Nick Gorkavyi

Nick Gorkavyi

  • LEAD PROGRAMMER/ANALYST
  • 301.867.6334
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 619
  • LANHAM , MD 20706
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Gorkavyi is a Lead Programmer/Analyst in the Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
    His research interests include atmospheric aerosol and space dust, remote sensing techniques and planetary science. Dr. Gorkavyi has held previous research positions with NRC/NAS-GSFC/NASA, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Schafer Corporation and QinetiQ NA. He published a monograph and more than 100 scientific papers.

    Current Projects

    Limb Profiler on OMPS (Suomi/NPP Satellite)

    Dr. Gorkavyi currently works with SUOMI/OMPS/LP science team on development and validation of new aerosols products.

    Research Interests

    Atmospheric physics

    Validation of Limb Profiler/OMPS/NPP data, atmospheric aerosol, Chelyabinsk bolide plume, space dust, remote sensing techniques, processing satellite and airborne data.

    Positions/Employment

    12/2011 - Present

    Lead Programmer/Analyst

    Science Systems and Applications, Inc., 10210 Greenbelt Road, Suite 600, Lanham, MD 20706 Support of Suomi/NPP project  and Laboratory 619 GSFC/NASA

    Education

    M.S. Theoretical Physics, Chelyabinsk State University, Russia, 1981
    Ph. D. Planetary Sciences, Main Observatory, Kiev, Ukraine, 1986
    Doctor of Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Moscow State University, 1991

    Professional Societies

    International Astronomical Union; American Astronomical Society, 1997 - Present

    Awards

    2013 Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award to Chelyabinsk Bolide Science Team, GSFC/NASA
    2012 Group Achievement Award for Suomi/NPP satellite, NASA
    1998-2000 NRC Award, National Academy of Sciences (US)
    1996 Asteroid 4654 Gor'kavyj named in his honor by International Astronomical Union

    Grants

    10/10/1998 - 10/10/2000 Astrophysics Data Program, NASA
    “Interplanetary dust distribution and the DIRBE data”
    ; Co-Investigator
    01/01/2001 - 12/31/2002 Astrophysics Data Program, NASA

    “The COBE/DIRBE Data and the Basic Physical Characteristics of the Zodiacal Dust Cloud”

    ; Co-Investigator
    10/01/2015 IRAD, NASA/GSFC

    Global Aerosol Measurement System (GAMS)

    ; Co-Investigator

    Special Experience

    Dr. Gorkavyi lead the team that successfully used automated feature extraction for processing imagery, LIDAR and IFSAR data for 45 thousand sq.km (15 counties of MD, White Sands Missile Range, NM etc), 2002-2008.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Gorkavyi, N., and A. Vasilkov. 2016. "A repulsive force in the Einstein theory." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 461 (3): 2929-2933 [10.1093/mnras/stw1517]

    Gorkavyi, N., D. Rault, P. Newman, A. M. Da Silva, and A. E. Dudorov. 2013. "New stratospheric dust belt due to the Chelyabinsk bolide." Geophys. Res. Lett, 40 (17): 4728-4733 [10.1002/grl.50788]

    Ozernoy, L. M., N. Gorkavyi, J. C. Mather, and T. A. Taidakova. 2000. "Signatures of Exosolar Planets in Dust Debris Disks." The Astrophysical Journal, 537: L147 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/312779]

    Gorkavyi, N., L. M. Ozernoy, J. C. Mather, and T. A. Taidakova. 1997. "Quasi-Stationary States of Dust Flows Under Poynting-Robertson Drag: New Analytical And Numerical Solutions." The Astrophysical Journal, 488: 268-276 [Full Text (Link)]

    Non-Refereed

    Gorkavyi, N., J. Snyder, and D. Lashlee. 2007. "A Survey of Terrain Modeling Technologies and Techniques." U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC/TEC TR-08-2 pp. 1-153 [Full Text (Link)]

    Gorkavyi, N., L. M. Ozernoy, J. C. Mather, and T. A. Taidakova. 2000. "The NGST and the zodiacal light in the Solar system." NGST Science and Technology Exposition. Eds. E.P. Smith & K.S. Long, ASP Series 207: San Francisco: 462-467, ISBN: 1-58381-036-6. [Full Text (Link)]

    Fridman, A. M., and N. Gorkavyi. 1999. "Physics of Planetary Rings: Celestial Mechanics of Continuous Media." Berlin: Springer, ISBN: 3-540-64864-X. [Full Text (Link)]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Gorkavyi is a Lead Programmer/Analyst in the Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
    His research interests include atmospheric aerosol and space dust, remote sensing techniques and planetary science. Dr. Gorkavyi has held previous research positions with NRC/NAS-GSFC/NASA, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Schafer Corporation and QinetiQ NA. He published a monograph and more than 100 scientific papers.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Gorkavyi, N., and A. Vasilkov. 2016. "A repulsive force in the Einstein theory." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 461 (3): 2929-2933 [10.1093/mnras/stw1517]

    Gorkavyi, N., D. Rault, P. Newman, A. M. Da Silva, and A. E. Dudorov. 2013. "New stratospheric dust belt due to the Chelyabinsk bolide." Geophys. Res. Lett 40 (17): 4728-4733 [10.1002/grl.50788]

    Ozernoy, L. M., N. Gorkavyi, J. C. Mather, and T. A. Taidakova. 2000. "Signatures of Exosolar Planets in Dust Debris Disks." The Astrophysical Journal 537 L147 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/312779]

    Gorkavyi, N., L. M. Ozernoy, J. C. Mather, and T. A. Taidakova. 1997. "Quasi-Stationary States of Dust Flows Under Poynting-Robertson Drag: New Analytical And Numerical Solutions." The Astrophysical Journal 488 268-276 [Full Text (Link)]

    Non-Refereed

    Gorkavyi, N., J. Snyder, and D. Lashlee. 2007. "A Survey of Terrain Modeling Technologies and Techniques." U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC/TEC TR-08-2 pp. 1-153 [Full Text (Link)]

    Gorkavyi, N., L. M. Ozernoy, J. C. Mather, and T. A. Taidakova. 2000. "The NGST and the zodiacal light in the Solar system." NGST Science and Technology Exposition. Eds. E.P. Smith & K.S. Long, ASP Series 207 462-467 [Full Text (Link)]

    Fridman, A. M., and N. Gorkavyi. 1999. "Physics of Planetary Rings: Celestial Mechanics of Continuous Media." [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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