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

Ganopolski, A. (2024) Toward generalized Milankovitch theory (GMT). Climate of the Past, 20, 151–185.

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.

Long-term climate change scenarios for Germany (REDUKLIM)