Aerological Observation Network in the North Polar Region

Updated 2012-08-28

Monitoring and study of free atmosphere in the North Polar Region

Time frame

Project time span
1950 -
Data collection
1950 -
Data processing
1950 -
Data reporting
1950 -

Contact information

Contact person
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A.P. Makshtas – Chief Research Officer, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled


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.

• atmosphere pressure, • geopotential height, • air temperature, • dew-point deficit, • wind structure, the parameters are measured: • at ground level, • at standard heights, • on standard isobaric surfaces, • at tropopause level, • at special points downwind and at the level of maximum wind • and also cloud amount data as of the moment of sounding. The archive includes temperature wind sounding of atmosphere for 00,06,12,18 GMT.

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?

AARI collects data and establishes Networks:

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project

data are used in Russian and international programs

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