Department of Monitoring and Research Expeditions

Main activities are:

  • Conducting comprehensive studies of the main elements of the hydrological regime.
  • Improving methods for calculating the runoff and sedimentation of rivers and temporary streams under various global climate change conditions.
  • Assessing the intensity of planar and gully scour when there is an anthropogenic impact: slope ploughing, deforestation, and construction of engineering facilities.
  • Improving methods for sampling bottom sediments and laboratory analyzes.
  • Carrying out research expeditions to the territories poorly studied in hydrological terms.

Field testing new hydrometeorological instruments.


River sediments, erosion and technology design of hydrological networks

Anonymous, (1974): Sediment yield, its study and geographic distribution. / Karaushev/Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, 240 pp. [in Russian].

Anonymous, (1979): Instruction for designing hydrological parameters and their determination for anti-erosion projects in the European USSR/ Editors: Chebotarev A. I., Karaushev A. V., Bogolyubova I. V. Bobrovitskaya N. N., Tumanovskaya S. M.Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, 62 pp. [in Russian].

Bobrovitskaya N.N. (1972): Dependence of mean long-term suspended sediment yield from the rivers of the European USSR upon physiographic factors. Trudy SHI 191, pp. 68-84 [in Russian].

Borovitskaya N.N. (1974): Assessment of trends to sediment discharge variations in the rivers on the Former Soviet Union (FSU). In: Proc. Int., Symp., East-West, North-South Encounter on the State-of-the-Art in River Engineering and Design Philosophies, S HI, St. Petersburg, Russia, pp. 32-39.

Bobrovitskaya, N.N. (1977): Study and computation of soil scour from slopes. Set of papers on hydrology, No 12, Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, p.93-99 [in Russian],

Bobrovitskaya N.N. (1986): Methodological recommendations on the use of airborne surveys for investigation and computation of soil erosion characteristics/ Ed. by Y.N. Kornilov. Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, 109 pp. [in Russian].

Bobrovitskaya N.N. (1991): The method for studying, computing and control over the characteristics of soil erosion. Proc. SHI, Vol. 349, pp. 3-18 [in Russian].

Bobrovitskaya N.N., Zubkova K.M., Kokorev A.V. (1997): Research Results of Water Discharge and Sediment Yield Studies in the Polomet River, HIP-OHP, Germany. Experimental hydrology with reference to hydrological processes in small research basin. Proc. of the International Workshop, St. Petersburg – Valdai, Russia, 2-6 June, 1997, pp.22-30. 

Bobrovitskaya N. N., Zubkova C.M. (1996). Application of formulae of transporting flow capacity for the computation of suspended sediment in the Lena River, in book Modelling Soil Erosion, Sediment Transport and Closely Related Hydrological. /Ed. by W. Summer, E. Klaghofer, W. Zhang, pp.149-156.

Bobrovitskaya N.N., Zubkova K.M. and Mead R.H. (1996): Discharges and yields of sediments in the Ob’ and Enisey Rivers of Siberia. In Erosion and Sediment Yield: Global and Regional Perspectives: Proc. /Ed. by D. E. Walling & B.W Webb, pp. 115-123.

Bobrovitskaya N.N. Bestsennaya M.A., Kokorev A.V., Nedogarko I.V.  Research network and its data to estimate transboundary transfer of water, sediments and pollutants, Hydrological Challenges in Transboundary Water Resources Management. International Conference, Koblenz, Germany, 25-27 September 2001, pp.201-205.

Bobrovitskaya N.N., Voskresensky O. B., Kokorev A. M., Orlova E. M., Sedov V.G.: (2006) Automatisierung technology analysis of hydrological network with the aim of its optimization Hydronet-2004, pp.9-18 [in Russian].

Bobrovitskaya N. N., Kucherenko, O. E., Orlova E. V., Sedov V. G. (2006): Digital map of hydrological network of the European territory of Russia (the method of construction and content), Y1 all-Russian hydrological Congress, Moscow, Meteoagency of Roshydromet, pp. 19-25 [in Russian].

Bobrovitskaya N.N. Marunych A.S, Didik O.P, Lobanov F.I. (2014): Preliminary results of the intercomparison measurement data of precipitation with rain gauges OTT Pluvio-200, OTT-Pluvio-400 and Tretiakov with standard gauges landfill WF FGBI "SHI". 1Y International scientific-practical conference "Modern concepts of scientific research" (Russia, Moscow, 07.25.2014), the Eurasian Union scientists, Scientific publication, Earth sciences, geography science, №4, 2014, pp.81-85 [in Russian].

Bobrovitskaya N. N., Voskresensky, O. B., Orlova, E. V., Pystina N. B., Baranov A. V., Budnikov B. O., Chaly A. P. (2014): Objective laws of runoff formation of the Yamal Peninsula and the methods of calculation of its main characteristics, taking into account regional specificity of territories, R. 129-2013 Gazprom, Moscow, 16 p.

