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Центрально-Азиатский Институт прикладных Исследований Земли (ЦАИИЗ)
Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (CAIAG)


Dr.Osmonov Azamat
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In 2007 he graduated with a bachelor's degree in the Department of Physical Geography, and in 2009 with a master's degree in the Department of Economic Geography of the Faculty of Geography, Ecology and Tourism at the Kyrgyz National University. Zhusupa Balasagyna. He completed postgraduate studies in full-time and defended his PhD on the topic "The evolution of glaciers in the Sary-Jazz River basin and its current state" at the Institute of Ecology and Geography at the Academy of Sciences of the People's Republic of China, Urumqi.

Work experience:

From 2007 to 2008 he worked as an engineer, worked in the "Geography Department" at the M.M. Adyshev Institute of Geology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic. From 2008 to 2009, as M.Sc. in the laboratory of "Mountain Ecosystems" at the Institute of Water Problems and Hydropower of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic. From 2012 to the present, I have been working as a PhD in Department No. 2 "Climate, water and Natural Resources".

Work and cooperation in projects:

At the M. Adyshev Institute of Geology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Institute of Water Problems and Hydropower of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, he worked in various projects within institutes and with partners of international organizations. At CAIAG, he participated in the joint project "Adaptation to climate change based on an ecosystem approach in the Highlands of Central Asia" (EBA - "Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in the Highlands of Central Asia", 2016-2020) carried out with partners from Humboldt University in Berlin. Collaborated in the framework of the project Sustainable management of river oases along the Tarim Sumario River in the study of the glacier regime in the Central and Eastern Tien Shan, and in the project (Reconstruction of the Pleistocene/Holocene climate in the Middle and low latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere using Deep ice core of the Pamirs with high resolution) in drilling ice core in high-altitude zones for climate reconstruction.

Social and scientific work:

He lectured at the international seminar on satellite information processing and interpretation (glaciers and snow cover), which was held at the University of Rio de Janeiro with the support of the IAEA. Participated in the creation of the Randolph Glacier Inventory: Global Complete Glacier Inventory (RGI) in the digitization of glaciers, which was later provided free access for users.

Professional development and internships

In the period 2020-2021, he completed an internship under the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation program at Humboldt University in Berlin, and conducted research on the regime of rivers in the lake basin. Issyk-Kul and the forecast for the future in the conditions of climate change. He completed internships on digitization and mapping of glaciers using optical multispectral images of Landsat-TM/ETM+ at the Natural and Engineering Research Institute of Cold and Arid Regions at the Academy of Sciences of the People's Republic of China (Lanzhou, China), and on processing ice cores at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research (Bremen, Germany).  

The main area of scientific research is glaciology: glacier regime and dynamics, remote sensing, glacier hydrology and water resources.

Main publications over the last 5 years:

  1. Phillip Schuster, Osmonov et al., Glacier monitoring as a prerequisite for local-scale adaption of water resource management. Safeguarding Mountains - A Global Challenge: Facing emerging risks, adapting to changing environments and building. Section IV: Major Mountain Ranges -The Regional Perspective (Central Asia). Stefan Schneiderbauer (Editor). (2021).
  2. Usubaliev, B. Moldobekov, A. Mandychev, A. Osmonov, E. Azisov, R. Kenzhebaev, M. Esenaman uulu, A. Shabunin - The glacial systems of Kyrgyzstan under climate change/ in book Water Resource Management in Central Asia and Afghanistan, 2021, p. 61 – 71. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-68337-5_7
  3. Bolch, T. Pieczenko, J. Peters, K. Mukherjee, F. Georlich, Sh, Donghui, L. Shiyin, A. Kurban, A. Osmonov, B. Moldobekov, M. Buchroithner - Characteristics and changes of the cryosphere in the Asku-Tarim Basin (Central Tien Shan)/ in book Sustainable Management of River Oases along the Tarim River (SuMaRiO), Schweizerbart, 2021, p. 41 – 52.
  4. Bolch, N. Rohrbach, S. Kutuzov, B. A. Robson, A. Osmonov - Occurrence, evolution and ice content of ice‐debris complexes in the Ak‐Shiirak, Central Tien Shan revealed by geophysical and remotely‐sensed investigations//Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 44, 2019 p. 129 – 143, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4487
  5. Usubaliev R.A., Mamadalieva Z.E., Osmonov A.T. Analysis and assessment of the current situation in the basins of transboundary rivers Kurkuroo, Padysha-Ata, Ak-Suu, Isfana: the current state of glacial systems. //Science, new technologies and innovations of Kyrgyzstan. - No. 4, 2019. - pp. 92-98 (in Russ.).
  6. Usubaliev R.A., Osmonov A.T., Azisov E.A., Mandychev A.N., Shabunin A.G., Kalashnikova O.Yu., Podrezova Yu.A. The mode of functioning and changes of the Southern Enylchek glacier as of 2018. //Materials of the International Scientific Conference dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the CAIAG"Remote and ground-based Earth research in Central Asia". - Bishkek, September 17-18, 2019. - pp. 230-247. ISBN 978-9967-12-834-7. (in Russ.).
  7. Mukherjee, T. Bolch, F. Georlich, S. Kutuzov, A. Osmonov, T. Peczenko and I. Shesterova - Surge-type glaciers in the Tien Shan (Central Asia)//Arctic, and Apline Research, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2017, p. 147 – 171. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1657/AAAR0016-021
  8. Usubaliev R. A., Osmonov A. T., Azisov E. A, Mandychev A. N., Podrezova Yu. A., Kalashnikova O. Yu. The regime of the Southern Enilchek glacier: the intensity of melting, the speed of movement and the consumption of glacier ice. //Abstracts of the 3rd International Workshop – 2017 “Eco-Environmental Safety along the Silk-Road”. August 22-24, 2017. Issyk-Kul region, Kyrgyzstan.

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