The computer center is an independent structural unit of RSE Kazhydromet. The main tasks are:
- the automation of computational work for the operational processing of information to obtain diagnostic and prognostic products,
- the development work on the development of automated technologies in the field of hydrometeorology and related fields,
- the adaptation and implementation of numerical models for forecasting hydrometeorological parameters.
Since 2013, the Computing Center has been operating online 2 times a day to calculate the mesoscale American model WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting). The WRF model is one of the most versatile and advanced atmospheric modeling systems. Being a freely distributed software product, it is widely and successfully used for weather forecasting in research centers and national weather services of various countries and continues to develop continuously. In the online mode, with a resolution of the WRF model of 2, 4, 13 and 18 km and a lead time of forecasts from 24 to 168 hours, a forecast of the following meteorological values is issued:
1. forecast of air temperature near the earth and at various heights;
2. precipitation forecast;
3. prediction of surface pressure;
4. forecast of surface wind and its gusts;
5. forecast of severe frost (in the cold half-year);
6. forecast of extreme heat (in the warm half-year);
7. prediction aerological charts, with a CAPE forecast of Convective Available Potential Energy for 36 hours, every 3 hours (with a model resolution of 13 km) for 26 cities of Kazakhstan.
8. meteograms (forecast of wind, temperature and precipitation) for more than 300 cities of Central Asia.
In 2016, a regional information and diagnostic system (IDSP or CARFFG) was introduced to assess the risk of rapidly developing floods and an early warning system. This is a WMO project in collaboration with the Hydrological Research Center (SIC) in San Diego, USA. Currently, the NMHSs of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are participating in the project. Kazakhstan is a regional center for CARFFG, since 2017, the Computing Center has been supporting its web portal. The information-diagnostic system for assessing the risk of rapidly developing floods is a diagnostic tool for analyzing weather-related events that can trigger fast-developing floods.
In 2017 in order to improve hydrological forecasts, the Computing Center developed maps of the watershed areas of Kazakhstan's rivers. Using the ARGIS software, they were visualized in the 3 D. format. The topography is clearly visible on the map - mountainous areas, ravines and forest plantations, as well as areas where large snow reserves can accumulate that are then taken into account in hydrological forecasts.
Since 2018, who it is rather adapted and launched the HBV hydrological model for lowland rivers. (Hydrological Water-balance Model is a water-balance catchment model developed by the Swedish Hydrometeorological Institute). It is currently adapted for the rivers of Kazakhstan. The input data for the model are daily average air temperature, daily precipitation, average long-term potential evaporation, as well as a digital elevation model. So, from March 1, 2018, weekly on-line calculations of water volume of rivers and forecasts of inflow to reservoirs have been carried out: Astaninskoye, Samakand, Shaglinskoye and Cherubainurinskoye, etc.
In 2019, interactive maps were developed and automated:
1. «Monitoring of the atmospheric air of the Republic of Kazakhstan», with the display of monitoring data on the state of atmospheric air in the Republic of Kazakhstan in 45 settlements at 140 posts.
2. «Monitoring of the quality of surface waters of the Republic of Kazakhstan», with the display of data on the quality of surface waters by hydrochemical indicators at 142 hydrochemical targets distributed over 141 water bodies: 91 rivers, 31 lakes, 15 reservoirs, 3 canals and 1 sea.
The Data on the maps is updated as observations are made by the environmental posts.