total ozone content over Kyiv-Goloseyev station by ground-based and satellite measurements in 2010–2015. Space Sci. & Technol. 2018, 24(3), 40-54. (JLU)

Kravchenko O., Evtushevsky O.M., Grytsai A.V., Milinevsky G.P., Klekociuk A.R.. Preconditions for the ozone hole decrease in 2017. Ukrainian Journal Remote Sensing, 18, 53-58. 2018.

Bovchaliuk, V., Milinevsky, G., Danylevsky, V., Goloub, Ph., Sosonkin, M., Yukhimchuk, Yu., Podvin, T. Aerosol properties in atmosphere over Kyiv using lidar and sun-photometer observations. Space Sci. & Technol. 2017, 23(6), 34-45.

Hinke J.T., Barbosa A., Emmerson L.M., Hart T., Juáres M.A., Korczak-Abshire M., Milinevsky G., Santos M., Trathan P.N., Watters G.M., Southwell C. 2018. Estimating nest-level phenology and reproductive success of colonial seabirds using time-lapse cameras. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 00:1–11.

Miatselskaya N.S., Kabashnikov V.P., Norko A.V., Chaikovsky A.P., Bril A.I., Milinevsky G.P., Danylevsky V.O. Atmosphere aerosol modeling by GEOS-CHEM for the AEROSOL-UA space project validation. Space Sci. & Technol. 2017, 23(3), 3-10, 2017.  (JLU)

Grytsai, A., A., Klekociuk, G., Milinevsky, O., Evtushevsky, and K. Stone, 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

Mogylchak V.Y., Milinevsky G.P. Variations of total ozone in the atmosphere over the territory of Ukraine. Space Sci.&Technol. 2017, 23(2), 41-47,

Rapoport, Y. G., Cheremnykh, O. K., Koshovy, V. V., Melnik, M. O., Ivantyshyn, O. L., Nogach, R. T., Selivanov, Y. A., Grimalsky, V. V., Mezentsev, V. P., Karataeva, L. M., Ivchenko, Vasyl. M., Milinevsky, G. P., Fedun, V. N., and Tkachenko, E. N.: Ground-based acoustic parametric generator impact on the atmosphere and ionosphere in an active experiment, Ann. Geophys., 35, 53-70, doi:10.5194/angeo-35-53-2017, 2017.

Miatselskaya N., Kabashnikov V., Milinevsky G., Chaikovsky A., Danylevsky V. and 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., Ya. Yatskiv, O. Degtyaryov, I. Syniavskyi, M. Mishchenko, V. Rosenbush, Yu. Ivanov, A. Makarov, A. Bovchaliuk, V. Danylevsky, M. Sosonkin, S. Moskalov, V. Bovchaliuk, A. Lukenyuk, A. Shymkiv, E. Udodov. New satellite project Aerosol-UA: Remote sensing of aerosols in the terrestrial atmosphere // Acta Astronautica. – 2016. – V. 123. – P. 292 – 300.

Milinevsky G., V. Danylevsky, V. Bovchaliuk, A. Bovchaliuk, Ph. Goloub, O. Dubovik, V. Kabashnikov, A. Chaikovsky, M. Mishchenko, M. Sosonkin  Aerosol seasonal variations over urban sites in Ukraine and Belarus according to AERONET and POLDER measurements. Atmospheric Measurements Techniques. – 2014. – Vol. 7, N 5. – P. 1459–1474. – doi:10.5194/amt-7-1459-2014. – ISSN 1867-1381.

Bovchaliuk A., G. Milinevsky, V. Danylevsky, P. Goloub, O. Dubovik, A. Holdak, F. Ducos, M. Sosonkin. Variability of aerosol properties over Eastern Europe observed from ground and satellites in the period from 2003 to 2011. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. – 2013. – Vol. 13, N 13. – P. 6587–6602. – ISSN: 1680-7316.

Danylevsky V., V. Ivchenko, G. Milinevsky, A. Grytsai, M. Sosonkin, P. Goloub, Z. Li, O. Dubovik Danylevsky V. Aerosol layer properties over Kyiv from AERONET/PHOTONS sunphotometer measurements during 2008–2009. International Journal of Remote Sensing. – 2011. –Vol. 32, N 3. – P. 657–669. – ISSN: 0143-1161.

Kabashnikov V., G. Milinevsky, A. Chaikovsky, N. Miatselskaya, V. Danylevsky, A. Aculinin, D. Kalinskaya, E. Korchemkina, A. Bovchaliuk, A. Pietruczuk, P. Sobolewsky, V. Bovchaliuk Localization of aerosol sources in East-European region by back-trajectory statistics. International Journal of Remote Sensing. – 2014. – Vol. 35, N 19. – P. 6993–7006. – ISSN: 0143-1161.

Mousseau, T. A., Milinevsky, G., Kenney-Hunt, J., and Moller, A. P.: Highly reduced mass loss rates and increased litter layer in radioactively contaminated areas, Oecologia, doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-2908-8, 2014.

Milinevsky, G., Danylevsky, V., Bovchaliuk, V., Bovchaliuk, A., Goloub, Ph., Dubovik, O., Kabashnikov, V., Chaikovsky, A., Mishchenko, M., and Sosonkin, M. (2013). Aerosol seasonal variations over urban sites in Ukraine and Belarus according to AERONET and POLDER measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 10731-10759, doi:10.5194/amtd-6-10731-2013.

