Pavel VARGIN graduated from the Moscow State University, Atmospheric Physics Department. His specialty is atmospheric dynamics, large-scale atmospheric planetary waves and ozone layer changes. In 1996 he started his post-graduate study at the Physics Department of Moscow State University the title “Investigation of influence of stationary and transient planetary waves on ozone distribution”
Since May 1999 and up to the present time – Pavel has been a leading specialist at the Central Aerological Observatory of the Russian Federal Hydrometeorological Service in Moscow region.
Under the financial support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Pavel had the training course of 3-D numerical modeling of the middle atmosphere under Prof. A. Ebel at Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics at the University of Cologne, Germany. From November 2003 to January 2004 he was involved in a research group headed by Dr. Peters in Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Kuehlungsborn, Germany (hereafter IAP) undertaking a project on the "Study of the planetary wave forcing in the Southern Hemisphere during the major warming event in September 2002". His stay in Germany was funded by an academic award from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
From January to March 2005 Pavel was a member of a research group headed by Dr.Peters at the IAP in the framework of project: "Investigation of the tropospheric forcing of the austral polar vortex splitting during September 2002". His stay in Germany was funded by an academic award of Deutsche Forsungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as well as his participation in the project "Investigation of the tropospheric forcing of the austral polar vortex splitting during September 2002 and initial model simulation of this event".in 2005-2006. Pavel Vargin has a lot of publications, a list of these is available from http://vargin.narod.ru.
Since June 2006, simultaneously with his major work in Central Aerological Observatory, Pavel is involved in activities devoted to climate change in Russian Federal Service of Hydrometeorological and Enviromental Monitoring.