Glushkov V. G. (1933): Geographic-hydrological method. Proc. of SHI, No. 57-58 [in Russian].

Glushkov, V.G. (1948): Report on sediments in the middle reaches of the Murgab River (at the Congress of Russian scientists on waterways in 1910). In: Problems of river runoff control. “AN USSR”, vol. 2, pp. 43-142 [in Russian].

Goncharov, V.N. (1938): Sediment transport. Moscow, Leningrad, ONTI, 312 pp. [in Russian].

Bogolyubova I. V., (1957): Mud flows and their distribution on the territory of the USSR, Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, 152 pp. [in Russian].

Bogoliubova, I. V. and A.V.Karaushev, (1979): Problems of ravine formation and evolution. Trudy SHI, 267, pp. 5-25[in Russian].

Karaushev, A.V., (1960): Problems of natural streams dynamics. Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, 391 pp. [in Russian].

Karaushev, A.V., (1972): General and some specific problems of the theory of channel processes and erosion on slopes. Trudy GGI, 191, p. 5-22 [in Russian].

Karaushev, A.V., (1977): Theory and methods for river sediments computation. Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, 272 pp. [in Russian].

Karaushev, A.V., (1987): Methodical foundations for assessment and regulation of anthropogenic impact on surface water quality, 2-nd Edition, revised, 1987, 285 pp.

Karaushev, A.V., (2013): Theory and methods of calculation of sediment and water quality in rivers and reservoirs, Selected Works, St. Petersburg, 249 pp. [in Russian].

Kokorev, A.V. (1979): Measurements of soil scour from slopes and small watersheds. In:: Experimental studies of hydrological processes and events, Pt 2. Moscow, Izd. MGU, p.53-57 [in Russian],

Kokorev, A.V. and V.M. Galushkina, (1980): On the accuracy of the method for soil erosion estimation by erosion traces measurements. Trudy GGI, 266, p. 86-98 [in Russian].

Lisitsyna, K. N. b Alexandrova, V. I. (1972): The sediment load of rivers in the European territory of the USSR - Trudy GGI, vol. 191, p. 23-51 [in Russian].

Lopatin G.V. (1941): On the distribution of the average annual runoff of suspended sediments of the rivers of the European part of the USSR, Proc. NIU of GMS, L., vol.1, p. 110-149 [in Russian].

Lopatin, G.V., (1952): Sediments in the USSR rivers. Moscow, Geografgiz, 366 pp. [in Russian],

Makkaveev, V.M. (1933): On flow motion in the channel and on general problems of turbulent motion of liquids. Proc. of the Fourth Hydrological Conference of Baltic Countries, vol. 4. Leningrad, GGI, p. 1-22 [in Russian].

Makkaveev, V.M. (1963): Theoretical problems of turbulence and motion of sediments. Trudy GGI, 100, p. 54-87 [in Russian].

Markocheva, K.M. (1972): Scour formation on ploughed slopes. Trudy GGI, 191, p. 53-67 [in Russian].

Poliakov, B.V., (1946): Hydrological analysis and computations. Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, 480 pp. [in Russian].

Razumikhina, K.V. and A.V. Karaushev (1960): Experience with a photometer to determine sediment concentration. Trudy GGI, 86, p. 92-119 [in Russian].

Razumikhina, K.V., (1964): Sediment concentration measurements by means of sediment deposition in tubes. Trudy GGI, 111, p. 131-142 [in Russian].

Razumikhina, K.V., (1969): Use of the formula of the carrying capacity of the flow for annual suspended sediment yield computation. Trudy GGI, 175, p. 137-154 [in Russian].

Razumikhina K.V., (1972): Experience of total sediment yield computation (suspended sediments and bedload). Trudy GGI, 191, p. 100-110 [in Russian].

Semenova E.S. (1952): Comparative estimation of instruments for suspended sediments sampling. Trudy GGI, 36 (90), p. 91-102 [in Russian].

Semenova, E.S. (1964): Daily variations in sediment concentrations in rivers and the problems of sediment yield measurements. Trudy SHI, 111, p. 34-60 [in Russian],

Shamov, G.I., 1959: River sediments. Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, 378 pp. [in Russian].

Velikanov, M.A., 1949: Dynamics of channel flows. Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, 475 pp. [in Russian],

Petukhova, G. A.(1969): The dependence of the volumetric weight of sediments from their granulometric composition  Trudy SHI, vol. 175. p. 124-137.

Polyakov, B.V. (1946): Hydrological analysis and computations, Leningrad, Gidrometeoizdat, 480 p.

Voskresensky O. B., Yavoiskaya N. V. (2000): The structure and planning principles of hydrological network in the conditions of market economy. SHI, SP 4, 45 pp. Deposited in VINITI [in Russian].

