Shelf Sea Oceanography &  Metheorology Research Group

Dr Dmitry L.Aleynik

SEOES, Portland Square Building, Drake Circus,
 Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1752 232470
Fax: +44 (0) 1752 232406

* Research interests  *Current Research  *Academic background  *Work Experience *Awards and Grants *Publications
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*Research interests
  • Different methods of hydrophysical in-situ (CTD, current meters) and remote (satellite, acoustic etc.) data analysis
  • Decadal and inter-annual ocean climate variability, deep-ocean transport variability
  • Variability and water mass interaction in frontal zones, frontal dynamics and deep western boundary currents
  • Generation and evolution of meso-scale eddies, meddies spreading in the North-eastern Atlantic
  • Hydrothermal activity and its impact on ocean circulation
  • Circulation processes near the continental slope
*Current Research
  • Black Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project  and SESAME program. I am working under the analysis of the raw oceanographic data, which were obtained in last 3 international research cruises in the Black Sea in 2004-2006, and during all previous century. Data include the materials of measurements of  CTD, LADCP, fluorimetry, chemical and biological samples, and the launch of 6 surface drifters in 2004. Long term temporal and spacial variability of physical oceanographic parameters, related to global climate change and CO2 sequestration are in a focus of the research. 
  • I am involved in analysis of Heat, Salt Contents and Steric Height evolution  in the  Northern Atlantic based on ARGO floats data.
  • Investigations of Hydrothermal fields at Mid Atlantic Ridge, based on data, obtained in R/V Akademik M.Keldysh (AMK) expeditions # 41 - 49.
*Academic background
*Work Experience

Work history
Participation in Research Cruises, duties are underlined, photossea also my photos

  • Black sea, FS POSEIDON, 363 cruise, SBE-Seabird CTD, VM WH ADCP, FRRF. March, 2008
  • Black sea, Black Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project-6, FRRF. July-August, 2006
  • Black sea, Black Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project-4,5, Leg 1 & 2, deputy of PI, currents: LADCP, FRRF. September-October, 2005
  • Atlantic ocean. Charley Gibbs FZ; Titanic site; MAR rift hydrothermal fields: Snake Pit (23°N), Lost City (30°N), Menez Gwen (36°N). CTD and near-bottom currents using RCM-11 mooring, R/V “Akademik Mstislav Keldysh49 /“AMK”/. May – August, 2003
  • Atlantic ocean. Hydrothermal fields of MAR rift: Snake Pit (23°N), TAG (26°N), Broken Spur (29°N), Lost City (30°N), Lucky Strike (37°N) & Rainbow (36°N). CTD, R/V “AMK”47. May – August, 2002 a    b
  • Atlantic ocean. Gulf Stream–Labrador currents junction; CTD, R/V “AMK”44-46. July – October, 2001
  • Atlantic ocean. south off Newfoundland bank, Titanic canyon, submarine “Kursk” area in Barents Sea. CTD, R/V “AMK”43. May – August, 2000
  • Atlantic ocean. Sub-polar frontal zone near Titanic, Black smokers at Rainbow site in AMAR rift. CTD, R/V “AMK”42. 1999 ab
  • Arctic ocean. Norwegian, Barents and Kara seas. Buoy moorings and ADCP (RDI) data acquisition & CTD, R/V “Akademik S.Vavilov”11, 1997
  • Mediterranean Sea, R/V “Akademik S. Vavilov”10, Thetis-II Project, CTD, 1994 a  b  c
  • Atlantic ocean. WOCE current meter moorings & CTD at then Azores frontal zone, R/V “Professor Shtokman”, AugustNovember, 1993. a
  • Black & Mediterranean Sea, Research assistant in hydrophysical data acquisition and processing, R/V “Aquanaut”, June-August, 1991
  • Arctic ocean. White & Barents Sea, Research assistant in hydrophysical data acquisition and processing, R/V “Uran”, June-August, 1990
  •  Black Sea, Research assistant in hydrophysical data acquisition and processing, R/V “Moskovsky Universitet”, June-August, 1989

Awards and Grants


  • The Young PhDs of Russian Academy Program Fellowship during 1998–2001.
  • The Concurs-expertise of the young scientist projects of Russian Academy of Sciences – Fellowship (1997-2001) for the project: Dynamic acoustic tomography of thermocline eddies in the Western Mediterranean

Participation in EU Grants:

  • INTAS # 93-0557. Comparison between 3 approaches to the ocean acoustic tomography: field experiment and numerical simulations (Taroudakis, M., L. M. Brekhovskikh, O. A. Godin, D. Yu. Mikhin, D. L. Aleynik et. al. intas-93report.html)
  • INTAS # 99-1600. Dense water overflows off continental shelves (cascading). (G.I. Shapiro, J.M. Huthnance, V.V. Ivanov, D.L.Aleynik et al.) 

