Dr. Yuriy Kuleshov

Speech Title:Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) – Regional and National Perspective

Executive Level 1,
Climate Monitoring and Prediction section,
National Climate Centre,
Bureau of Meteorology,

Melbourne, Australia

E-mail: Y.Kuleshov@bom.gov.au

  • PhD (1992) PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, Academy of                 Sciences, Kharkiv, Ukraine, the USSR .
  • BSc (1981) Institute of Radio Engineering, Kharkiv, Ukraine, the USSR .

  • Strengthening National Meteorological & Hydrological Services in the most vulnerable and least-               developed countries in the Asia-Pacific region and leading international and national programs with a         goal to establish effective weather and climate services (2010- present).
  • Development of statistical and dynamical model-based seasonal climate forecasting, including tropical       cyclone seasonal forecasting, for the Australian region and the Western Pacific (2007 – present).
  • Development of high-quality tropical cyclone archive and the first tropical cyclone climatology for the         Southern Hemisphere including the Australian region (1997 – present).
  • Development of the first lightning climatology and updated thunderstorm climatology for Australia             (1999- present).
  • Development of space- and ground-based remote sensing methodologies (GPS Radio Occultation and     GPS Precipitable Water Vapour retrieval) for weather and climate applications (2006-present).
  • Development of algorithms for retrieval of air temperature and moisture profiles for the Advanced               Infrared Radiation Sounder (AIRS), Advanced Earth Observing Satellite(ADEOS) Interferometric Monitor     for Greenhouse ases (IMG) and for theGeosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer(GIFTS)     (1995-1997).
  • Development of algorithms for processing and interpretation of satellite remote sensing data for                 marine environment (sea ice and iceberg observations, oil spill detection, near-surface wind speed               retrieval and investigations of tropical cyclones) and terrestrial environment (fresh-water ice, glaciers           and vegetation monitoring) (1981-1994).
  • Design of satellite and aircraft microwave remote sensing systems including the first Soviet space X-           band radar and K-band radiometer of microwave remote sensing system of the “Cosmos/Ocean”           satellite series, and aircraft-laboratory multi-frequency microwave remote sensing system (1981-1994).

  • Climatology of severe weather phenomena (tropical cyclones, thunderstorms and lightning); seasonal         climate forecasting; satellite remote sensing for application to climate studies; radio physical methods       of retrieval of characteristics of the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial environment.

  • Academician, Prokhorov Academy of Engineering Sciences, Russian Federation (elected as a Foreign           Member of the Academy on 15 December 2011)
  • Professor, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology         (RMIT) University (adjunct appointment, January 2011)
  • Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology (adjunct       appointment, November 2013)
  • The USSR Government Prize in the Field of Science and Technology:Lenin Komsomol Prize for the               development of radio physical instruments and methods for environmental remote sensing from                 aircraft and Cosmos-1500/Ocean satellite series (1985, Moscow, the USSR)