Dr. Iakov Afanassiev (Yakov Afanasyev)


  • M.Sc., School of Aerophysics and Space Research, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1986)
  • Ph.D., P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology Russian Academy of Sciences (1989)

Contact Information

Office: C-4065
Phone: (709) 864-2500
Email: afanai at mun.ca
Research Group Page

Research Area - Experimental Oceanic and Atmospheric Fluid Dynamics; Numerical Modelling of Geophysical Flows

My overall research objective is to better understand the dynamical processes that govern the behavior of the stratified and rotating fluids that comprise the Earth's oceans, so as to improve upon existing capacity to predict evolution of complex geophysical fluid dynamical processes. In pursuing this goal I have come to rely upon an approach combining theoretical, experimental and numerical techniques. This is an exciting area of research, as it gives us insight into fundamental oceanic and atmospheric physics, and also has relevance to our interaction with the environment.