Participation in grants of Russian Foundation of Basic Research (RFBR):

  • RFBR # 96-05-65287.Definition of the Mediterranean origin lens hydrophysical boundaries and methods of their generation regions’ classifications
  • RFBR # 97-05-65635. Dynamics of water exchange and flux of weighted matter in the shelf-slope zone of ocean 
  • RFBR # 97-05-64965. Investigation of the main physical properties in a system of oceanographic-ecological monitoring of a local water area of the Norwegian sea. 
  • RFBR # 99-05-65505. The investigation of the formation and spreading mechanisms of the intermediate waters of the Mediterranean origin in the Atlantic ocean 
  • RFBR # 99-05-65648. Wide-scale variability of the ocean thermodynamic characteristics and its influence on a climate of Northern hemisphere 
  • RFBR # 00-05-64486. Acoustic tomography of the intrathermocline eddy in the western Mediterranean from a moving ship 
  • RFBR # 01-05-64025. Formation mechanisms and long-term variability thermohaline of structure of intermediate waters in moderate latitudes of Northern Atlantic
  • RFBR # 02-05-64495. Thermodynamic regime variability of the deep and near bottom waters in open ocean

  • Articles in reviewed journals
  1. Ivanov V.V., Shapiro G.I. , Aleynik D.L., Huthnance J.M., Golovin, P.N. Cascades of Dense Water Around the World Ocean // Progress in Oceanography,  2004. V. 60 N 1. P. 47-98.
  2. Ivchenko, V.O., N.C. Wells and D.L. Aleynik. 2006: Anomaly of heat content in the Northern Atlantic in the last 7 years: is the ocean warming or cooling? // Geophys. Res. Let.  , 33, L22606, doi:10.1029/2006GL027691. abstract 
  3. V. Ivchenko, S. Danilov, D. Sidorenko, J. Schroeter, M. Wenzel, and D. Aleynik  2007. Comparing the steric height in the Northern Atlantic with satellite altimetry // Ocean Sci. Discuss., 4, 441–457 osd-4-441-2007; Final: os-3-485-2007.pdf.
  4. Aleynik, D. L., Shapiro, G. I., Mee, L. D. and E. M. Lemeshko. 2007: Velocity measurements in the Black Sea using a Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) // Translated from Okeanology, V. 47. N 1 . P. 127-134. DOI 10.1134/S0001437007010158 abtsract 
  5. D.L. Aleynik and V.N. Lukashin. Hydrothermal plume dynamics at MAR sites – direct observations //InterRidge News, 2005. Vol.  14.  P. 18-22.
  6. D. L. Aleinik, V. I. Byshev, and V. G. Neiman. The Nature of Low-Frequency Variation of Water Structure in the North Atlantic // Translated from Doklady Earth Sciences, 2003. V. 393, No. 8, pp. 1165–1169.
  7. B. N. Filyushkin, D. L. Aleinik, and V. P. Tereshchenkov. Spaciotemporal Variability of the Thermohaline Characteristics of the Mediterranean Waters Over a Section Along 36°N // Translated from Oceanologiya, V. 43, N. 3, 2003, p. 318–324.  abstract
  8. Aleinik D. L., V. I. Byshev, and A. D. Shcherbinin. Water Dynamics in the Norwegian Sea at the Site of the Accident of the Komsomolets Nuclear Submarine // Translated from Okeanology, V. 42. N 1, 2002. P. 11–21.
  9. Lukashin V. N., D. L. Aleinik, A. Yu. Lein et al. Geochemistry of a Neutrally Buoyant Plume above the Rainbow Hydrothermal Field
    and Related Fluxes of Sedimentary Material // Geochemistry International, 2004, V 42, N 5, p. 414-427.
  10. Aleinik D. L., V. I. Byshev, and A. D. Shcherbinin. Measured Currents in the Near-Bottom Layer of the Norwegian Sea within the Region of Catastrophe of the Atomic Submarine Komsomolets // Translated from Doklady Earth Sciences, 1999. V. 369. N 6. P. 818–822.
  11. Aleinik D. L., V. N. Lukashin, A. Yu. Lein, and I. A. Filippov. Water Structure in the Rainbow Rift Valley and Hydrothermal Plume // Translated from Okeanology, 2001. V. 41. N 5. P. 660–673. 
  12. Filyushkin B.N., Aleinik D. L., Gruzinov, V.M., Kozhelupova N.G. Dynamic degradation of Mediterranean lenses in the Atlantic Ocean // Translated from Doklady Earth Sciences, 2002. V. 387A. N 9. P. 1079–1082. 
  13. Aleynik D.L. The structure and evolution of a meddy and the Azores frontal zone in autumn, 1993 // Translated from Oceanology. 1998. V. 38. N 3. P. 349-360.  abstract 
