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Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Irina A. Mironova

Co-leader of CAWSES II Task 1 Project 1:

Research Scientist Institute of Physics, St.Petersburg State University, Ulyanovskaya 1, Petrodvoretz, 198504 St.Petersburg, Russia Tel.: +7 812 428 4633 E-mail: and/or

•  Personal data          

Data of birth: 28.05.1973 Place of birth: St.Petersburg (then Leningrad) Citizenship: Russian Federation Languages: Russian, English, German

•  Duties in present post 

2003-now Research Scientist of Institute of Physics of Saint Petersburg State University Full time position: - Scientific work, publishing of scientific results, writing projects, participations in meetings, presenting reports on conferences; - Supervision of students and review of diploma works, summer practical training for students in solar-terrestrial physics.

• Previous posts held with dates of employment for each

2000-2003 - Research Scientist, Department of Numerical Mathematics,

                     Institute of Mathematics, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany  

1997-2000 - Postgraduate scholarship at Earth Physics Department,

                     Institute of Physics, St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia   

1994-1997 - Master study at Earth Physics Department, Institute of Phy sics,

                     St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia     

1990-1994 - Bachelor study at Faculty of Physics, St.Petersburg State University,

                     St.Petersburg, Russia   

• Brief vitae highlighting science career

Academic degree 2005 - PhD in Physics and Mathematics Science, Solar Physics (Russia) - Doctor rerum naturalium, Atmospheric Physics (Germany) Subject of the Joint PhD thesis: "Influence of solar activity on the transparency of the atmosphere and the optical properties of aerosol" 1997 – M.S. in Physics, diploma (St. Petersburg State University, Russia)

Awards and Grants - ISSI Team Leader project (2010-2012) - Grant for young candidates of science of St. Petersburg (2007, 2008, 2009); - DAAD project (2003-2006); - ISSEP (International Soros Science Educational Program) grant (2004); - Grant of Nansen Center (1999, 2000, 2004); - Grant for students, postgraduate students of St. Petersburg (1998 and 1999)


Expert-evaluator Referee of papers in Journal of Geophysical Research; Referee of projects of US Department of Energy.

Teaching and lecturing 2003-now: Supervisor and examiner of graduate students and PhD students; 2007-now: Summer practical course of solar-terrestrial physics for graduate students of St. Petersburg State University

• Research interests

The main field of interest is Solar-Terrestrial Physics, in particular a question on how do the Earth’s atmosphere respond to the solar variability and what can be a mechanism behind that. Solar-Terrestrial physics: Solar and geomagnetic activities, galactic and solar cosmic rays; solar proton events and ground level effect of solar protons, Forbush decreases of galactic cosmic rays. Atmospheric physics: trace gases, input solar radiation into the lower layers of atmosphere, optical depth, optical properties of atmospheric aerosol (extinction and backscattering profiles), microphysical aerosol parameters (refractive index, size of the particles, surface and volume concentration), lidar measurements.

• Publications in Refereed Journals

01. Usoskin, I. G., G. A. Kovaltsov, and I. A. Mironova, Cosmic ray induced ionization model CRAC:CRII: An extension to the upper atmosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D10302, 2010; 02. Usoskin, I.G., I.A. Mironova, M. Korte, G.A. Kovaltsov, Regional millennial trend in the cosmic ray induced ionization of the troposphere, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 72, pp.19-25, 2010; 03. Barlyaeva, TV; Mironova, IA; Ponyavin, Nature of Decadal Variations in the Climatic Data of the\par Second Half of the 20th Century, Doclady Earth Science, 425 (2), pp. 419-423, 2009; 04. I.A. Mironova, L. Desorgher, I.G. Usoskin, E.O. Flьckiger, and R. Bьtikofer, Variations of aerosol optical properties during the extreme solar event in January 2005, GRL, Vol. 35, doi:10.1029/2008GL035120, 2008; 05. C.Böckmann, I.Mironova, D.Müller, L.Schneidenbach, R.Nessler, Microphysical aerosol parameters from multivawelength lidar, J.Opt.Soc.Am., A/Vol.22, N.3, pp. 518- 528, 2005; 06. I.A.Mironova, M.I.Pudovkin, Increase in the Aerosol Content of the Lower Atmosphere after the Solar Proton Flares in January and August 2002 according to Data of Lidar Observations in Europe, J.Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, V.45, N.2, pp.234-240, 2005; 07. I.A.Mironova, The effect of solar activity on carbon dioxide concentration in the low atmosphere, J.Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, V.42, N.1, pp.135-138, 2002; 08. I.A.Mironova and M.I.Pudovkin, Solar activity as a controlling factor of the sunshine intensity at low latitudes, I.J.Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, V.3, N.1, pp.87-90, 2002.

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