Research Associate
Centre for Earth Observation Science

462 Wallace building
125 Dysart Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6
ORCID: 0000-0002-9636-7952


Academic Background

 2007 - PhD in Physical Oceanography, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Russia
 2000 - MSc in Oceanography, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia
 1998 - BSc in Oceanography, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia

Research Interests

My research interests are mainly focused on the different aspects of physical oceanography of the Arctic Ocean and adjacent regions. Recently, the emphasis of my research has been directed towards studying the processes of ice-ocean interaction in the Canadian Arctic or, more specifically, in the Hudson Bay marine system and in the Nares Strait area. In both regions, I examine how oceanic and atmospheric processes affect the spatial heterogeneity of sea ice thickness in winter and how such heterogeneity may affect the ice melting during the followed summer. To perform such research, a wide set of data are used: satellite imagery, atmospheric reanalysis, numerical modelling results, but mainly observational data collected in the field. The full list of my field activities in the high Arctic consists of more than 30 winter and summer expeditions in the Russian, Greenlandic and Canadian waters.

Recent and Significant Publications

Kirillov et al.(2022) The role of oceanic heat flux in reducing thermodynamic ice growth in Nares Strait and promoting earlier collapse of the ice bridge, Ocean Science, doi:10.5194/os-18-1535-2022. 

Kirillov et al. (2021) On the physical settings of ice bridge formation in Nares Strait, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi:10.1029/2021JC017331.

Kirillov et al. (2020) Atmospheric forcing drives the winter sea ice thickness asymmetry of Hudson Bay, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi:10.1029/2019JC015756.

Kirillov et al. (2018) The inferred formation of a sub-ice platelet layer below the multiyear landfast sea ice in the Wandel Sea (NE Greenland) induced by meltwater drainage, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi: 10.1029/2017JC013672.

Kirillov et al. (2016) Upwelling of Atlantic water along the Canadian Beaufort Sea continental slope: favourable atmospheric conditions, seasonal and interannual variation, Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0804.1