Anatoly Tsyplenkov

Anatoly Tsyplenkov

Junior Scientist

Lomonosov Moscow State University


My name is Anatoly Tsyplenkov and I’m currently working at the Makkaveev Lab of Soil Erosion and Fluvial Processes, Lomonosov Moscow State University. I am interested in hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, programming language and long distance running (marathons).

I’m doing research in soil erosion and sediment transport using in-situ measurements as well as modelling. Projects range from small mountanious rivers to large scale catchments. I’ve just defended my PhD thesis in December 2019 on the topic of «Suspended sediment load formation in the small mountain river basins: general patterns and regional features». As part of my dissertation I have mastered a set of modern methods of soil erosion modeling, interpolation, machine learning and fingerprinting.

R packages


  • Sediment budget and dynamics
  • Soil erosion
  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Mountain hydrology
  • stats


  • PhD in Hydrology, 2019

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • Specialist (MSci) in Hydrology, 2015

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

Recent Posts

Tidy Tuesday NHL

Okay, here it is. My first contribution to the my website. I’ll try to make a very quick and simple data exploration analysis for this weeks’ Tidy Tuesday. There are three datasets available.

Recent Publications

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Elucidating suspended sediment dynamics in a glacierized catchment after an exceptional erosion event: The Djankuat catchment, Caucasus Mountains, Russia

This study was undertaken in the 9.1 km² glacierized catchment of the Djankuat River located in the Northern Caucasus. The main goal of our studywas to assess the impact of an exceptional erosion event on 1st July 2015 (with an annual exceedance probability of less than 0.1%) on suspended sediment yields and the relative contributions of various sediment sources.

Erosion as a Factor of Transformation of Soil Radioactive Contamination in the Basin of the Shchekino Reservoir (Tula Region)

Redistribution of sediments and Chernobyl-derived 137Сs transported with them were estimated using a set of field methods and erosion model calculations for the Shchekino reservoir (Tula region) catchment, and changes in the contents of 137Сs in soils of various types that occurred over 1986–2018 were determined.

Suspended sediment budget and intra-event sediment dynamics of a small glaciated mountainous catchment in the Northern Caucasus

The sediment dynamics of (peri-)glacial catchments can be highly variable and complex. Understanding these dynamics and their underlying causes is not only of interest from a scientific perspective but also required to address the practical problems with which they are often associated. In order to better understand the sediment dynamics of glaciated mountainous catchments, suspended sediment fluxes in the 9.1 km² Djankuat catchment (North Caucasus, Russia) were monitored intensively during the 2017 ablation season.