Hydrological observation network for land water bodies

Updated 2012-08-28

Monitoring of the state of land water bodies and river estuaries Network type: Data on the network for land water bodies and river estuaries covers the region of the Russian Arctic limited with its water resource boundaries close to the AMAP boundaries. Within these boundaries, when the network extension was the greatest in the 1980s, there were 288 points including 199 basic ones (97 of which are reference ones) and 89 auxiliary and departmental ones. Actually in the Russian Arctic, there are 182 points including 137 basic ones (88 of which are reference ones) and 52 auxiliary and departmental ones and 12 of which function under special estuarine programs

Time frame

Project time span
1930 -
Data collection
1930 -
Data processing
1930 -
Data reporting
1930 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Ivanov V.V. – Head of Department of Hydrology of Estuarine Areas, Cand. Sc. {Geography}, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, ivanov@aari.nw.ru
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Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied
Russia, Arctic

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

- water levels - water discharge - water temperature - ice phenomena - ice thicknesses - water turbidity - suspended and transported sediments discharge - chemical composition of water (only on reference posts)

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Data are collected and databases are created by AARI Networks: World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project

data are used in Russian and international programs

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