• Dr. Shiklomanov received M.Sc. (1983) and PhD (1996) degrees from Russian Hydrometeorological State University, St. Petersburg. Since 1983 to 2000 Shiklomanov worked in the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), in Saint Petersburg as an engineer, research assistant, and research scientist. Dr. Shiklomanov joined the Water Systems Analysis Group in 1997 and currently serves as a Research Assistant Professor. The focuses of Alexander's research are on cold-region and Eurasian hydroclimatology, hydrological and water management modeling and analysis. Research interests include: hydrological monitoring systems; water balance and streamflow routing models; human activity and its influence on hydrology; climate change and hydrological systems; effect of land cover and land use change on hydrology.
    Dr. Alexander Shiklomanov has more than 35 peer-reviewed publications. He is a co-developer of several regional hydrographic databases and a reviewer of multiple national and international scientific journals. Dr. Shiklomanov has been a Principal Investigator for several research projects sponsored by NASA and NSF.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 Unprecedented acceleration of winter discharge of Upper Yenisei River inferred from tree ringsEnvironmental Research Letters.  16:125014-125014. 2021
    2021 Water balance response of permafrost-affected watersheds to changes in air temperaturesEnvironmental Research Letters.  16:084054-084054. 2021
    2020 Vulnerability of the Caspian Sea shoreline to changes in hydrology and climateEnvironmental Research Letters.  15:115002-115002. 2020
    2020 Mercury Export from Arctic Great Rivers.Environmental Science & Technology.  54:4140-4148. 2020
    2019 State of the Climate in 2018Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  100:Si-S306. 2019
    2018 Dryland belt of Northern Eurasia: contemporary environmental changes and their consequencesEnvironmental Research Letters.  13:115008-115008. 2018
    2018 Flux and Seasonality of Dissolved Organic Matter From the Northern Dvina (Severnaya Dvina) River, RussiaJournal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences.  123:1041-1056. 2018
    2017 Northern Eurasia Future Initiative (NEFI): facing the challenges and pathways of global change in the twenty-first centuryProgress in Earth and Planetary Science.  4. 2017
    2017 State of the Climate in 2016Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  98:S1-S277. 2017
    2017 Pan-Arctic river discharge: Prioritizing monitoring of future climate change hot spotsEarth's Future.  5:72-92. 2017
    2016 State of the Climate in 2015Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  97:Si-S275. 2016
    2016 Development of Distributed Research Center for analysis of regional climatic and environmental changesIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.  48:012033-012033. 2016
    2016 Environmental science applications with Rapid Integrated Mapping and analysis System (RIMS)IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.  48:012034-012034. 2016
    2015 Permafrost hydrology in changing climatic conditions: seasonal variability of stable isotope composition in rivers in discontinuous permafrostEnvironmental Research Letters.  10:095003-095003. 2015
    2015 STATE OF THE CLIMATE IN 2014Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  96:S1-S267. 2015
    2015 Coordination and Sustainability of River Observing Activities in the ArcticArctic.  68:59-68. 2015
    2014 River ice responses to a warming Arctic-recent evidence from Russian riversEnvironmental Research Letters.  9:035008-035008. 2014
    2012 Influence of permafrost on water storage in West Siberian peatlands revealed from a new database of soil propertiesPermafrost and Periglacial Processes.  23:69-79. 2012
    2011 Multiple Effects of Changes in Arctic Snow CoverAmbio.  40:32-45. 2011
    2011 STATE OF THE CLIMATE IN 2010Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  92:S1-S236. 2011
    2010 Analysis of the Arctic System for Freshwater Cycle Intensification: Observations and ExpectationsJournal of Climate.  23:5715-5737. 2010
    2009 Divergence in seasonal hydrology across northern Eurasia: Emerging trends and water cycle linkagesJournal of Geophysical Research.  114. 2009
    2009 THE NORTHERN EURASIA EARTH SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP An Example of Science Applied to Societal NeedsBulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  90:671-688. 2009
    2009 Tracing Freshwater Anomalies Through the Air-Land-Ocean System: A Case Study from the Mackenzie River Basin and the Beaufort GyreAtmosphere - Ocean.  47:79-97. 2009
    2009 Record Russian river discharge in 2007 and the limits of analysisEnvironmental Research Letters.  4:045015-045015. 2009
    2008 Climatically driven loss of calcium in steppe soil as a sink for atmospheric carbonGlobal Biogeochemical Cycles.  22:n/a-n/a. 2008
    2007 Rising minimum daily flows in northern Eurasian rivers: A growing influence of groundwater in the high-latitude hydrologic cycleJournal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences.  112:n/a-n/a. 2007
    2007 Temporal and spatial variations in maximum river discharge from a new Russian data setJournal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences.  112:n/a-n/a. 2007
    2007 Variability in river temperature, discharge, and energy flux from the Russian pan-Arctic landmassJournal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences.  112:n/a-n/a. 2007
    2006 Cold region river discharge uncertainty - estimates from large Russian riversJournal of Hydrology.  326:231-256. 2006
    2006 Evaluation of trends in derived snowfall and rainfall across Eurasia and linkages with discharge to the Arctic OceanGeophysical Research Letters.  33. 2006
    2004 Discharge characteristics and changes over the Ob River watershed in SiberiaJournal of Hydrometeorology.  5:595-610. 2004
    2003 Climatic change and the dynamics of river runoff into the Arctic OceanWater Resources.  30:593-601. 2003
    2002 Increasing river discharge to the Arctic Ocean.Science The Scientific monthly.  298:2171-2173. 2002
    2002 Widespread decline in hydrological monitoring threatens Pan-Arctic researchEos.  83:13+16-13+17. 2002
    2002 A circumpolar perspective on fluvial sediment flux to the Arctic OceanGlobal Biogeochemical Cycles.  16:45-41. 2002
    2001 Nutrient chemistry of the Ob' and Yenisey Rivers, Siberia: results from June 2000 expedition and evaluation of long-term data sets (vol 75, pg 219, 2001)Marine Chemistry.  76:135-135. 2001
    2001 Nutrient chemistry of the Ob' and Yenisey Rivers, Siberia: results from June 2000 expedition and evaluation of long-term data setsMarine Chemistry.  75:219-227. 2001
    2001 Assessment of contemporary Arctic river runoff based on observational discharge recordsJournal of Geophysical Research.  106:3321-3334. 2001
    1996 Assessment of the effect of possible climate changes on hydrological regime and water resources of rivers in the former USSRRussian Meteorology and Hydrology.  1:66-74. 1996
    1994 The impact of global climate anthropogenic changes on runoff in the Yenisei River basinRussian Meteorology & Hydrology.  2:68-75. 1994
    1994 The effect of anthropogenic changes of global climate on the discharge in the Yenisei basinMeteorologiya i Gidrologiya.  84-93. 1994


