Army held drills in preparing Artic weather reports
The hydrometeorology service of the Eastern Military District held training drills on how to prepare weather reports for air force flights and on determining the situation when it comes to floods. The venue was Mys Shmidta (Cape Schmidt), an urban locality in Iultinsky District of Chukotka Autonomous Area.
Military experts analyzed the cloud coverage, determined the ceiling of the cloud base, the direction and velocity of the wind, the humidity and the atmospheric pressure. Just a reminder: such data is the most topical information for flights of aircraft in the Arctic.
"We have taken steps to obtain MET data using mobile satellite information receiving units. We applied information received from meteorological orbiters. In the Arctic area specialists performed their mission using the equipment deployed at Cape Schmidt," reported the hydrometeorology service.
In addition to this, military meteorologists monitored the hydrological situation in river basins in the eastern part of Russia. They collected, accepted, analyzed and disseminated information on the present and forecast the situation when it comes to floods.