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Currently, Russia is able to give “reliable weather forecast” only for a day, or, at least, two or three days, RIA Novosti reported statement by the head of the Department of space vehicles of Remote sensing (RS) in the brain research Institute of Roscosmos TsNIIMash Alexander Karelin.
According to him, the accuracy of the six-day forecast, currently equal to 50 percent, you can increase 10-15% when using a large number of microwave MW sounders Land. “19 geophysical spacecraft, 8 hydrometeorological and Oceanographic and radio occultation 24”, — said the head of the conference “Actual problems of creation of space systems of Earth remote sensing”.
According to Karelina, launch satellites on seven types of orbit will allow to obtain enough data for use in complex Earth model for accurate prediction for the week. “There is no such model, but we can do it, and we know how to do it, but not enough initial data,” added the chief.
In February, the head of “Roshydromet” Maxim Yakovenko said that Russia has “no [meteorological] satellite component, the Russian group just died.”
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