Sunday, May 20, 2018

Modernisation of meteorological and hydrological weather stations in Karakapkstan

The first automatic weather station in Central Asia manufactured by SIAP+MICROS of Italy was opened in Nukus, Uzbekistan, on 14th of April 2017 as part of UNDP’s collaboration with the Centre of Hydrometeorological Service under a joint project with the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan for “Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of Uzbekistan” in the Republic of Karakalpakstan with financial support of the Adaptation Fund. The project provides the modernisation of 10 meteorological stations and 2 hydrological posts in 5 pilot regions of Karakalpakstan focusing on introduction of climate change adaptation measures, with the aim to increase resilience of farming communities and farms. The sensors of each station measure temperature and relative humidity of air, pressure, wind speed and direction, snow depth, solid and liquid precipitation, and can be used to measure also soil temperature.

A  VHDD-350C Doppler weather radar systems for the Centre of Hydrometeorological Service (Uzhydromet) in Nukus (and Tashkent) Uzbekistan.

Installed to ensure higher resolution weather surveillance so that they could enhance their short-term weather forecasting. The instrumentation and software made by the US company Baron Services Inc. of Alabama allows users to differentiate between types of precipitation, specifically rain, snow, sleet, and hail, by allowing Uzhydromet operational staff to have more control over the radar so that they can look for specific meteorological conditions at different atmospheric elevations based on the weather phenomena being detected at the time. Thus allowing the agency to make more accurate short term forecasts. Source:

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