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Dr. Andrei P. Sokolov

Research Scientist, CGCS and Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
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Research Interests:
Dr. Sokolov's research interests include atmospheric general circulation modeling, and climate sensitivity and feedback studies. He has extensive experience in the development and modification of the underlying computer codes in general circulation models. He is presently working to generalize a two-dimensional climate model used in an integrated assessment of climate change. His modifications are making the model more suitable for assessing uncertainty and impacts of climate change on ecosystems.

Selected Publications:

Webster, M.D., A.P. Sokolov, J.M. Reilly, C. Forest, S. Paltsev, C.A. Schlosser, C. Wang, D.W. Kicklighter, M. Sarofim, J.M. Melillo, R.G. Prinn and H.D. Jacoby, 2012: Analysis of Climate Policy Targets under Uncertainty, Climatic Change, 112(3-4) 569–583

Sokolov, A.P., C.E. Forest and P.H. Stone, 2010: Sensitivity of Climate Change Projections to Uncertainties in the Estimates of Observed Changes in Deep-Ocean Heat Content, Climate Dynamics, 34(5): 735-745

Sokolov, A.P., 2010: On the Correlation between Forcing and Climate Sensitivity, Joint Program Report Series

Sokolov, A.P., P.H. Stone, C.E. Forest, R.G. Prinn, M.C. Sarofim, M. Webster, S. Paltsev, C.A. Schlosser, D. Kicklighter, S. Dutkiewicz, J. Reilly, C. Wang, B. Felzer, J. Melillo, H.D. Jacoby, 2009: Probabilistic Forecast for 21st Century Climate Based on Uncertainties in Emissions (without Policy) and Climate Parameters, Journal of Climate, 22(19): 5175-5204

Forest, C.E., P.H. Stone and A.P. Sokolov, 2008: Constraining climate model parameters from observed 20th century changes, Tellus A 60(5): 911-920

Sokolov, A.P., D.W. Kicklighter, J.M. Melillo, B. Felzer, C.A. Schlosser and T.W. Cronin, 2008: Consequences of considering carbon–nitrogen interactions on the feedbacks between climate and the terrestrial carbon cycle, Journal of Climate, 21(15): 3776-3796

Scott, J.R., A.P. Sokolov, P.H. Stone & M.D. Webster, 2008: Relative roles of climate sensitivity and forcing in defining the ocean circulation response to climate change, Climate Dynamics, 30(5): 441-454, 2008

Sokolov, A.P., 2006: Does model sensitivity to changes in CO2 provide a measure of sensitivity to the forcing of different nature?, Journal of Climate, 19(13): 3294-3306, 2006

Sokolov, A.P., S. Dutkiewicz, P.H. Stone and J. Scott, 2005: Evaluating the Use of Ocean Models of Different Complexity in Climate Change Studies, Joint Program Report Series

I.V. Kamenkovich, A.P. Sokolov and P.H. Stone, 2003: Feedbacks affecting the response of the thermohaline circulation to increasing CO2: A study with a model of intermediate complexity, Climate Dynamics, 21(2): 119-130, 2003

Sokolov, A.P., C.E. Forest and P.H. Stone, 2003: Comparing oceanic heat uptake in AOGCM transient climate change experiments, Journal of Climate, 16(10): 1573-1582, 2003

Sokolov, A., C. Wang, G. Holian, P. Stone and R. Prinn, 1998: Uncertainty in the oceanic heat and carbon uptake and its impact on climate projections, Geophysical Research Letters, 25(19): 3603-3606

Sokolov, A.P. and P.H. Stone, 1998: A flexible climate model for use in integrated assessments, Climate Dynamics, 14: 291-303


M.S., Hydromechanics, Leningrad State University, 1976
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Leningrad, USSR, 1986