CV Rostislav D. Kouznetsov

Title Dr, Senior Researcher
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, PL 503, FI-00101 Helsinki
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560 Helsinki
Phone number +358 29 539 4630

Fields of expertise

Atmospheric boundary layer, acoustic remote sensing, air-surface interactions, atmospheric transport modeling, aerosol deposition, advection schemes

University and other degrees

  • Ph.D. physical and mathematical sciences, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics 26.1.2006, Moscow, Russia. Contact: A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Phone: +7 495 951 2168, E-mail:; URL:

  • M.Sc. physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 22.1.2000 Contact: Physical dept. of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Phone: +7 495 939 1682; Fax: +7 495 932 8820 E-mail:; URL:

Previous professional appointments

  • Jun 2009-pres. Senior Research Fellow (Consultant), A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Moscow, Russia

  • 2007-2009: Senior Research fellow at Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences (IAPh), Laboratory of Radio-Acoustics

  • 2005-2007.: Research fellow at A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences (IAPh), Laboratory of Radio-Acoustics

  • 2000-2005: PhD student at A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences (IAPh), Laboratory of Radio-Acoustics.

  • 1994-2000: student at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU).

List of publications


  1.  Valery F. Kramar, Evgeniya Baykova, Margarita Kallistratova, Rostislav Kouznetsov, and Sergei Kulichkov. Ground-based remote sensing of the ABL structure in Moscow and its use to estimate pollutant surface emission rates. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climat., 53(5):1272–1281, February 2014. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-010.1.

  2.  CR Wood, L J ̈arvi, RD Kouznetsov, A Nordbo, S Joffre, A Drebs, T Vihma, A Hirsikko, I Suomi, C Fortelius, E O'Connor, D Moiseev, S Haapanala, J Moilanen, M Kangas, A Karppinen, T Vesala, and J Kukkonen. An overview on the urban boundary-layer atmosphere network in helsinki. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pages –, April 2013. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00146.1.

  3.  O. Meinander, S. Kazadzis, A. Arola, A. Riihel ̈a, P. R ̈ais ̈anen, R. Kivi, A. Kontu, R. Kouznetsov, M. Sofiev, J. Svensson, H. Suokanerva, V. Aaltonen, T. Manninen, J.-L. Roujean, and O. Hautecoeur. Spectral albedo of seasonal snow during intensive melt period at sodankyl ̈a, beyond the arctic circle. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13(7):3793–3810, 2013. doi:10.5194/acp-13-3793-2013.

  4.  Vasily Lyulyukin, Rostislav Kouznetsov, and Margarita Kallistratova. The composite shape and structure of braid patterns in kelvin-helmholtz billows observed with a sodar. J.Atmos. and Ocean. Technol., pages –, September 2013. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00255.1.

  5.  Margarita A. Kallistratova, Rostislav D. Kouznetsov, Valerii F. Kramar, and Dmitrii D.Kuznetsov. Profiles of wind speed variances within nocturnal low-level jets observed with a sodar. J. Atmos. and Ocean. Technol., 30(9):1970–1977, June 2013. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00265.1.

  6.  R. D. Kouznetsov, P. Tisler, T. Palo, and T Vihma. Evidence of very shallow summertimekatabatic flows in Dronning Maud land, Antarctica. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climat., 52(1):164–168, October 2013. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0218.1.

  7.  R Kouznetsov and M Sofiev. A methodology for evaluation of vertical dispersion and dry deposition of atmospheric aerosols. J. Geophys. Res., 117:D01202, 1–17, 2012. doi:10.1029/2011JD016366.

  8.  M Kallistratova and R Kouznetsov. Low-level jets in the Moscow region in summer and winter observed with a sodar network. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 143:159–175, 2012.doi:10.1007/s10546-011-9639-8.

  9.  S. S. Zilitinkevich, I. Esau, N. Kleeorin, I. Rogachevskii, and R. D. Kouznetsov. On thevelocity gradient in stably stratified shearedflows. Part 1: Asymptotic analysis and applica-tions. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 135:505–511, 2010. doi:10.1007/s10546-010-9488-x.

  10.  R.D. Kouznetsov and S. S. Zilitinkevich. On the velocity gradient in stably stratifiedsheared flows. Part 2: Observations and models. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 135:513–517,2010. doi:10.1007/s10546-010-9487-y.1

  11.  R. D. Kouznetsov. The summertime ABL structure over an antarctic oasis with a verticalDoppler sodar. Meteorol. Z., 18(2):163–167, 2009. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2009/0369.

  12.  R. D. Kouznetsov. The multiple-frequency sodar with high temporal resolution. Meteorol.Z., 18(2):169–173, 2009. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2009/0373.

