Storm pool in Katsiveli, Crimea. Tour of the object

“Storm in the glass.” Everyone knows this expression. It was created in a glass. Of course, the storm pool was called. That’s it. And it looks like just a glass. In which water is poured not inside, but between the glass walls. And at the top are huge fans that create a storm. And inside the glass, at the bottom, the turret …

This is a kind of small water collider that has been covered in water. Even dolphins appear in the stories: they were launched between the walls of the glass. Andrei Panin called “Heter Major Sokolov”.

Crimea, village Katsiveli. The winding pole of the wind. For the production of storms.Crimea, village Katsiveli. The winding pole of the wind. For the production of storms.

In the distant 50s of the 20th century, the Experimental Base of the Hydrophysical Institute has been established. If I’m here, there are three scientific objects – the instrument rock, the oceanographic platform and the storm pool. There is an interesting helio-station and one of the largest radio telescopes in Europe. And all this … abandoned.

The storm pool was built in 1953 by the project of V.V. Shuleykin – the physics of the sea. Scientifically, it was called the aero-hydrodynamic channel.

Before entering the Storm Pool.Before entering the Storm Pool.

The installation is essentially unique. It is not clear that there has been a race to the sea. Where does the wind come from? There are 21 huge fans on the roof of this 40-meter-in-diameter cup.

Note the anchors on the pool gate. One is painted, the second is not. White film remained with the film “Heter Major Sokolov” with Andrei Panin in the lead role. This was his last movie role.Note the anchors on the pool gate. One is painted, the second is not. White film remained with the film “Heter Major Sokolov” with Andrei Panin in the lead role. This was his last movie role.

Patio pool. There is a turret among the rusty structures of the glass. There were residential and scientific premises for laboratory workers.Patio pool. There is a turret among the rusty structures of the glass. There were residential and scientific premises for laboratory workers.

From the entrance to the turret. Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!From the entrance to the turret. Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!

Entrance to the residential tower.Entrance to the residential tower.

A steep spiral staircase leads to the tower, which offers a gorgeous view.A steep spiral staircase leads to the tower, which offers a gorgeous view.

View from the roof of the storm pool. Fans on the roof. There are 21 of them.View from the roof of the storm pool. Fans on the roof. There are 21 of them.

The size of the ring is 5m, the width of the ring is 5m; The walls are welded from steel sheets 10 mm thick. It is convenient to watch the light. The lower 2.5–3 m of the canal was filled with seawater.

It looks like the glazed part of the outside.It looks like the glazed part of the outside.

Behind the turret even more returns to the Soviet Union of the 60s.Behind the turret even more returns to the Soviet Union of the 60s.

We are in modern times.We are in modern times.

The pool of the fans.The pool of the fans.

Four nozzles Wind speed up to 19 meters per second. It can be obtained in the basin: up to 1.5 m high, up to 15 m long.Four nozzles Wind speed up to 19 meters per second. It can be obtained in the basin: up to 1.5 m high, up to 15 m long.

It's time to get inside.It’s time to get inside.

Glass sheets left in place. Many barely keep in their places.Glass sheets left in place. Many barely keep in their places.

And they stand near the pool. Thickness of sheets is 15 mm.And they stand near the pool. Thickness of sheets is 15 mm.

IPhone for scale.IPhone for scale.

It looks like a glass for storms inside. There are fan nozzles on the ceiling.It looks like a glass for storms inside. There are fan nozzles on the ceiling.

It was gradually filled up.It was gradually filled up.

At one site lined with old window frames. This, too, remains after the filming of “Geter Major Sokolov”. This is one of the episodes.

It is rumored that even the dolphins were launched. It simply doesn’t exist.

It was said that he was not in the pool, even though he was in the pool. The Fleet and others. This is a pattern that has been taken in the course of the junction. of Soviet engineering. Like it or not … Only scientists know.

Today, the need for a storm is completely absent, because these replace structures. Here it stands, slowly rusting, no one needs …

Storm pool in Katsiveli, Crimea. Tour of the object

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