IGF


Szymon P. Malinowski
 
prof. dr hab. Szymon P. Malinowski
Director IGF
Professor
Institute of Geophysics
Atmospheric Physics Department
ul. Pasteura 5, room: B4.42
+48 22 55 32 042
malina@igf.fuw.edu.pl
malina@fuw.edu.pl
  • Physics of clouds and precipitation

  • Atmospheric turbulence

  • Numerical modeling of atmospheric flows

  • Attmospheric airborne measurements

  • Remote sensing

  • Scaling and nonlinear processes in the atmosphere

Degrees and titles

  • Titular professorship in Earth Sciences, 2008.
  • Habilitation in Physical Sciences, branch: Geophysics, specialization: Atmospheric Physics. Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences,  1998.
  • PhD in Geophysics, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1988
    Dissertation: Cooling Tower and stack plumes in various atmospheric conditions: focus on mixing processes.
    Supervisor: prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Haman.
  • M.Sc in Physics,  Atmospheric Physics, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics, 1982
    Dissertation: Elevation of stack plumes in various meteorological conditions.
    Supervisor: prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Haman

Employment

  • since 2002: professor, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics,Institute of Geophysics
  • 1992-2002: adjoint professor University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics,Institute of Geophysics
  • 1990-1992: research scientist, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
  • 1988-1990: adjoint professor, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics,Institute of Geophysics
  • 1987-1988: assistant professor, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics,Institute of Geophysics
  • 1982-1986: PhD student, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Scholarships and scientific stays abroad

  • 2013 - 2014:  visiting professor (winter semester), Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany;
  • 2011: - visiting scientist (6 weeks)  Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics University of California, Santa Barbara, USA;
  • 1995-2012: visiting scientist (multiple up to 2 months), National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA;
  • 1994-2000: visiting scientist (multiple mid-lenghth visits) Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany;
  • 1993 i 1995: visiting scientist (two-week long visits)  Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, Toulouse, France;
  • 1990-1992:  research scientist, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Kanada;

Functions performed

  • since 2020-2022  - chair of the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences interdisciplinary advisory board on climate crisis
  • since 2016 - director of the Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
  • 2002-2013 - head, Atmospheric Physics Division, Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

Promoter of doctoral dissertations

  1. Andrzej Wyszogrodzki, 2001, The influence of internal gravity waves on the lower atmosphere, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics.
  2. Piotr Banat, 2001, Laboratry investigations of turbukent mixing in clouds, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics.
  3. Mirosław Andrejczuk, 2004, Effect od water on small-scale turbulence in clouds,  University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics.
  4. Adam Jaczewski, 2005, Statistical analysis of cloud droplet spatial distribution observed in laboratory conditions, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  5. Marcin Witek, 2008, Sea salt aerosol in global transport models - results, validations, and model imrovements, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics, co-supervisor Dr. Piotr Flatau, Scripps Institution for Oceanography UCSD San Diego, USA.
  6. Zbigniew Piotrowski, 2010, Numerical simulations of convection in geophysical flows”, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics, co-supervisor Dr. Piotr K. Smolarkiewicz, National Center of Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA.
  7. Michał Posyniak, 2013, Remote sensing of optical properties of atmospheric aerosols, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics, co-supervisor Prof. Tadeusz Stacewicz, Institute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw.
  8. Aleksandra Ewa Kardaś, Remote sensing investigation of optical and physical properties of cloud and atmoepheric aerosol particles, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics.
  9. Dariusz Baranowski, 2015, Air-sea interaction in tropical atmosphere: influence of ocean mixing on atmospheric processes, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics. co-supervisor Dr. Piotr Flatau, Scripps Institution for Oceanography UCSD San Diego, USA.
  10. Emmanuel O Akinlabi, 2020,  Analysis and numerical reconstruction of small scales for atmospheric turbulence, co-supervisor  Dr. Eng. Marta Wacławczyk,  University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics.
  11. Jakub L. Nowak, 2022, Turbulence properties in coupled and decoupled stratocumulus-topped marine boundary layers, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics.

