Andrey Ganopolski

Working Group Leader


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

I was born in Russia in 1960. I received a graduate degree in physics from Moscow State University in 1983 and obtained my PhD in physical oceanography at the same university in 1988. I then worked as a research scientist in the Computing Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow developing numerical climate models and studying climate consequences of nuclear war ("nuclear winter"). In 1992 I moved to the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, where I worked for two years in the field of integrated assessment and global climate change. Since 1994 I am at PIK.

Selected publications

Willeit, M., Ganopolski, A., Calov, R., Brovkin, V. (2019). Mid-Pleistocene transition in glacial cycles explained by declining CO2 and regolith removal, Science Advances, 5: eaav7337.

Ganopolski, A., Brovkin, V. (2017) Simulation of climate, ice sheets and CO2 evolution during the last four glacial cycles with an Earth system model of intermediate complexity. Climate of the Past, 13, 1695–1716.

Ganopolski, A, Calov R. (2011) The role of orbital forcing, carbon dioxide and regolith in 100 kyr cycles. Climate of the Past, 7, 1415–1425.

PalMod 2. Transient ice sheet-solid earth-climate simulations using the CLIMBER-X to study processes of the last glacial inception (PalMod 2 WP1.3)

PalMod 2. Land & Shelf Processes TP2 Carbon dynamics in transient CLIMBER-X runs as a testbed for MPI-ESM (PalMod 2 WP2.2)

Long-term climate change scenarios for Germany (REDUKLIM)

Tipping points in the Earth system (TiPES)