Dr. Gerhard Krinner is Deputy Director of the Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l´Environnement (LGGE) at the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble.
He is the lead author of the IPCC WG1 Chapter 12 (Long-term Climate Change: Projections, Commitments and Irreversibility), a member of the Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique, Section 19 a well as a member of the CliC/WCRP Scientific Steering Group.
Dr. Krinner has extensive experience on earth system modeling, in particular: Ice sheet climate: Surface mass balance, near-surface climate, role of ice sheets in regional and global climate, natural variability; High-latitude surface/atmosphere interactions: open-water surfaces, permafrost, vegetation and Interpretation of ice core archives: water isotopes, air content, atmospheric transport.
Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky is a Professor in Geophysics at the Geophysical Institute and the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He also heads the Geophysical Institute Permafrost Laboratory
His work involves internationally coordinated research on permafrost temperature changes in Alaska, Russia, Canada, Greenland, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. He is also involved in numerical modeling of past, present and future permafrost dynamics and the remote sensing of permafrost and periglacial processes.
Vladimir's research interests include the scientific and practical aspects of environmental and engineering problems involving ice and permafrost. These include problems in the areas of soil physics, thermodynamics, heat and mass flow, and growth and decay processes that are associated with permafrost, subsea permafrost, seasonally frozen ground, and seasonal snow cover.
Vladimir is the author of 130+ refereed journal publications, many reports, and book chapters. He was a co-author of ACIA 2005 for Chapter 6 "Cryosphere and Hydrology" and the lead author of the Chapter 7 "Frozen Ground" in UNEP 2007 Global Outlook for Ice and Snow and the Chapter on Permafrost in SWIPA.
Dr. Romanovsky received his MSc. in Geophysics, MSc. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Geology from the Moscow State University in Russia. He also received Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He had several research and teaching positions at the Moscow State University. He moved to Alaska in 1992 and is currently a professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.