Doctor of Sciences, Ph.D., in Physics and Mathematics, Professor,
Full Professor and Head of the Department of Radio Physics of the
University of St.Petersburg.
He was born in 1948 in Leningrad, USSR. He graduated from the
Faculty of Physics of Leningrad State University (1972). At the
University of Leningrad (St.Petersburg) he earned the Academic
Degree of Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.) in Physics and Mathematics
in 1975 and the Academic Degree of Doctor of Sciences in Physics
(Radio Physics) and Mathematics in 1994. He has the Academic Title
of Professor since 2005. His scientific activities are in the field
of the general electrodynamics, problems of waveguide propagation
and propagation in inhomogeneous media, including waves in random
media, with the applications into the ionospheric and
transionospheric fluctuating channels characterization.
He is the author of 150 scientific publications. He was the Project
Leader and Principal Investigator of many Projects funded from the
State budget, as well as by the grants of Soros (International
Science Foundation), Russian Foundation for Basics Research,
Ministry for Education of Russia, CRDF of USA, EPSRC of the UK, etc.
He gave lectures on wave propagation in random media and HF
propagation in the disturbed ionosphere at the University of Uppsala
in 1993. He worked at the University of Leeds, UK as the
Professorial Research Fellow in 1999, 200102 and 200607. He also
worked as the Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, UK
in 2010. He undertook scientific visits to the Universities and
other scientific institutions of Sweden, Italy, France, Great
Britain, the Netherlands, USA and some other countries. He was the
Official Representative of the University of St.Petersburg at the EC
COST Actions 251, 271 and 296. He participated at many Soviet,
Russian and international conferences, in particular, as the invited
presenter and the member of the Organizing Committees and Technical
Programme Committees.
Email:
n.zernov@spbu.ru,
zernov@paloma.spbu.ru,
zernov@phys.spbu.ru 
Lectures currently being given by N.N.Zernov:

1. Wave propagation in random media.
2. Geometrical optics in Radio Physics. 
Selected papers: 
1. 
N.N. Zernov, (1980), Scattering of waves of the SW range in
oblique propagation in the ionosphere (in Russian).
Radiofizika. Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, 23, 2,
151158, 1980.

2. 
N.N. Zernov, (1982), Shortwave approximation in Kreichnan
equation for mean field in randomly inhomogeneous medium (in
Russian). Radiofizika. Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh
Zavedenii, 25, 5, 520527, 1982. 
3. 
N.N. Zernov, (1986), Reflection of onedimensional wave
field from a half space with the conductivity fluctuations (in
Russian). Radiofizika. Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh
Zavedenii, 29, 12, 14251430, 1986. 
4. 
N.N.Zernov, (1990), Higherorder modes coupling in 3D
nonregular waveguiding layer (in Russian). Radiotekhnika i
Elektronika, 35, 6, 11811189, 1990. USSR Academy of
Sciences Press. 
5. 
N.N.Zernov, (1990), Extension of the smooth perturbation
method to the case of the point source field in the
inhomogeneous medium (in Russian). Radiotekhnika i
Elektronika, 35, 8, 15901595, 1990. USSR Academy of
Sciences Press. 
6. 
N.N. Zernov. (1991), Higherorder modes of the three
dimensional nonregular waveguiding layer: effects of
diffraction (in Russian). Radiotekhnika i Elektronika, 36,
6, 10871095, 1991. USSR Academy of Sciences Press. 
7. 
N.N. Zernov, V.E. Gherm, N.Yu. Zaalov, A.V. Nikitin, (1992),
The generalization of Rytov's method to the case of
inhomogeneous media and HF propagation and scattering in the
ionosphere. Radio Science, 27, 2, 235244, 1992. 
8. 
N.N. Zernov, (1993), Higherorder mode theory of
threedimensional irregular waveguides. Radio Science, 28,
3, 339350, 1993. 
9. 
