Dr. Georgiy Stenchikov

Georgiy Stenchikov

Principal Investigator

Atmospheric and Climate Modeling (AtCM)

Professor of Environmental Sciences, Chair of the Earth Sciences and Engineering program

Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)

Selected Publications

  • Water management during climate change using aquifer storage and recovery of stormwater in a dunefield in western Saudi Arabia
    O. Lopez, G. Stenchikov, T. Missimer
    Environmental Research Letters, Volume 9, Issue 7, Article number 075008, (2014)

  • Remote sensing the phytoplankton seasonal succession of the Red Sea
    D.E. Raitsos, Y. Pradhan, R.J.W Brewin, G. Stenchikov, I. Hoteit
    PLoS ONE, Volume 8, Issue 6, (2013)
  • Modeling a typical winter-time dust event over the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea
    S. Kalenderski, G. Stenchikov, and C. Zhao
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Volume 13, Issue 4, Pages 1999-2014, (2013)
  • CMIP5 Simulations of Climate Following Volcanic Eruptions
    S. Driscoll, A. Bozzo, L.J. Gray, A. Robock, G. Stenchikov
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 117, Issue 17, (2012)

  • A test for geoengineering?
    A. Robock, M. Bunzl, B. Kravitz, and G. Stenchikov
    Science, Volume 327, Issue 5965, Pages 530-531, 2010
  • Volcanic Signals in Oceans
    G. Stenchikov, T. Delworth, V. Ramaswamy, I. Held, R. Stouffer, A. Wittenberg, F. Zeng
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 114, Issue 16, (2009)
  • Multiscale Plume Transport from Collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001
    G. Stenchikov, N. Lahoti, P. Lioy, P. Georgopoulos, D. Diner, and R. Kahn
    Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Volume 6, Issue 5, Pages 425-450, (2006)
  • Arctic Oscillation response to Volcanic Eruptions in the IPCC AR4 Climate Models
    G. Stenchikov, K. Hamilton, R.J. Stouffer, A. Robock, V. Ramaswamy, B. Santer, and H.-F. Graf
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 111, Issue 7, (2006)

  • Simulation of the fine structure of the July 12, 1996 STERAO-A storm accounting for effects of terrain and interaction with mesoscale flow
    G. Stenchikov, K. Pickering, A. De Caria, W.-K. Tao, J. Scala, L. Ott, D. Bartels, T. Matejka
    Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, Volume 110, Issue 14, Pages 1-14, (2005)
  • Arctic Oscillation response to the 1991 Pinatubo Eruption in the SKYHI GCM with a realistic Quasi-Biennial Oscillation
    G. Stenchikov, K. Hamilton, A. Robock, V. Ramaswamy, and M.D. Schwarzkopf
    Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, Volume 109, Issue 3, Pages D03112 1-13, (2004)

  • Education

    • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Moscow, Russia, 1977

    Professional Profile

    • 2009-present: Professor of Environmental Sciences, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 1998-2009: Research Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, USA
    • 1992-1998: Senior Research Scientist, Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park
    • 1976-1992: Head of the Branch of Mathematical Modeling of Anthropogenic Impacts (previously Senior Research Scientist and Junior Research Scientist), Computer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

    Scientific and Professional Memberships

    • American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union


    • 2007: Co-authored the Nobel Prize winning IPCC AR4 report
    • 2006: AGU Journal Highlight Award for the paper by T. Delworth, V. Ramaswamy, and G. Stenchikov, 2005: The impact of aerosols on simulated ocean temperature and heat content in the 20th century; Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1029/2005GL024457
    • 2004: NOAA Outstanding Scientific Paper Award for 2003 for the paper by B.J. Soden, R.T. Wetherald, G.L. Stenchikov, and A. Robock, 2002; Global Cooling After the Eruption of Mt. Pinatubo: A Test of Climate Feedback by Water vapor, Science, 296, 727-730
    • 2003: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Group Achievement Award "In recognition of outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the extremely successful Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers - Florida Area Cirrus Experiment (CRYSTAL-FACE) based in the Florida Everglades region in July 2002"
    • 1986: Prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for the development of multi-tasking software

    KAUST Affiliations

    Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)