Центрально-Азиатский Институт прикладных Исследований Земли (ЦАИИЗ)

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


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In 2007 graduated from the Faculty of Geography and Ecology of the KNU named after Zh. Balasagyn. Specialty - ecology. Graduated from the postgraduate course of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic (2016-2019).

Work experience:

Since 2008– currently works in the Department No. 2 "Climate, Water and Natural Resources" at the Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (CAIAG), holding the positions of engineer, junior researcher and researcher.

He is constantly involved in field expedition work, has surveyed and made observations on a number of glaciers of the Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai.

Work and cooperation in projects:

In CAIAG within the framework of international and joint projects, such as "Observatory of Global Changes in Central Asia" (OPO - Global Observatory of Changes in Central Asia, since 2009), "Water in Central Asia" (CAWA - "Water in Central Asia", 2008 - 2016), "Capacity building and Climate Monitoring Service" (CATCOS - "Capacity building and integration of climate monitoring systems", 2013 - 2015), "Cryosphere climate data to improve adaptation" (cicada – "Climate services of cryospheric ice to improve adaptation", 2017-2020), "Adaptation to climate change based on an ecosystem approach in high-altitude areas of Central Asia" (EBA - "Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in high-altitude areas of Central Asia", 2016-2020), etc.

Actively cooperates and works in the study of modern glaciation, the climate of high-altitude zones both with scientists of Kyrgyzstan and with scientists abroad – the Geographical Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Institutes of Water Problems and Hydropower of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tadjikistan, with the GFZ (Potsdam, Germany), the Universities of Fribourg and Zurich (Switzerland), Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany), etc.

The main direction of scientific research is glaciology: the regime and dynamics of glaciers, the climate of high-altitude zones and water resources.

Main publications over the last 5 years:

  1. p. Usubaliev, B. Moldobekov, A. Mandychev, A. Osmonov, E. Azisov, R. Kenzhebaev, M. Esenaman uulu, A. Shabunin - Glacial systems of Kyrgyzstan under climate change / in the book "Water Resources Management in Central Asia and Afghanistan", 2021, pp. 61-71. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-68337-5_7
  2. 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.
  3. D.A. Petrakov, O.V. Tutubalina, A.M. Shpuntova, N.V. Kovalenko, R.A.Usubaliev, E.A. Azisov, P.G. Mikhailyukova. "Estimation of the albedo of the glaciers of the Ak-Shiirak massif (Tien Shan) from ground data and images from Landsat satellites" //Cryosphere of the Earth, 2019, vol. XXIII, No. 3, - pp. 13-24. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21782/KZ1560-7496-2019-3 (13-24)
  4. Martina Barandun, Matthias Huss, Ryskul Usubaliev, Erlan Azisov, Etienne Berthier, Andreas Kaab, Tobias Bolch and Martin Helzle. (2018). A multi-decade series of the mass balance of three Kyrgyz glaciers derived from observations of the snowfall time line. Cryosphere doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1899-2018.
  5. 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: melting intensity, speed of movement and consumption of glacial ice. //Abstracts of the 3rd International Seminar– 2017 “Ecological and ecological safety on the Silk Road”. August 22-24, 2017. Issyk-Kul region, Kyrgyzstan.
  6. Mandychev A.N., Usubaliev R.A., Azisov E.A. Changes in the Abramov glacier (Alai ridge) from 1850 to 2014 Ice and snow. 2017;57(3):326-333. (In Russian.) DOI:10.15356/2076-6734-2017-3-326-333
  7. Helzle M., Azisov E., Barandun M., Huss M., Farinotti D., Gafurov A., Hagg V., Kenzhebaev R., Kronenberg M., Machgut H., Merkushkin A., Moldobekov B., Petrov M., Sachs T., Salzmann N., Shene T., Tarasov Yu., Usubaliev R., Vorogushin S., Yakovlev A., Zemp M. (2017): Restoration of glacier monitoring in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Central Asia. - Geoscientific devices, methods and data transmission systems, 6, pp. 397-418. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5194/gi-6-397-2017

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