Observations in Arctica: Current state and perspectives
Density index for SYNOP stations 35-50 ( 1 station per 35000-50000 sq. km) in Russian Arctic as of 01.01.2009. It is planned to increase the number of SYNOP stations in Russia to 2200-2300 (among them 500-600 automatic), significant portion of this increase will be above 60N . Arctic stations will be mostly automatic). About 50 stations are being installed this year.
Radiosondes: planned increase from 105 to 129 sites, soundings 2 times per day.
Creation and maintenance of the “Arktika” satellite system including two Molniya satellites on high-elliptic orbits.
Drifting station “Severnii Polus 37 ” (09/2009-01/2010)
Short and medium-range numerical weather prediction
Global models (SL-AV and T169L31)
LAM – COSMO-RU 7 km
Global ensemble prediction system (under testing) – based on T169 and SL-AV global models
Semi-Lagrangian vorticity-divergence dynamical core of own development, ALADIN/LACE parameterizations