Organization of Radar and Aerological Observations in the Region of the Sochi-2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games

A. Z. Dubovetskii, A. P. Kats, A. V. Kochin, A. Yu. Mel’nichuk, and Yu. V. Mel’nichuk

Described is the system of radar observations and upper-air sounding that was organized for providing weather services for the Sochi-2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Considered are the basic stages of its organization and development including the operational delivery of radar data to the user groups of different levels, namely, from the forecasters at local weather offices at Olympic sport venues to the Roshydromet official website, the FROST-2014 international research project participants, and Olympic Broadcasting Service. Presented is the list of main information products which were used by the forecasters responsible for the Olympic weather services. Given are the results of the expansion of the radar coverage area by exchanging information with the meteorological services of neighboring countries and by the creation of operational technology of reception and assimilation of this information and generation of composite maps using the data of the Akhun Mountain radar and radars in Samsun, Trabzon, and Simferopol.

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