The laboratory was formed on the basis of the laboratory of aurorae and night glow and the laboratory of geoinformatics in 2011. Regular observations of the aurora and night glow on the territory of Yakutia began during the International Geophysical Year period (1957-1958). In 1963 the laboratory of upper atmosphere physics was organized and V.I. Yarin was appointed to the post of head of the laboratory. Later, the laboratory was headed by E.A. Ponomarev, E.F. Vershinin, Yu.A. Nadubovich, V.P. Samsonov, V.M. Ignatyev, V.N. Alexeyev, S.V. Nikolashkin .The laboratory of geoinformatics was formed in 1995 (headed by V.S.Soloviev) to study the distribution of cloud cover, ozone content, forest fire detection, monitoring of river floods and other characteristics of the surface layer using a receiving station of satellite (NOAA) information.
- thermal regime of large-scale circulation and wave disturbances in the high-latitude thermosphere and mesosphere;
dynamic phenomena in the diffuse aurora and subauroral red arcs in order to diagnose magnetospheric -ionospheric processes in the vicinity of the plasmapause and near-Earth region of the plasma layer during substorms and storms;
*spatio-temporal distribution of pyrogenic events, cloud cover, aerosol fields and ozone layer in Eastern Siberia;
* research of effects of the global climate change in variations of the characteristics of the underlying surface (the dynamics of water content of the area, state of the vegetation layer, etc.).
The experimental base is located :
at the Maimaga station
at the EAS array in the settlement of Oktyomtsy
Solar photometer “Aeronet” of the CIMEL CE-318 type and SP-9 type
Receiving station of the satellite (NOAA) information
High-aperture digital spectrometer Fabry-Perot
Infrared digital spectrographs (SP-50, IRTD-OH)
All- sky digital cameras
Acting Head of the Laboratory
Dr. Igor Innokentyevich Koltovskoy
Staff scientist, C.Sc. (Phys.& Math)