  13.  M. A. Kallistratova, R. D. Kouznetsov, D. Kuznetsov, I. Kuznetsova, M. Nakhaev, andG. Chirokova. The summertime low-level jet characteristics measured by sodars over ruraland urban areas. Meteorol. Z., 18(3):289–295, 2009. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2009/0380.

  14.  M. A. Kallistratova and R. D. Kouznetsov. A note on sodar return signals in the stableatmospheric boundary layer. Meteorol. Z., 18(3):297–307, 2009. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2009/0387.

  15.  I. Granberg, V. Kramar, R. Kouznetsov, O. Chkhetiani, M. Kallistratova, S. Kulichkov,M. Artamonova, D. Kuznetsov, V. Perepelkin, V. Perepelkin, and F. Pogarskii. Astudy of the spatial structure of the atmospheric boundary layer with a Doppler-sodarnetwork. Izvestiya, Atmosph. and Ocean. Phys., 45(5):541–548, October 2009. doi:10.1134/S0001433809050016.

  16.  E. I. Grechko, A. V. Dzhola, V. S. Rakitin, E. V. Fokeeva, and R.D. Kuznetsov. Variationof the carbon monoxide total column and atmospheric boundary layer parameters in thecenter of Moscow. Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics, 22(3):284–288, 2009. doi:10.1134/S1024856009020110.

  17.  V. P. Yushkov, R. D. Kuznetsov, and M. A. Kallistratova. Mean wind speed profilesin the air basin of moscow. Russian Meteorology and Hydrology, 33(10):624–631, 2008.doi:10.3103/S1068373908100038.

  18.  S. Emeis, K. Baumann-Stanzer, M. Piringer, R. Kallistratova, M. andKouznetsov, andV. Yushkov. Wind and turbulence in the urban boundary layer - analysis from acousticremote sensing data and fit to analytical relations. Meteorol. Z., 16(4):393–406, 2007.doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2007/0217.

  19.  D. A. M. Engelbart, M. A. Kallistratova, and R. D. Kouznetsov. Determination of theturbulent fluxes of heat and momentum in the ABL by ground-based remote-sensing tech-niques (a review). Meteorol. Z., 16(4):325–335, 2007. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2007/0224.

  20.  R. D. Kouznetsov, V. F. Kramar, and M. A. Kallistratova. The vertical structure ofturbulent momentum flux in the lower part of the atmospheric boundary layer. Meteorol.Z., 16(4):367–363, 2007. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2007/0205.

  21.  V. P. Yushkov, M. A. Kallistratova, R. D. Kouznetsov, G. A. Kurbatov, and V. F. Kramar.Experience in measuring the wind-velocity profile in an urban environment with a Dopplersodar. Izvestiya Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics, 43:168–180, 4 2007. doi:10.1134/S0001433807020041.

  22.  R. D. Kouznetsov. Latan-3 sodar for investigation of the atmospheric boundary layer.Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics, 20(8):684–687, 2007.

  23.  I. P. Chunchuzov, S. N. Kulichkov, A. I. Otrezov, V. G. Perepelkin, M. A. Kallistratova,V. N. Tovchigrechko, E. N. Kadygrov, and R. D. Kouznetsov. Acoustic study of mesoscalefluctuations in the wind velocity in the stable atmospheric boundary layer. Izvestiya,Atmosph. and Ocean. Phys., 41(6):693–712, 2005.

  24.  F. Beyrich, R. D. Kouznetsov, J.-P. Leps, A. L ̈udi, W. M. L. Meijninger, and U. Weisensee.Structure parameters for temperature and humidity from simultaneous eddy-covarianceand scintillometer measurements. Meteorol. Z., 14(5):641–649, 2005.

  25.  R. D. Kouznetsov, V. F. Kramar, Frank Beyrich, and Dirk Engelbart. Sodar-basedestimation of TKE and momentum flux profiles in the atmospheric boundary layer:Test of a parameterization model. Meteorol. and Atmos. Phys., 85:93–99, 2004. doi:10.1007/s00703-003-0037-8.

  26.  V. P. Yushkov, M. A. Kallistratova, E. V. Karavaeva, R. D. Kouznetsov, G. A. Kurbatov,V. G. Perepelkin, O. A. Tarasova, and E. A. Shurygin. The measurements of the wind field2above the city by means of acoustic sounding (in Russian). Vestnik of Moscow University 3:Physics, Astronomy, (5):47–51, 2003.

  27.  V. F. Kramar and R. D. Kouznetsov. A new concept for estimation of turbulent parametersprofiles in the ABL using sodar data. J. Atmos. and Ocean. Technol., 19:1216–1224, 2002.

  28.  M. A. Kallistratova and R. D. Kouznetsov. Effects of refraction and structured turbulenceon accuracy acoustic tomography of the lower atmosphere. Acta Acustica – Acustica,87:709–716, 2001.