Skip to main content

Measurement-calculation complex for monitoring and forecasting meteorological situations at airports


We describe the measurement and calculation complex for monitoring and forecasting the meteorological situation at airports, which comprises MTP-5PE meteorological temperature profiler, WXT520 Vaisala Weather Transmitter, main and remote terminals for managing the complex, network data storage, two high-resolution meteorological models, server, and SKIF Cyberia cluster at Tomsk State University. The paper presents the results of monitoring and forecasting the atmospheric temperature profile and surface wind speed and direction, pressure, humidity, and temperature for the previous winter, when different extreme weather events were observed in Bogashevo airport. It is shown that the measured and calculated vertical temperature profiles in the lower part of the atmospheric boundary layer show high level of qualitative and quantitative agreement of results.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.


  1. I. N. Kuznetsova, E. N. Kadygrov, E. A. Miller, and M. I. Nakhaev, “Characteristics of lowest 600 m atmospheric layer temperature on the basis of MTP-5 profiler data,” Opt. Atmosf. Okeana 25(10), 877–883 (2012).

    Google Scholar 

  2. E. R. Westwater, Y. Han, V. G. Irisov, V. Leuskiy, E. N. Kadygrov, and A. S. Viazankin, “Remote sensing of boundary layer temperature profiles by a scanning 5-mm microwave radiometer and RASS: Comparison experiments,” Atmos. and Ocean. Technol. 16(7), 805–818 (1999).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. E. N. Kadygrov and D. R. Pick, “The potential for temperature retrieval from an angular-scanning singlechannel microwave radiometer and some comparisons with in situ observations,” Meteorol. Appl. 5(4), 393–404 (1998).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. M. M. Smirnova, K. G. Rubinshtein, and V. P. Yushkov, “Evaluation of atmospheric boundary layer characteristics simulated by the regional model,” Rus. Meteorol. Hydrol. 36(12), 777–785 (2011).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Methodological Recommendations on the Use of MTP-5 Nephelometer Data (Rosgidromet, Moscow, 2010) [in Russian].

  6. A. A. Bart, A. V. Starchenko, and A. Z. Fazliev, “Information-computational system for air quality short-range prognosis over territory of Tomsk,” Opt. Atmosf. Okeana 25(7), 594–601 (2012).

    Google Scholar 

  7. A. V. Starchenko, A. A. Bart, D. V. Degi, V. V. Zuev, A. P. Shelekhov, N. K. Barashkova, and A. S. Akhmetshina, “Numerical and experimental study of conditions of atmospheric boundary layer near the Bogashevo airport,” Vestn. KuzGTU, No. 6, 3–8 (2012).

    Google Scholar 

  8. A. V. Starchenko, “Numerical investigation of local atmospheric processes,” Vychislitel’nye Tekhnologii 10, 81–89 (2005).

    Google Scholar 

  9. A. V. Starchenko, D. A. Belikov, D. A. Vrazhnov, and A. O. Esaulov, “Application of MM5 and WRF mesoscale models to studies of regional atmospheric processes,” Atmos. Ocean. Opt. 18(5–6), 409–414 (2005).

    Google Scholar 


Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Additional information

Original Russian Text © V.V. Zuev, A.P. Shelekhov, E.A. Shelekhova, A.V. Starchenko, A.A. Bart, N.N. Bogoslovsky, S.A. Prokhanov, L.I. Kizhner, 2014, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Zuev, V.V., Shelekhov, A.P., Shelekhova, E.A. et al. Measurement-calculation complex for monitoring and forecasting meteorological situations at airports. Atmos Ocean Opt 27, 100–105 (2014).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  • Calculation Complex
  • Surface Wind Speed
  • Meteorological Model
  • Microwave Radiometer