Zubkova, C.M., 1979: Computation of sediment yield in brooks originating on slopes during spring snowmelt. Trudy SHI, 267, p. 26-35 [in Russian].

Water quality, transboundary surface waters

Anonymous, (1987), Methodological bases of assessment and regulation of anthropogenic impact on the water quality. Ed. By A.V. Karaushev, Edition 2, 285 pp. [in Russian].

Shlychkova V.V., Matveeva N.P., Brazhnikova L. V., Bobrovitskaya N.N., Tkacheva L.G  (1999), RD 52.24.508-96 guidance document. Methodological instruction. The organization and functioning of the subsystem of monitoring the state of transboundary surface waters of the Russian Federal service for Hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring, Moscow, 44 pp. [in Russian].

Bobrovitskaya N.N., Kokorev A.V. Development of transboundary surface water monitoring system (2004): XX111 Nordic Hydrological conference, Tallinn, Estonia 8-12 August 2004, Selected articles/Td. Arvo Jarvet, Volume 11, NHP Report No.48, Tarty, 2004, pp.415-424.

Rumyantseva E.A, BG Skakalsky (2006): Features long-term dynamics of water quality in the system of the Neva River - Neva Bay eastern part of the Gulf of Finland // Reports of the VI All-Russian Hydrological Congress. Section 4. The ecological status of water bodies. Water quality and the scientific basis of their protection. Part 1.M. Meteoagenstvo, Roshydromet, pp. 176-180 [in Russian].

Rumyantseva E.A, Solntsev V.N, Filatova T.N (2006): Main Features and quality Pesvo Udomlya lake waters and their change trends before and after the start of the Kalinin nuclear power plant // Reports of the VI All-Russian Hydrological Congress. Section 4. The ecological status of water bodies. Water quality and the scientific basis of their protection. Part 1.M. Meteoagenstvo Roshydromet, pp.181-186 [in Russian].

Rumyantseva E.A., Bobrovitskaya N.N. (2010): Long-Term Variations of Water Quality of the Selenga and Kiran Rivers at the Russian – Mongolian Boundary, Publishing in “Water Resources”, 2010, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 372-383 [in Russian].

Rumyantseva EA, Bobrovitskaya N.N, Ilyin E.V. (2014): A new approach to the automated calculation of the partial volume of river flow varying degrees of pollution (for example,  Selenga River). - Meteorology and Hydrology, Moscow, 2014, №6, p. 51-60 [in Russian].

Application of GIS technology to study water flow, sediments and lakes.

Bobrovitskaya N. N., Voskresensky, O. B., Orlova, E. V., Sedov V. G. (2003): Principles and methodological approaches to the preparation of hydrological maps of the study river basins using GIS technologies. Proc. of the Academy of Sciences of water problems. vol. 9. Problems riverbed control. Moscow, Geographical faculty, Moscow state University, pp. 44-54 [in Russian].

Bobrovitskaya N. N., Voskresensky, O. B., Orlova, E. V., Sedov V. G. (2006): Digital map of hydrological network of the European territory of Russia (the method of construction and content), Y1 Congress, Section 1, Moscow, Meteoagentstvo Rosgidromet, pp.19-25 [in Russian].

Bogdan M.I., Orlova E.V., Bobrovitskaya N.N. (2014): Development method of the prediction period appearance of ice, freezing and autopsy bodies of ice on the Volga-Baltic waterway on the base of GIS-technologies//ISSN 2575-7999, Eurasian Union of Scientists. Modern concepts of scientific research. Geographical Science: collection of scientific works of the IV international scientific Conference (July 25, 2014, Moscow), pp. 94-97 [in Russian].

Orlova E. V. Measurement of parameters of the hydrographic network of the Kuban river on the basis of GIS-technologies (2006): //proc.6 all-Russian Congress. Section 1. Status and prospects of development of systems of hydrological observations and information support for users.-M.: Meteoagentstvo Rosgidromet, pp. 57-64 [in Russian].

Orlova E.V. (2007): Application of GIS for estimation of Komi republic water resources //Geoinformatics. 2007, №4, pp. 21-25 [in Russian].

Orlova E.V. (2008): Definition of Pechora basin geographical and hydrological characteristics with use of GIS-technology // Meteorology and hydrology. 2008. №4, pp. 81-88 [in Russian].

Orlova E. V. (2008): The Use of GIS to obtain hydrological characteristics of the catchment area of the Vilyui reservoir //Geography and natural resources. 2008, №3, p. 134-138, [in Russian].

Orlova E.V., Sedov V.G.(2013): Building digital elevation model of the Volkhov reservoir bottom to calculate its morphometric characteristics // Modern problems of reservoirs and their watersheds. Vol. 1: The management of water resources. Hydro and geodynamic processes: proc. of the international scientific-practical Conference (28-30 may 2013, Perm)/Perm. State University, pp. 80-84 [in Russian].