Forty Years of Water Research at the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

  • Robert J. Bialik
  • Jarosław J. Napiórkowski
  • Paweł M. Rowiński
  • Witold G. Strupczewski
Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)


The history of research on hydrological and hydrodynamic processes carried out at the Department of Hydrology and Hydrodynamics, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences is discussed. The genesis and development of the Department are briefly presented. The chapter focuses on the structure of the Department as well as the people associated with it at different stages of its history. The main research and organisational achievements of the Department team are summarised and supported by selected references.


Floods Optimization algorithms Pollutant transport Rivers Statistical hydrology Turbulent open-channel flow Water research 



This work was supported within statutory activities No 3841/E-41/S/2014 of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland. We would like to thank all colleagues from the Department of Hydrology and Hydrodynamics for providing photos and for helpful comments and discussions which recalled past incidents.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Bialik
    • 1
  • Jarosław J. Napiórkowski
    • 1
  • Paweł M. Rowiński
    • 1
  • Witold G. Strupczewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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