Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet)
Федеральная служба по гидрометеорологии и мониторингу окружающей среды (Росгидромет)


Roshydromet is a federal executive body under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation. Roshydromet is involved in administrating the state property and providing services in hydrometeorology and related fields, as well as environmental monitoring. Again, Roshydromet acts as a governmental supervisor of activities in modification of meteorological and other geophysical processes.

Roshydromet includes 17 Federal research institutions. Two of them are state-owned research centres of the Russian Federation. These are "The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute” and "The Hydrometeorological Research Centre of the Russian Federation".

  • "Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute"
  • "Institute of Global Climate and Ecology of Roshydromet & RAS"
  • "Voeikov Main Geophysical observatory"
  • "State Hydrological Institute"
  • "Hydrometeorological Research Center of Russian Federation"
  • "State Hydrochemical Institute"
  • "All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information - World Data Center"
  • "All-Russian Scientific-Research Agricultural Institut"
  • "Zubov State Oceanographic Institute"
  • "Central Aerological Observatory"
  • "Scientific Research Center of Space Hydrometeorology "Planeta"
  • "Siberian Research Regional Hydrometeorological Institute"
  • "High-Mountain Geophysical Institute»
  • "Fydorov Institute of Applied Geophysics"
  • "Research and Production Association "Typhoon"
  • "Far Eastern Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute"
  • "Caspian Marine Research Center"


  • State oversight of the work on modification of meteorological and other geophysical processes on the territory of the Russian Federation;
  • Licensing of certain activities within the competence of the Service in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation;
  • State records of surface water and maintenance of public water inventory in terms of surface water bodies;
  • Maintenance of the Uniform State Fund data on the state of the environment and its pollution;
  • The formation and maintenance of the state monitoring network, including the organization and the termination of fixed and mobile observation points and the determination of their location;
  • State monitoring of ambient air

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1 December 2017 - 30 November 2018

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) published between 1 December 2017 - 30 November 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

5 0.59

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Earth & Environmental Sciences 4 0.58
Life Sciences 1 0.01

Highlight of the month

Stratospheric clues below the ice

© Eastcott Momatiuk/DigitalVision/Getty

© Eastcott Momatiuk/DigitalVision/Getty

Concentrations of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, in Antarctic ice could shed light on the stratosphere’s role in the water cycle.

Natural tritium forms in the stratosphere — between 14 and 50 kilometres above Earth — and enters the water cycle by merging with hydrogen and oxygen. Tritium is thought to be a better tracer for stratospheric moisture than chemicals such as beryllium which get attached to aerosols. 

A team, including a researcher from Roshydromet, measured tritium concentrations over the last 50 years in three ice cores from the Vostok station, Antarctica. They observed a 10-year cycle, linked to solar cycles, and a three to five-year cycle that could be linked to atmospheric circulation.

This new dataset could help clarify how climate conditions are affected by moisture from the stratosphere.

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  1. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123, 3009–3018 (2018). doi: 10.1002/2018JD028304

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1 December 2017 - 30 November 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 6.26% Domestic
  • 93.74% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.

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