Popularizing science

  • co-founder, editor, author of http://naukaoklimacie.pl/
  • variuos activities in Polish media, Festivals of Science, schools
  • co-author of "Nauka o klimacie" book
  • co-author of the film about global warming "It's okay to panic"

Membership in committees and organizations

  • 2019: member, Scientific Advisory Board, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2016-2019 chair, Committee of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2016-2019  member, Fluid Mechanics Section, Committee of Mechanics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2016-2019 member National Committee IUGG
  • 2015-2019: deputy chair Scientific Advisory Board, Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2014-2019: member European Turbulence Conference committee
  • 2007-2015 deputy chair, Committee of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2006-2010: member, steering committee, International Collaboration in Turbulence Research (ICTR)
  • 2003-2006: member, Committee of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2002-2005: member Program Committee of the Center for Op[en and Multimedia Education, University of Warsaw
  • 2000-2008: członek Executive Committee of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation, IAMAS, IUGG
  • since 1999: member, scientific Council, Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
  • 1996-2003, and since 2008 - : member, Council, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

Activities in scientific societies

  • since 2011: correponding member, Societas Scientarum Varsaviensis
  • since 2020: correponding member, Polish Academy of Sciences

Editorial activities

 Redaktor (associate editor) czasopism:

 Editor of special volumes::

  • Atmospheric Research Volume 82, Issues 1-2, Pages 1-462 (November 2006), 14th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation14th ICCP, 14th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation Bologna, Italy, Edited by Wojciech W. Grabowski, Alexei V. Korolev, Ulrike Lohmann and Szymon P. Malinowski,
  • New Journal of Physics 10 July 2008 focus issue: "Focus on Cloud Physics" Gregory Falkovich and Szymon P Malinowski, 2008 New J. Phys. 10 075012 doi:10.1088/1367-2630,
  • Acta Geophysica vol. 59, no. 6, Dec. 2011, topical issue "Modeling Atmospheric Circulations with Sound-Proof Equations, DOI:10.2478/s11600-011-0057-6, editors: Szymon P. Malinowski, Andrzej A. Wyszogrodzki and Michał Ziemiański.

Awards

2017 - Together with "Nauka o klimacie" winner as team in national copmpetition  "Science educator"

2022 - Polish Science Foundation, Prof. Maciej W. Grabski Award for actions for the understanding of science in society, building trust in scientific knowledge and bringing closer the influence of science and scientists on Polish civilization development.

Participation in experiments

1999 - July -August  – WIFE  (Boulder, CO, USA);

2001 – July –  DYCOMS II (San Diego, Ca, USA);

2003 – May –  BBC-2 (the Netherlands);

2007 – July-August –  MACRON (ALOMAR, Norway);

2008 – July-AugustPOST,  Monterey, (CA USA );

since 2012 - visits to  Umweltforschungsstation Schneefernenhaus;

2017 - June-July  ACORES ;

2020 - January - February  EUREC4A

  • Stevens B., Bony S., Farrell D., ..., Grosz R., ..., Kumala W., ..., Malinowski S., ..., Nowak J.L., ..., Ziemen F., Zinner T., and Zöger M., 2021, EUREC4A, Earth System Science Data, vol. 13(8), pp. 4067-4119, 10.5194/essd-13-4067-2021
  • Devenish, B.J., Bartello, P., Brenguier, J.-L., Collins, L.R., Grabowski, W.W., Ijzermans, R.H.A., Malinowski, S.P., Reeks, M.W., Vassilicos, J.C., Wang, L.-P., Warhaft, Z., 2012, Droplet growth in warm turbulent clouds, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, vol. 138, pp. 1401–1429, 10.1002/qj.1897
  • Stevens B., Lenschow D.H., Vali G., Gerber, H, Bandy, A., Blomquist, B., Brenguier, J.L., Bretherton, C.S., Burnet, F., Campos, T. Chai, S., Faloona, I., Friesen, D., Haimov, S., Laursen, K. Lilly, D.K., Loehrer, S.M., Malinowski, S.P., Morley, B, Petters, M.D., Rogers, D.C., Russell, L., Savic-Jovac, V., Snider, J.R., Straub, D., Szumowski, M.J., Takagi, H. Thornton, D.C. Tschudi, M., Twohy, C., Wetzel, M., van Zanten, M.C., 2003, Dynamics and chemistry of marine stratocumulus – Dycoms-II, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol. 84, pp. 579-593, 10.1175/BAMS-84-5-579

