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Data set name

Phytoplankton blooms and related hydrophysical processes (Estonia)

Data holding centreMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
CountryEstonia  Estonia
ProjectDevelopment of toxic plankton blooms in the Estonian waters: response to hydrophysical and meteorological contitions
Time period14 July 1996 to 26 July 1996, 14 July 1997 to 27 July 1997
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The entrance area of the Gulf of Finland

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Raw current meter output parameters; Primary production in the water column; Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output

Instruments

Current meters; CTD; autoanalysers

Description 
Summary

The main aim of the project was to obtain additional information about causal mechanisms of blooms, their development and controlling processes. The multidisciplinary observations at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland should allow to describe in detail the development of blooms and their response to the environmental conditions. The measurement campaign was performed at the entrance area of the Gulf of Finland in 1996 from July 14 to July 26 and in 1997 from July 14 to July 27. The CTD profiles were measured at fixed positions (4-5 stations). In both years 12 surveys were carried out. The currents were measured at two mooring stations in the surface layer and in layer below the thermocline. The phytoplankton biomass, chlorophyll a and primary production were measured in the surface layer (mixed layer or 10 m integrated samples).

OriginatorsEstonian Maritime Academy
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
AvailabilityUnknown
ContactU. Lips
Address

Estonian Maritime Academy
Mustakivi 25
Tallinn

13912
Estonia

Telephone+372 6135502
Facsimile+372 6460353
Emailurmas.lips@emara.ee
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
Local identifier48003001
Global identifier1143
Last revised2009-02-05