7 Secrets of Polar Weather Forecasting

Secrets of Polar Weather Forecasting

Posted on February 5, 2016 by team


This is a polar meteorological observatory in Valkarkay. Quite recently its interiors were filmed for a Russian movie. People, occupied here, do an important job, because the Far Eastern weather is not about decisions whether one need to take an unmbrella or not. Sometimes the data of the observatory may save someone’s life in the severe region. 

Let’s check out how they work and forecast weather at Valkarkay.

“Arctic is boundless, heat reserve is limited, do close the doors tightly”. This notification has been hanging here for more than four years and nobody remembers what wit left it.

Boiler-house of the observatory. The premise is hetead with wood brought from afar, as no trees grow in Chukotka.

The main room of the station for metrological measurements and observations. It’s never empty, someone always has to be here. One shift lasts six hours, three meteorologists replace each other. They also have a boss, a mechanic and a cook. 

Boris, the head of the station, is holding a special spatula that serves for measuring outside.

Temperature charts are made daily and neatly put in their place.

Boris is telling about polar lights that happened just recently.

A set of thermometers.

Yes, the furniture is old, but the equipment is quite modern.

The devices collect and transmit many indicatiors – range of visibility, cloud cover, soil temperature etc. Wrench serves as a pointer – very touching…

“How high are clouds today?”

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7 Responses to “Secrets of Polar Weather Forecasting”

  1. NED STARK says:

    It’s easy… WINTER IS COMING.

  2. john says:

    Very interesting posting.

  3. michael says:

    I have a big respect for all of the team. London

  4. Vijay says:

    We must all be grateful to the brave souls living in this remote location to serve others. We can also learn from their lives. The way they make their office Cosy is very creative. Thanks for this Blog it made me happy to see this.

  5. starosta.fabio@gmail.com says:

    Only linux at the computers.

    • Roman Priesol says:

      Mostly Windows. Only on one computer is Fedora :/

      • starosta.fabio@gmail.com says:

        Well. It seems to me that linux is at all pics where computers are showed. Screens seems to be like some kind of linux (Fedora, as you told). Can you see different or do you know that place?

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