N.N. Zernov, (1994), The complex phase method for the point
source field in the inhomogeneous ionosphere with
fluctuations of the dielectric permittivity, (in Russian,
1994) Radiotekhnika I Elektronika, 39, 2, 241252, 1994. 
10. 
N.N. Zernov, B. Lundborg, (1995), The influence of the
ionospheric electron density fluctuations on HF pulse
propagation, Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics,
57, 1, 6573, 1995. 
11. 
V.E. Gherm, N.N. Zernov, (1995), Fresnel filtering in HF
ionospheric reflection channel, Radio Science, 30, 1,
127134, 1995. 
12. 
S.A. Tretyakov, N.N. Zernov, (1995), Radioscience at
St.Petersburg Universities, The Radioscience Bulletin,
NÏ.274, pp.3741, 1995. 
13. 
N.N. Zernov, B. Lundborg, (1996), An integral representation
of the wave field in inhomogeneous media in terms of
diffracting component waves, Radio Science, 31, 1, 6780,
1996. 
14. 
V.E. Gherm, N.N. Zernov, B. Lundborg, A. Vastberg, (1997),The
twofrequency coherence function for the fluctuating
ionosphere; narrowband pulse propagation, Journal of
Atmospheric and SolarTerrestrial Physics, 59, 18311841,
1997. 
15. 
V.E. Gherm, N.N. Zernov, B. Lundborg, (1997), The
twofrequency, twotime coherence function for the
fluctuating ionosphere; wideband pulse propagation, Journal
of Atmospheric and SolarTerrestrial Physics, 59, 18431854,
1997. 
16. 
V.E. Gherm, N.N. Zernov, (1998), Scattering function of the
fluctuating ionosphere in the HF band, Radio Science, 33,
10191033, 1998. 
17. 
V.E. Gherm, N.N. Zernov, S.M. Radicella, H.J.Strangeways,
(2000), Propagation model for signal fluctuations on
transionospheric radiolinks, Radio Science, 35, 5,
12211232, 2000. 
18. 
N.N. Zernov, (2000), Analytic and numerical methods for the
modeling the effects of HF propagation in the disturbed
ionosphere (in Russian). Problems of diffraction and wave
propagation, 28, 115147, 2000. St.Petersburg University
Press. 
19. 
V.E. Gherm, Yu.A. Gogin, N.N. Zernov, (2001), Diffraction of
the wave field on the weak inhomogeneities of the dielectric
permittivity in the 3D smoothly inhomogeneous medium (in
Russian). Vestnik of St.Petersburg University: series 4,
issue 2 (№12), 3238, 2001. 
20. 
V. Gherm, N. Zernov, B. Lundborg, M. Darnell, H. Strangeways,
(2001), Wideband scÁttering functions for HF ionospheric
propagation channels. Journal of Atmospheric and
SolarTerrestrial Physics, 63, 14891497, 3238, 2001. 
21. 
N.N. Zernov, S.A. Pulinets, (2001), Ionospheric and Radio
Wave Propagation Studies at the University of Saint
Petersburg and at Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism,
Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation. Instituto Nazionale di
Geofisika e Vulcanologia. Quadorni di Geofisika. No. 15.
Ionospheric physics and radio propagation over
Europe:Reports on national activities and cooperation,
edited by Ljiljana Cander and Bruno Zolezi. ISSN 15902595,
p.p. 6975, 2001. 
22. 
A.A. Bitjukov, V.E. Gherm, N.N. Zernov, (2002), On the
solution of Markov’s parabolic equation for the second order
spaced frequency and position coherence function. Radio
Science, 37, 4, 1066, doi: 10.1029/2001RS002491, 2002. 
23. 
A.A. Bitjukov, V.E. Gherm, N.N. Zernov, (2003),
Quasiclassic approximation in Markov’s parabolic equation
for spaced position and frequency coherency. Radio Science,
38 2, 10.1029/2002RS002714, 28 March, 2003. 