Research project

Research & Organizational Project

Field Experiment

PhD

Msc

Bachelor

Habilitation dissertations


  • Zenon Nieckarz, Instytut Geofizyki PAN, 2017

  • Daniel Jakubczyk, Instytut Fizyki PAN, 2015

  • Piotr Flatau, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Wydział Fizyki, 2012

  • Anita Lewandowska, Uniwersytet Gdański, Wydział Oceanografii i Geografii, 2012

  • Paweł Licznar, Politechnika Wrocławska, Wydział Inżynierii Środowiska, 2010

  • Tymon Zieliński, Instytut Oceanologii PAN, 2007

  • Robert Twardosz, Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, 2006

  • Tomasz Petelski, Instytut Oceanologii PAN, 2006

  • Hanna Pawłowska, Instytut Geofizyki PAN, 2000

Doctoral dissertations


  • Taraprasad Bhowmick, Politecnico di Torino, 2021

  • Piotr Markuszewski, Instytut Oceanologii PAN, 2018

  • Tomasz Neumann, Instytut Oceanologii PAN, 2017

  • Lech Gawuć, Wydział Instalacji Budowlanych, Hydrotechniki i Inżynierii Środowiska, Politechnika Warszawska, 2017

  • Mariusz Zieliński, Wydział Nauk Geograficznych, Uniwersytet Łódzki, 2015
  • Modelowanie mieszania podskalowego w modelach numerycznych płytkiej konwekcji
    Dorota Jarecka, Wydział Fizyki UW, 2012

  • Katarzyna Michałowska-Knap, Politechnika Warszawska, Wydział Inżynierii Środowiska, 2012

  • Marek Kubicki, Instytut Geofizyki PAN, 2011
  • Impact of entrainment and mixing on optical properties of shallow cumulus clouds
    Joanna Sławińska, Wydział Fizyki UW, 2011

  • Zenon Nieckarz, Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, 2009

  • Anna Wawrzaszek, Centrum Badań Kosmicznych PAN, 2009

  • Krzysztof Dekajło, Instytut Podstawowych Problemów Techniki PAN, 2008

  • Paulina Wolkenberg, Centrum Badań Kosmicznych PAN, 2007

  • Katrin Lehmann, Der fakultat der Physik und Geowissenschafen der Universitat Leipzig, Niemcy, 2007

  • Marek Strumik, Centrum Badań Kosmicznych PAN, 2006

  • Marcin Zientara, Instytut Fizyki PAN, 2004

  • Małgorzata Zdunek, Politechnika Warszawska, Wydział Inżynierii Środowiska, 2004
  • Chaos and Noise in the Solar Wind Flow
    Stefano Redaelli, Wydział Fizyki UW, 2003

  • Kamil Stelmaszczyk, Wydział Fizyki UW, 2003

  • Joanna Strużewska, Politechnika Warszawska, Wydział Inżynierii Środowiska, 2002
  • Tethered-Ballon Borne Turbulence measurements in the Cloudy Boundary Layer
    Holger Siebert, Universität Leipzig, Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften, Niemcy, 2001

Master of Science Dissartations

Bachelor thesis

Master of Science Dissartation

Bachelor thesis