Maria K. Gavrilova, D.Sc. Geogr., Prof.

(1928 - 2010)

Professor Gavrilova was internationally recognized for her fundamental studies on climate and permafrost relationships. She authored classic books on the cold regions climates and was a major figure in the Yakutian geographical science for half a century. Her monographs presenting baseline research are highly cited by current climate-change studies:

-- Climate in Central Yakutia (1960, 1973)

-- Radiation Climate of the Arctic (in Russian, 1963; in English, 1966)
-- Climate and Perennial Freezing of Ground (1978)
-- Present-day Climate and Permafrost on the Continents (1981, it was awarded the Litke Gold Medal of Geographical Society of the USSR)
-- Climates of the Earth’s Cold Regions (a textbook, 1998; additional printing in 2003).