24. 
V.E. Gherm, N.N. Zernov, H.J. Strangeways, (2004),
Investigation into the problem of characterization of the HF
ionospheric fluctuating channel of propagation: construction
of a physically based HF channel simulator. Annals of
Geophysics, supplement to v. 47, 2/3, 11211130, 2004. 
25. 
Y. Beniguel, B. Forte, S.M. Radicella, H.J. Strangeways,
V.E. Gherm, N.N. Zernov, (2004), Scintillations effects on
satellite to earth links for telecommunication and
navigation purposes. Annals of Geophysics, supplement to v.
47, 2/3, 11791199, 2004. 
26. 
V.E.
Gherm, N.N. Zernov, H. J. Strangeways,(2005), HF Propagation
in a Wideband Ionospheric Fluctuating Reflection Channel:
Physically Based Software Simulator of the Channel. Radio
Science, 40(1), RS1001, doi:10.1029/2004RS003093, 2005. 
27. 
V.E.Gherm, N.N.Zernov, H.J.Strangeways, (2005), Propagation
Model for Transionospheric Fluctuational Paths of
Propagation: Simulator of the Transionospheric Channel.
Radio Science, 40(1), RS1003, doi: 10.1029/2004RS003097,
2005. 
28. 
A.A.Bitjukov, V.E.Gherm, N.N.Zernov, (2005), Twofrequency
twoposition coherence function of the random field:
Separation of variables in the parabolic equation (in
Russian). Radiotekhnika i Elektronika, 50, 7, 821827, 2005.
Russian Academy of Sciences Press. 
29. 
A.A.Bitjukov, V.E.Gherm, N.N.Zernov, (2005), Twofrequency
twoposition coherence function of the random field: model
problems (in Russian). Radiotekhnika i Elektronika, 50, 7,
828833, 2005. Russian Academy of Sciences Press. 
30. 
Maurits, S. A., V. E. Gherm, N. N. Zernov, and H. J.
Strangeways (2008), Modeling of scintillation effects on
highlatitude transionospheric paths using ionospheric model
(UAF EPPIM) for background electron density specifications,
Radio Science, 43, RS4001, doi:10.1029/2006RS003539. 
31. 
Zernov, N. N., V. E. Gherm, and H. J. Strangeways (2009), On
the effects of scintillation of lowlatitude bubbles on
transionospheric paths of propagation, Radio Science, 44,
RS0A14, doi:10.1029/2008RS004074. 
32. 
Sandro M. Radicella, Petra Sauli, Norbert Jakowski, Daniel
Kouba, Anna Portillo, Miguel Herraiz, Hal J. Strangeways,
Nikolay Zernov and Vadim Gherm, (2009), Space Plasma
Effects, Annals of Geophysics, Special Issue: Final Report
of the COST296 Action “Mitigation of Ionospheric Effects on
Radio Systems”, v. 52, No. 34, 359372. 
33. 
Yannick Beniguel, Vincenzo Romano, Lucilla Alfonsi, Marcio
Aquino, Alain Bourdillon A, Paul Cannon, Giorgianna De
Franceschi, Smita Dubey, Biagio Forte, Vadim Gherm, Norbert
Jakowski, Massimo Materassi, Thoralf Noack, Mariusz Pozoga,
Niel Roger, Paolo Spala, Hal J. Strangeways, E. Michael
Warrington, Andrzey Wernik, Volkner Wilken and Nikolay
Zernov, (2009), Ionospheric scintillation monitoring and
modeling, Annals of Geophysics, Special Issue: Final Report
of the COST296 Action “Mitigation of Ionospheric Effects on
Radio Systems”, v. 52, 34, 391416. 
34. 
V.E.Gherm, N.N.Zernov, (2009), Investigations into the
effects of the ionospheric electron density fluctuations on
the EM high frequency wave propagation (in Russian), Vestnik
of St.PetersburgUniversity (special issue in memory of
Academician V.A.Fock): series 4, issue 4, 250271. 
