Artem Feofilov, atmospheric physicist, remote sensing, radiative transfer, non-LTE, planetary atmospheres, laser spectroscopy

Experimental experience

Artem Feofilov started studying the interactions of light and matter at the Dept. of Photonics of St. Petersburg State University, Russia.
His Ph.D. work "Single-color laser ionization of some oxygen-containing benzene derivatives" was dedicated to establishing the correlations between the electronic structure of the molecules and mechanisms of laser ionization using the methods of photoelectron spectroscopy, mass-spectroscopy, and threshold electron spectroscopy (ZEKE).


Scientific expertise

Dr. Feofilov has been doing research aimed at better understanding of fundamental processes governing the energetics, chemistry, dyna- mics, and transport of the mesosphere/lower thermo- sphere. His main field is the radiative transfer and breakdown of local thermo- dynamic equilibrium (non-LTE) in planetary atmo- spheres. His interests include:
a) developing theoretical app- roaches for processing the radiometric data;
b) developing the non-LTE models and retrieval algo- rithms for interpreting the IR radiance measurements;
c) analysis of cloud properties from passive and active satellite observations.


Current activity
  • Cloud properties retrieval from the infrared satellite observations >>>.

  • Diurnal cycle of high clouds retrieved from AIRS and IASI.

  • Non-LTE radiative transfer in the context of infrared satellite observations of the lower atmosphere.