Daniel Kepski, PhD


Assistant Professor

Stanislaw Kalinowski Geophysical Observatory,Brzozowa 2,05-402 Otwock

Tel: +48 22 779 36 29 (Obserwatorium Świder), e-mail: d.kepski@igf.edu.pl


  • 2018 – PhD in Earth Sciences (Geophysics), Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences/Centre for Polar Studies (KNOW – Leading National Research Centre), thesis:„The influence of land cover and topography on the spatial distribution and dynamics of snow cover on the tundra around Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, Spitsbergen”
  • 2013 – Msc in Geography (specialization: Climatology and Atmosphere Protection), University of Wrocław, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management, thesis: “Physical snow cover characteristics in Western Sudetes in the winter season 2011/2012”


  • 2020 – Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Physics Department, Institute of Geophysics PAS
  • 10.2018-12.2019 - Hydrologist / Chief of Arctowski Station, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS
  • 07.2013-07.2014 - Specialist / Participator of XXXVI Polar Expedition PAS - Meteorologist In Polish Polar Station Hornsund
research interests
  • Terrestrial and satellite remote sensing of atmosphere and Earth surface 
  • Polar climate
  • Metamorphism and spatial variability of snow cover
  • Atmospheric aerosols
  • Atmospheric electricity
  • 11.2016-03.2017 – “Interpretation of potential archaeological objects on the base of Digital Elevation Model within the IT system of the Country’s Protection”, Project No 500436 of Forest Research Institute; participant
  • 03-10.2016 - “Evolution of spatial variability and physico-chemical properties of snow on coastal tundra of the Hornsund fjord during the spring season”, Research Council of Norway SSF Arctic Field Grant no. 257119/E10, RIS-ID 10450; project leader 
  • 02.2015-04.2016 “Community Coordinated Snow Study In Svalbard (C2S3)”, Research Council of Norway SSF Svalbard Strategic Grant, RIS-ID 10472; participant: 
  • 02.2015-04.2016 “Use of high resolution time-lapse photography and satellite images for monitoring changes in snow cover on the example of coastal area of Hornsund fjord” – project distincted in VII edition of Anna Pasek sholarship competition
  • Opała-Owczarek M., Pirożnikow E., Owczarek P., Szymański W., Luks B., Kępski D., Szymanowski M., Wojtuń B., & Migała, K. (2018). The influence of abiotic factors on the growth of two vascular plant species (Saxifraga oppositifolia and Salix polaris) in the High Arctic. CATENA, 163, 219-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2017.12.018 
  • Kępski D., Luks B., Migała K., Wawrzyniak T., Westermann S., & Wojtuń B. (2017). Terrestrial Remote Sensing of Snowmelt in a Diverse High-Arctic Tundra Environment Using Time-Lapse Imagery. Remote Sensing, 9(7), 733. doi:10.3390/rs9070733
  • Kępski D., Błaś M., Sobik M., Polkowska Ż., & Grudzińska K. (2016). Progressing Pollutant Elution from Snowpack and Evolution of its Physicochemical Properties During Melting Period—a Case Study From the Sudetes, Poland. Water, air, and soil pollution, 227. doi:10.1007/s11270-016-2797-z
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