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Hydrometeorological Centre

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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL CENTRE, St. Petersburg, of the North Western Interregional Board of Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, situated at 2a Twenty-third Line of Vasilievsky Island, a supervisory and operating organisation providing the authorities, population, and economic agents with various predictions and warnings of hazardous hydrometeorological phenomena occurring in St. Petersburg, Leningrad Region, and the East of the Gulf of Finland, supervising forecast activities in the North Western Region, and preparing summary forecasts for the North Western Federal District. It was founded in 1983 on the basis of the Leningrad Weather Bureau as the successor of the Weather Service, which was founded in Russia in 1872 to be among one of the first institutions in Europe to issue quantitative weather forecasts. It has been also issuing Neva flood warnings since 1897 indicating an anticipated height of water and time of maximum level since 1954. It is situated in the former Main Geophysical Observatory built by architect A. Gelsher in 1846-49.

Reference: Кучер А. И. Что могут "боги погоды" // ЛП. 1987. № 6. С. 20-21.

G. V. Ivanov.

Gelsher A.

23d Line of Vasilievsky Island/Saint Petersburg, city, house 2, litera л. А

Кучер А. И. Что могут "боги погоды" // Ленингр. панорама, 1987

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