  14. Aleynik D.L., Filyushkin B.N., Plakhin E.A. On the Mechanism of Formation of Intra-thermocline Lenses in the Canyon Area of the Gulf of Cadiz Continental Slope // Translated from Oceanologiya. 1998. V. 38. N 5. P.645-653. 
  15. Vinogradov G. M., Vereshchaka A. L. and D. L. Aleinik Zooplankton Distribution over Hydrothermal Fields of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge // Translated from Oceanology 2003. V. 43, N. 5, p. 656 – 669.
  16. Godin O.A., Burenkov S.V., Mikhin D., Molchanov S.V., Selivanov V.G., Chepurin Yu.A., Aleynik D.L.  An Experiment on Dynamic Acoustic Tomography in the Western Mediterranean // Translated from Doklady Earth Sciences. 1996. V. 349. N 4. P. 398–403.
  17. Yu. A. Bogdanov, A. M. Sagalevich, V. N. Lukashin, V. I. Peresypkin, and D. L. Aleinik On the Special Features of Sedimentation in the South-western Part of the Blake–Bahama Abyssal Plain // Translated from Oceanlogy 2002. V. 42, N. 6, p.840-844.
  18. Panfilova S.G., A. D. Shcherbinin. A.D. and Aleinik D.L. Natural hydrological seasons in the North-eastern part of Norwegian Sea // Meteorology and Hydrology. 2000. N 8. P. 84-92.
  • Selected Conference proceedings
  1. V.Ivchenko , S.Danilov , D.Sidorenko , J.Schroeter, M.Wenzel and D.Aleynik, 2007: Comparing the steric height in the Northern Atlantic with the satellite altimetry // Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, EGU 2007 General Assembly. EGU2007-J-02170.pdf
  2. Shapiro, G.I., Mee, L.D., Lemeshko, E.M., Stanychny, S. Goryachkin, Yu.N., Ivanov, V.V., Romanov , A.S., Dykman, V., Enriquez, C., Aleynik,D.L. 2005: A comprehensive study of mesoscale dynamics and horizontal transports in the North Western part of the Black Sea. EGU 2005 General Assembly. ID-NR: EGU05-A-00620
  3. Aleynik D.L. The hydrophysical evidence for hydrothermal activity intensification In the subtropical MAR in summer, 2002 // Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGS-AGU- EUG Joint Assembly, 2003. V.5, OS4. EAE03-A-02007  
  4. Aleynik D.L., V.I.Byshev, Ju.A.Ivanov, V.G.Neiman. On two conspicuous sources of Atlantic Ocean Climate Change in moderate Latitudes // Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly. Nice, France, 2003. V. 5, OS2  EAE03-A-04263 
  5. Aleynik D.L., Chepurin Yu.A., Goncharov V.V. Subsurface eddy detection using satellite and acoustic data // Geophysical Research Abstracts, XXVII EGS General Assembly. 2002, vol. 4, OA5.01 Mediterranean physical oceanography and biogeochemical cycles: Mediterranean general circulation and climate variability. EGS02-A-02947
  6. Aleynik, D.L.; Shapiro, G.I. Search for cascading in historical data. 25th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Nice , France, 25-29 April 2000. Published on the CD-ROM and on the INTERNET site  (Abstract)
  7. Aleinik D.L., Lebedev M.M., Byshev V.I, Neiman V.G.  On Some Hints of the Northern Hemisphere Climatic Recall for the Events of ENSO During the 20-th Century // PACON99 Proceedings. Symposium on “Humanity and the World Ocean: Inter-dependence at the Dawn of the New Millenium”. PACON International. 2000. P. 80?89.
  8. Aleinik D. L., Filyushkin B.N., Plakhin E.A. Generations of the Mediterranean Lenses on the continental slope of the Gulf of Cadiz // Collection of The Symposium papers of Konstantin Fedorov Memorial Symposium "Oceanic Fronts and Related Phenomena" in St-Petersburg. IOC UNESCO, Paris.  1999. P. 1-7.
  9. Aleinik D. L., Mikhin D.Yu., Godin O.A. etc. Dynamical tomography of the Mediterranean sea / In: Reports of VIII School-seminar in Honour of L.M. Brechovskih. Ocean Acoustic. Ì.: Geos 1998. P. 24-30.
  •  Chapters in Book
    1. Aleynik D.L. Thermohaline water structure in the zone of the involvement of the Western boundary current in the deep subtropical Atlantic circulation / In : “Oceanographic Investigation of the Gulf Stream Frontal Zone. The ‘Titanic’ site” / Eds. A. Sagalevich, Yu. Bogdanov, M. Vinogradov. Ìoscow. Nauka 2002. 360 p. (pp. 25–65) (in Russian).
    2. Kuznetzov O.A., Aleynik D.L. Scientific Research Vessel «Dmitry Mendeleev» and its Expeditions 1969–1993. Moscow: GEOS, 2002. 372 p. ISBN 5-89118-265-3 (in Russian).

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