İNSTİTUTE OF GEOGRAPHY

Azerbaijan National Academy of Science

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25 april

April 24, several employees of the Institute of Geography named after acad. H.Aliyev, headed by the Director of the Institute, academician Ramiz Mamedov,

visited the Shamakhi region to start the meteorological station. The launch was attended by PhD in agrarian sciences Chinguiz Gulaliyev, head of the Pirguli station, his employee Abbas Ismayilov, and Anar Osmanli, deputy director for general issues, leading researchers, PhD Maharram Hasanov with Museib Yunusov.

At the station will be measured the air temperature, relative and absolute humidity, direct reflected and scattered radiation and conducted monitoring of radiation on the earth’s surface.

 In addition, they will measure urgent, maximum and minimum temperature of the earth’s surface, ground temperature at a depth of 5, 10, 15 and 20 sm, a speed and determine the direction of the wind. According to the instructions, every 3 hours, 8 times a day, meteorological observations will be carried.

The meteorological station is located at an altitude of 1400 m above sea level. In the future, it is planned the construction of an automated weather station.

Meteorological observations will allows to investigate here the microclimate of the forest landscape in the highlands, to monitor climate change in the territory, to register changes that may occur in the landscape, will be of great help in the study of biodiversity.