Leonid I. Lopatukhin

Teaching courses

  • Introduction to Oceanology.
  • Physical Oceanology
  • Wind waves
  • Sea Waves (in English)
  • Numerical hydrological weather forecasts (Wind waves)


Professor, Department of Oceanology

E-mail: l.lopatuhin@spbu.ru

Phone: (812) 328-07-09

Education, scientific degrees and titles

  • 1963 Leningrad State University. Oceanology
  • 1973 Candidate of sciences. Mathematics «Statistical analysis of wind waves»
  • 1976 Senior Scientist
  • 1988 Doctor of Science. Geography. «Wave climate of Seas and Oceans, Multiscale variability including»
  • 2004 Professor

Research IDs

Research interests

Wind waves, wave climate, Stochastic simulation

Key publications

  1. Evaluation of the highest waves in a storm./ Marine Meteorology and Related Oceanographic Activities/ World Meteorological Organization. Report N 38, WMO/TD -N 858, 1998, 19p.
  2. Estimation of extreme wind wave heights.// World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). WMO/TD-No. 1041, 2000, JCOMM Technical Report, 71p.
  3. Extreme and freak waves. Results of measurements and simulation. Proceeding of ASME. 27th Internatinal Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering OMAE 2008. June 15-20. 2008, Estotril Portugal. Paper OMAE2008-57841.
  4. New generation of wind and wave climate handbooks — guide to naval architect and for offshore activity. Marine Technology and Engineering, C. Guedes Soares et al. (Eds), Taylor and Francis, 2011, pp 35-44.
  5. Spectral wave climate of the North Sea. Applied Ocean Research. 2007. N.29. P.146-154.
  6. Climatic Spectra of Wind Waves Including Extreme Situations. Oceanology, 2013, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 269–276.
  7. Bolivar: Similation engine for multivariate extreme analysis of metocean events. (2014) International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference.
  8. Extreme wave spectra in the new generation handbooks on wind and wave climate. (2014) International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference.
  9. Wind wave spectra peakedness and its statistics based on hindcasting.// Fundamentalnaya i Prikladnaya Gidrofisika. 2018, 11, 2, p. 9-16. doi: 10.7868/S2073667318040020

Awards and honors

  • Honored scientist of the Russian Federation

Other professional activities

  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)/Section “Seaworthiness of ships”
  • Russian River Register/ Hull of ships section

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