Goals and tasks of work of the drifting research station North Pole-37
Main goals and tasks of work of the drifting station North Pole-37 are the following:
To continue and develop the hydrometeorological and ecological monitoring of the central area of the Arctic basin, which is of interest of World Meteorological Organization;
To carry out a complex of field research, which are necessary to improve the methods of hydrometeorological support of economic and research activity in the Arctic region;
To investigate the features of environment processes caused by global and regional climate change or influencing the global and regional climate change.
Main work tasks of the drifting station North Pole-37 are the following:
to implement a program of standard meteorological, solar radiation observations and atmosphere sounding;
to carry out a complex ecological monitoring of sea environment components;
to investigate the thermodynamic processes and evolution of morphometric characteristics of sea ice cover;
to define thermohaline and hydrochemical properties of water mass in the region of station drift, to measure current speed at different horizons;
to estimate the seasonal variability of carbonate system components in surface mixed ocean layer and near surface atmosphere layer;
to carry out the hydrobiological research;
to carry out the hydrographic research including profiling of sediment layer in the region of station drift;
experimental use of unmanned aircraft for:
- aero-meteorological research,
- estimation of mesoscale dynamics and mophometric characteristics of ice cover,
- ice reconnaissance during air-transport operations.
September 7 2009 at 16-00 the first weather report was transmitted into the Global Communication System.
At 18-30 ceremonial hoisting the flag of Russian Federation took place on the drifting station "North Pole-37".
15 persons are involved in the station:
1. Lesenkov S.B. head of the station,
2. Novokhatskiy E.I. ass. of the science
3. Grib I.V. meteorologist,
4. Semenov S.A. aerologist,
5. Rumyantsev A.L. the head of the oceanological team,