Norilsk hydrometeorological service turns 60
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Norilsk hydrometeorological service turns 60

March 23, 2021

The hydrometeorological observatory concentrated everything related to the study of rivers, weather, Taimyr water and air basins protection.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The photographs from 1976 capture one day at the Norilsk zonal hydrometeorological observatory, as the current Taimyr center for hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring was called at that time.

Not long before that, the Taimyr hydrologists and meteorologists got a new building near Norilsk, on the basis of which a modern research institution was created.

A network of automatic stations was created on the peninsula, transmitting weather data in the most remote points of the territory.

Perhaps the photographing at the hydrometeorological observatory 55 years ago was organized in connection with obtaining new modern technology.

Not only the service employees of the mid-1970s, but also the equipment that helped them in their work were shot. Those were radars that constantly probed the atmosphere. Radiosondes that went up many kilometers. Special devices that fixed any pollution in water and air.

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Text: Varvara Sosnovskaya, Photo: archive of the Norilsk Nickel Polar Division

March 23, 2021

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