    Year Title
    2013 Changing Discharge Patterns of High-Latitude Rivers.  161-175. 2013
    2013 Changing Discharge Patterns of High-Latitude Rivers 2013
    2013 Hydrological Changes: Historical Analysis, Contemporary Status, and Future Projections.  111-154. 2013
    2012 Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrology and Biogeochemistry of Arctic Rivers.  1-26. 2012
    2011 Interactions Between Land Cover/Use Change and Hydrology.  137-175. 2011
    2005 The Crysophere and Hydrology 2005

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2000 The dynamics of river water inflow to the Arctic OceanFRESHWATER BUDGET OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN. 281-296. 2000
    1998 Climate change, hydrology and water resources: Assessment and adaptation problems (Russian experience)PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE AND WATER, VOLS 1-3. 1371-1380. 1998

    Principal Investigator On

  • Collaborative Research: NNA Track 1: Change, Resilience and Sustainability of Frozen Commons in Alaskan and Northeastern Siberian Communities  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2021 - 2026
  • Collaborative Research: AON: The Arctic Great Rivers Observatory (ArcticGRO)  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2019 - 2024
  • Collaborative Research: Water and Energy Fluxes to the Arctic Ocean Using Tree-Ring Data and Hydrological Modeling  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2019 - 2022
  • Collaborative Research: AON: The Arctic Great Rivers Observatory (Arctic-GRO)  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 - 2019
  • Multiscale Synthesis of Land Cover and Land Use, Climate and Societal Changes in Drylands of Central Asia  awarded by Georgia Institute of Technology 2014 - 2018
  • The Arctic Great Rivers Observatory-Arctic-GRO  awarded by Woods Hole Research Center Inc 2014 - 2016
  • Collaborative Research: Interactions Between Air Temperature, Permafrost and Hydrology in the High Latitudes of Eurasia  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2012 - 2016
  • Northern Eurasian Landscapes: Interactions between Humans, Hydrology, Land Cover and Land Use  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2008 - 2012
  • Study of Dam-Reservoir-Induced Hydrologic Changes in Siberian Regions: Regional Analysis to Pan-Arctic Synthesis  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2006 - 2011
  • Contributions of Changes in Land Use, Land Cover, Water Use and Climate to the Hydrological Cycle across the Central Asian States  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2006 - 2009
  • Full Name

  • Alexander Shiklomanov
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Earth Systems Research Center

    Morse Hall, 8 College Rd, Rm. 211

    Durham  03824

    United States