35. 
Gherm, V. E., N. N. Zernov, and H. J. Strangeways, (2011),
Effects of diffraction by ionospheric electron density
irregularities on the range error in GNSS dualfrequency
positioning and phase decorrelation, Radio Science, 46,
RS3002, doi:10.1029/2010RS004624. 
36. 
R. Tiwari, H.J. Strangeways, V.E. Gherm, N.N. Zernov, S.
Tiwari, S. Skone, (2011), Validation of a Transionospheric
Propagation Scintillation Simulator for Strongly
Scintillated GPS Signals Using Extensive High Latitude Data
Sets, Proceedings of ION GNSS2011, pp. 25612571, September,
1923, 2011, Portland, Oregon, USA. 
37. 
S. A. Kib and N. N. Zernov (2011) The Field of a Point
Source in a Horizontally Inhomogeneous Short_Wave Radio
Channel with Inaccurate Parameters. Part I. General
Relationships. ISSN 1064_2269, Journal of Communications
Technology and Electronics, 56, 11, 1329–1334, 2011. ¿
Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2011. Original Russian Text ¿
S.A. Kib, N.N. Zernov, 2011, published in Radiotekhnika i
Elektronika, 2011, Vol. 56, No. 11, pp. 1348–1353. 
38. 
S. A. Kib and N. N. Zernov (2011) The Field of a Point
Source in a Horizontally Inhomogeneous Short_Wave Radio
Channel with Inaccurate Parameters. Part II. Analytical and
Numerical Results. ISSN 1064_2269, Journal of Communications
Technology and Electronics, 56, 11, 1335–1344, 2011. ¿
Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2011. Original Russian Text ¿ S
A. Kib, N.N. Zernov, 2011, published in Radiotekhnika i
Elektronika, 2011, Vol. 56, No. 11, pp. 1354–1364. 
39. 
Zernov, N.N., V.E.Gherm, and H.J.Strangeways, (2012),
Further determination of strong scintillation effects on
GNSS signals using the Hybrid Scintillation Propagation
Model, Radio Science, 47, 2011RS004935R. 
40. 
I.A. Krainyukov and N.N. Zernov, (2013), On electromagnetic
wave reflection from a randomly inhomogeneous medium with
fluctuations of the complex permittivity, Journal of
Communications Technology and Electronics, ISSN 10642269,
V. 58, No. 6, 521525. ¿ Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2013.
Original Russian Text ¿ I.A.Krainyukov, N.N. Zernov, 2013,
published in Radiotekhnika i Elektronika, 2013, Vol. 58, No.
6, pp. 578–582.) 
41. 
Strangeways, H. J., N. N. Zernov, and V. E. Gherm, (2014),
Comparison of four methods for transionospheric
scintillation evaluation, Radio Science, 49, 899–909,
doi:10.1002/2014RS005408. 
42. 
Zernov, N.N., and V.E. Gherm, (2015), Strong Scintillation
of GNSS Signals in the Inhomogeneous Ionosphere. 1:
Theoretical Background, Radio Science, 50, 2, 153 – 167.
2015. DOI: 10.1002/2014RS005603. 
43. 
Gherm, V.E., and N.N. Zernov, (2015), Strong Scintillation
of GNSS Signals in the Inhomogeneous Ionosphere. 2:
Simulator of Transionospheric Channel, Radio Science, 50, 2,
2015, 168 – 176. 2015. DOI: 10.1002/2014RS005604. 
44. 
Zaalov, N,Yu., E.V. Moskaleva, D. Rogov, and N.N. Zernov,
(2015), Influence of Xray and polar cap absorptions on
vertical and oblique sounding ionograms on different
latitudes, Advances in Space Research, 56, (2015), pp.
25272541. DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2015.09.008. Article
reference: JASR12425 

