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 June 2017 - 31 May 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 June 2017 - 31 May 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.

4 0.58

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Earth & Environmental Sciences 3 0.46
Physical Sciences 1 0.13

Highlight of the month

Tracking methane levels over Siberia

© oxygen/Getty

© oxygen/Getty

Like carbon dioxide, methane is an important greenhouse gas that contributes to man-made climate change. Scientists have analysed air samples collected over Siberia and found that methane levels have increased over the past few decades.

A vast area in northern Russia, Siberia contains many oil and gas fields, which release significant amounts of natural gas due to leakages that occur during the production and transportation of fossil fuels. These emissions contribute significantly to global methane levels.

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Roshydromet in Russia, has tracked methane levels between 1993 and 2015 at different altitudes above a pine forest and in an area of boreal wetlands in the West Siberian Lowland. They found that concentrations have increased at both locations over this period.

The work provides deeper insights into changes in methane emissions from northern Eurasia, as well as regions to the south, such as China, India and South East Asia.

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  1. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122, 261−11,273 (2017). doi: 10.1002/2017jd026836

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1 June 2017 - 31 May 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 3.39% Domestic
  • 96.61% International

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

Top 10 domestic collaborators by FC (1 total)

  • Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Russia
  • Domestic institution
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia (0.25)

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

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