Mousseau T., Welch S., Chizhevsky I., Bondarenko O., Milinevsky G., Tedeschi D., Bonisoli-Alquati A., Møller A.. (2013) Tree rings reveal extent of exposure to ionizing radiation in Scots pine Pinus sylvestris. Trees (impact factor: 1.68), 06; DOI:10.1007/s00468-013-0891-z

Bovchaliuk V., Bovchaliuk A., Milinevsky G., Danylevsky V., Sosonkin M., Goloub Ph. (2013) Aerosol Microtops II sunphotometer observations over Ukraine. Advances in Astronomy and Space Physics, V. 3, P. 46 – 52.

Bovchaliuk, A., Milinevsky, G., Danylevsky, V., Goloub, P., Dubovik, O., Holdak, A., Ducos, F., and Sosonkin, M.: (2013) Variability of aerosol properties over Eastern Europe observed from ground and satellites in the period from 2003 to 2011, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 6587-6602, doi:10.5194/acp-13-6587-2013.

Flores, H. , Atkinson, A. , Kawagushi, S. , Krafft, B. , Milinevsky, G. , Nicol, S. , Reiss, C. , Tarling, G. A. , Werner, R. , Bravo Rebolledo, E. , Cirelli, V. , Cuzin-Roudy, J. , Fielding, S. , Groeneveld, J. , Haraldsson, M. , Lombana, A. , Marschoff, E. , Meyer, B. , Pakhomov, E. A. , Rombolá, E. , Schmidt, K. , Siegel, V. , Teschke, M. , Tonkes, H. , Toullec, J. , Trathan, P. , Tremblay, N. , Van de Putte, A. , van Franeker, J. A. and Werner, T. (2012) Impact of climate change on Antarctic krill // Marine Ecology-Progress Series (MEPS).  V. 458. P. 1-19.  doi: 10.3354/meps09831.

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. and Milinevsky G.P. (2011) Decadal variability of winter temperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Antarctic Science 23(6). 614–622; doi:10.1017/S0954102011000423.

Danylevsky, V., Ivchenko, V., Milinevsky, G. , Grytsai, A., Sosonkin, M., Goloub, P., Li, Z. and 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.

Smirnov, A., Holben, B. N., Giles, D. M., Slutsker, I., O’Neill, N. T., Eck, T. F., Macke, A., Croot, P., Courcoux, Y., Sakerin, S. M., Smyth, T. J., Zielinski, T., Zibordi, G., Goes, J. I., Harvey, M. J., Quinn, P. K., Nelson, N. B., Radionov, V. F., Duarte, C. M., Losno, R., Sciare, J., Voss, K. J., Kinne, S., Nalli, N. R., Joseph, E., Krishna Moorthy, K., Covert, D. S., Gulev, S. K., Milinevsky, G., Larouche, P., Belanger, S., Horne, E., Chin, M., Remer, L. A., Kahn, R. A., Reid, J. S., Schulz, M., Heald, C. L., Zhang, J., Lapina, K., Kleidman, R. G., Griesfeller, J., Gaitley, B. J., Tan, Q., and Diehl, T. L. (2011) Maritime aerosol network as a component of AERONET – first results and comparison with global aerosol models and satellite retrievals. Atmos. Meas. Tech.  4. 583-597, doi:10.5194/amt-4-583-2011.

Danylevsky V., Ivchenko V., Milinevsky G., Sosonkin M., Goloub Ph., Z. Li., O. Dubovik (2010) Atmospheric Aerosol Properties Measured with AERONET/PHOTONS Sun-Photometer over Kyiv during 2008-2009 In: Use of Satellite and In-Situ Data to Improve Sustainability (Eds. F. Kogan, A. Powell and O. Fedorov). NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Springer, 285 – 294.

Laska, K., Prosek, P., Budik, L., Budikova, M., Milinevsky, G. (2010): Estimation of solar UV radiation in maritime Antarctica using nonlinear model including cloud effects. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31 (4), 831-849, doi: 10.1080/01431160902897866.

Parnikoza I., Convey P., Dykyy I., Trokhymets V., Milinevsky G., Tyschenko O., Inozemtseva D., Kozeretska I. (2009) Current status of the Antarctic herb tundra formation in the Central Argentine Islands. Global Change Biology 15, 1685–1693, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01906.x;

Laska, K., Prosek, P., Budik, L., Budikova, M., Milinevsky, G. (2009): Prediction of erythemally effective UV radiation by means of nonlinear regression model. Environmetrics 20. 633-646, doi: 10.1002/env.968.

Evtushevsky, O.M., Grytsai, A.V., Klekociuk, A.R., Milinevsky, G.P. (2008) Total ozone and tropopause zonal asymmetry during the Antarctic spring. Journal of Geophysical Research 113. D00B06, doi:10.1029/2008JD009881.

Evtushevsky O., Milinevsky G., Grytsai A., Kravchenko V., Grytsai Z., Leonov M. (2008) Comparison of ground-based Dobson and satellite EP-TOMS total ozone measurements over Vernadsky station, Antarctica, 1996-2005. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29(9). 2675-2683, doi: 10.1080/01431160701767591.

Varotsos C.A., Milinevsky G., Grytsai A., Efstathiou M., Tzanis C. (2008) Scaling effect in planetary waves over Antarctica. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29(9). 2697-2704, doi: 10.1080/01431160701767559.

Grytsai A.V., Evtushevsky O.M., Milinevsky G.P. (2008) Anomalous quasi-stationary planetary waves over the Antarctic region in 1988 and 2002. Annales Geophysicae 26(5). 1101-1108.

Woodworth P.L., Hughes C.W., Blackman D.L., Stepanov V.N., Holgate S.J., Foden P.R., Pugh J.P., Mack S., Hargreaves G.W., Meredith M.P., Milinevsky G. and Fierro Contreras J.J. (2006) Antarctic Peninsula sea levels: a real-time system for monitoring Drake Passage transport. Antarctic Science 18(3). 429-436.