Kurbatkin, Gennadii

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Kurbatkin, Gennadii Pavlovich


Born July 23, 1930, in Tashkent. Soviet meteorologist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1976). Member of the CPSU since 1963.

Kurbatkin graduated from the Middle Asian University (University of Tashkent) in 1953. He was a staff member of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR from 1955 to 1957, the Institute of Applied Geophysics from 1957 to 1961, and the Hydrometeorological Service of the USSR from 1961 to 1963. In 1963 he became affiliated with the. Computer Center of the Siberian Division of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. His principal works deal with numerical modeling of the dynamics of atmospheric processes, the theory of planetary and atmospheric circulation, and hydrodynamic long-range weather forecasting.

Kurbatkin has been awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and various medals.

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