Boris Kagan

Chief Researcher
DSc (Physical and Mathematical Sciences)

Laboratory of numerical experiments in ocean dynamics
St. Petersburg Branch of the IO RAS

(812) 328-27-29

Kagan Boris Abramovich was born in Leningrad. In 1959 he graduated from the Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institute with a degree in oceanography engineer and worked there after graduation, doing research and teaching. In 1966 he moved to the Laboratory of Mathematical Modeling of Ocean and Atmospheric Circulation of the Institute of Oceanology of the Academy of Sciences, which was transformed into the Leningrad Department of the Institute of Oceanology of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1973, and then headed a new laboratory - Numerical Experiments on Ocean Dynamics. He defended his Ph.D. thesis, in 1969 - his doctoral dissertation (specializing in Oceanology), since 1978 - professor, continues teaching at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University. Since 2015 he has been working as a chief researcher at the St. Petersburg branch of Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS, remaining not only the scientific leader of the Laboratory of Numerical Experiments on Ocean Dynamics, but also one of the leaders of Russian oceanology.

Research interests and achievements: climate theory, tidal dynamics in the World Ocean and its marginal seas, stochastic model of tidal evolution of the "Earth - Moon" system, evolution of the spectrum of natural oscillations of the World Ocean at different periods of the Earth's geological history, theory of an oscillating rotating turbulent boundary layer over surfaces various hydrodynamic roughness, the response of the “ocean - atmosphere - sea ice” climate system to anthropogenic impacts, modeling of internal tides in marginal seas and coastal waters, assessments of tidal changes in the regional climate of water bodies. Kagan is the author of over 300 scientific papers, including 9 monographs and textbooks.

B.A. Kagan prepared twelve candidates of sciences and three doctors of sciences in the specialty "Oceanology".