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Yurganov, Leonid

Senior Research Scientist

JCET Research Group:  UMBC-based Faculty

GSFC Code:  610.6

Mailing Address:
TRC, Room 187
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 USA

Phone:  (410) 455-3612
Fax:  (410) 455-1072


Research Interests:

Dr. Yurganov is involved in measurements, retrievals, and data analysis of tropospheric gaseous composition (CO, CH4, CO2, N2O, O3, etc.) using ground- and space-based middle infrared spectrometers.


Dr. Leonid Yurganov is a Senior Research Scientist at UMBC, Physics Dept. and JCET.  His current research expertise is connected with remote sensing of tropospheric composition, mostly CO and other members of carbon family, as well as ozone. He graduated from Leningrad State University in 1969 (MS) and Institute of Atmospheric Physics in 1979 (Ph.D.) (both in Russia).  For many years he has been using grating spectrometers for atmospheric research in Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia).

He studied total column and surface CO abundances in 1995-1996 at the Geophysical Institute, UAF, Fairbanks, Alaska. Validation of MOPITT Terra instrument was his duty during 1997-2001 at the University of Toronto.  Between 2001 and 2006 he studied variations of CO burden in the Northern Hemisphere at the Japan Marine and Earth Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC) in Yokohama.  He is a co-author of 41 refereed publications.

Most Recent Publication:

Yurganov, L. N., W. W. McMillan, A. V. Dzhola, E. I. Grechko, N. B. Jones, and G. R., van der Werf, 2008, Global AIRS and MOPITT CO measurements: Validation, comparison,and links to biomass burning variations and carbon cycle, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D09301, doi:10.1029/2007JD009229