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The preparation of a weather forecasts information is the first of all a science intensive task requiring great concentration of modern knowledge and technologies.

In the journal "Hydrometeorological Research and Forecasting" publishes the results of the operational work of meteorologists, scientific and methodological research activity in the broad field of hydrometeorological and agro meteorological forecasting.

Invite scientists, specialists, postgraduates, and senior students who are interested in the results of modern researches in the theory and practice of hydro-meteorological forecasting, not only to read the publications but also to send to the journal author's works in these areas.

R. M. Vilfand, chief editor of the journal


Editor-in-Chief, Roman M. Vilfand, Honored meteorologist of the Russian Federation, Doctor of technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Scientific supervisor of Hydrometeorological Research Center of the Russian Federation since 2001 and up to the present.

The long-term scientific activity of R.M. Vilfand has had a significant impact on the development of methods of long-range weather forecasts in the Hydromeorological service of Russia. Effective sinoptical-statistical schemes of long-range and climate forecasts based on the results of mathematical modeling of the atmospheric circulation, as well as methods of detailed monthly forecast were created under the scientific supervision of R.M. Vilfand.

R. M. Vilfand has published more than 200 scientific papers. R. M. Vilfand has lectured long-range weather forecasting courses at Faculty of Geography Lomonosov Moscow State University for over 40 years. He has supervised three Ph.D. and one Doctoral thesis.

R. M Vilfand is the coordinator of several major scientific initiatives and targeted international projects. He is also the research advisor of scientific and engineering programs of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring

R. M. Vilfand chairs the Scientific Council of the Hydrometcentre of Russia and is the member of Dissertation councils of the Hydrometcentre of Russia (D.327.003.01) and Moscow state University M. V. Lomonosov (D.501.001.68). Member of the Scientific and Thechnical Council of Roshydromet.