Laboratory of Electromagnetic Scattering

headed by Prof. Alexander V Konoshonkin



  • Direct and inverse problems of light scattering as applied to direct problems of laser beam propagation in the turbulent atmosphere with aerosol and precipitation and to inverse problems of diagnostics of atmospheric parameters at sensing by laser beams.
  • Multiple scattering of waves in discrete scattering media.

Scattering of waves is one of the most general physical phenomena, because the overwhelming part of the information about the surrounding world comes to us in the form of scattered electromagnetic or acoustic waves.

Cirrus clouds form the main source of uncertainty in modern numerical models of long-term weather forecast and global climate change.

Optical models of cirrus clouds developed by some international scientific organizations, in particular, by our group, should remove these uncertainties. In particular, our algorithm for the calculation of matrices of light scattering at ice crystal particles far exceeds all existing analogs in the speed. The results obtained have allowed us to propose some new methods for the optical diagnostics of crystal clouds, in which radiation sources are represented by ground-based or space-borne lidars, projector beams, or the solar radiation.


  1. Anatolii G Borovoi, main staff scientist, Prof, phone: +7 3822 492-864, E-mail:
  2. Nikolay G. Bulakhov, junior staff scientist, Dr., phone: +7 3822 1152, E-mail:
  3. Alexey I. Elizarov, senior staff scientist, Dr., E-mail:
  4. Anatolii I Grishin, senior staff scientist, Dr., phone: +7 3822 491-496, 12-39, E-mail:
  5. Nadezhda A. Kan, engineer, phone: +7 3822 491-111 + 11-52
  6. Dmitrii V Kokarev,, phone: +7 3822 492-036, 13-96, E-mail:
  7. Alexander V Konoshonkin, leader staff scientist, Prof., phone: +7 3822 491-666, 491-111 + 11-46, E-mail:
  8. Natalia V Kustova, senior staff scientist, Dr., phone: +7 3822 491-111 + 11-46, E-mail:
  9. Aleksandr M Morozov, leader programmer, phone: +7 3822 492-647, 13-96, E-mail:
  10. Tatiana Vladimirovna Russkova, staff scientist, Dr., phone: +7 3822 491-111 доб. 11-52, E-mail:
  11. Kirill S. Sal'nikov, engineer, phone: +7 3822 491-111 + 1338
  12. Victor A. Shishko, staff scientist, PhD, phone: +7 3822 491-111 + 13-88, E-mail:
  13. Vasilii A. Slesarev, engineer
  14. Dmitry N Timofeev, staff scientist, phone: +7 3822 491-111 + 13-88, E-mail:
  15. Ilya V Tkachev, engineer, phone: +7 3822 491-111 + 11-52, E-mail: