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Alexander A. Kokhanovsky

Alexander A. Kokhanovsky

Scientist
EUMETSAT
Germany

Biography

Alexander A. Kokhanovsky graduated from the Department of Physics of the Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, in 1983. He has received Ph. D. degree in optical sciences from the B. I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus, in 1991. The PhD work has been aimed at studies of light scattering properties of aerosol media and foams. His habilitation work (Main Geobphysical Observatory, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2011) has been devoted to the development of advanced cloud and snow remote sensing techniques based on spaceborne observations. Dr. Kokhanovsky has worked at the atmospheric optics group in the Laboratory of Light Scattering Media Optics at Institute of Physics in Minsk (1983-2004) and also he has belonged to the SCIAMACHY/ENVISAT algorithm development team (Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, 2001-2013). He is currently working with aerosol and cloud remote sensing algorithms for the imaging polarimeter (3MI) to be launched in 2021 on board EUMETSAT Polar System-Second Generation (EPS-SG). His research interests are directed towards studies of light propagation and scattering in terrestrial atmosphere. Dr. Kokhanovsky is the author of books Light Scattering Media Optics: Problems and Solutions (Chichester: Springer-Praxis, 1999, 2001, 2004), Polarization Optics of Random Media (Berlin: Springer-Praxis, 2003), Cloud Optics (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006), and Aerosol Optics (Berlin: Springer-Praxis, 2008). He has published more than 300 papers in the field of environmental optics, radiative transfer, and light scattering.

Research Interest

Directed towards studies of light propagation
Scattering in terrestrial atmosphere