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 November 2016 - 31 October 2017

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 November 2016 - 31 October 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC 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.

2 0.35 0.35

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Earth & Environmental Sciences 2 0.35 0.35

Highlight of the month

Arctic sea-ice warmed from below as well as above

© SeppFriedhuber/Vetta/Getty

© SeppFriedhuber/Vetta/Getty

Arctic sea-ice isn’t just being melted by warm air above — it’s also being heated from below.

Warm, dense, salty currents from the Atlantic Ocean swirl around the Arctic under an insulating layer of colder, fresher water. But 15 years of temperature measurements from the Arctic’s eastern Eurasian Basin show the two layers are mixing, reported by an international team of climate scientists including researchers from Roshydromet, Russia.

In 2003–04, the upper boundary of the warm current was 140 metres below the surface, but in 2013–14, warm currents extended up to 85 metres from the surface.

Coupled with rising air temperatures, this so-called ‘Atlantification’ of Arctic waters accounts for the dramatic sea-ice losses seen in the area in the past decade. Prior to this study, Atlantification had only been seen in the western Eurasian Basin. The researchers predict the effect is likely to keep creeping eastwards.

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  1. Science 365, 285–291 (2017). doi: 10.1126/science.aai8204

View the article on the Nature Index

1 November 2016 - 31 October 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 4.1% Domestic
  • 95.9% International

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

Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (1 total)

  • Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Russia
  • Domestic institution
  1. Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring of Russia, Russia (0.17)

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

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