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Data set name

Physical characteristics of sea ice - Gdansk Bay, Poland (1979- 80)

Data holding centreUniversity of Gdansk, Institute of Oceanography (IO UG)
CountryPoland  Poland
Time periodFrom 1979 to 1980 (winter only)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Western part of Gdansk Bay

Observations 
Parameters

Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Description 
Summary

The measurements were part of a Ph.D thesis entitled 'Evolution of the TS structure under ice cover in shallow Baltic Bay'. The 152 samples of ice were taken from 3 layers 0-10 cm, 10-20 cm, 20-30 cm. The ice salinity was measured using a conductivity salinometer. The salinity was measured after the ice had been melted. Ice density and porosity were calculated from the Schwerdtfeger formula by determining ice density using hydrostatic balance by weighing ice in air and hexane. The data set contains average, minimum, maximum and standard deviation values for salinity (for each layer), density and porosity.

OriginatorsUniversity of Gdansk, Institute of Oceanography (IO UG)
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Gdansk, Institute of Oceanography (IO UG)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr. Jacek Urbanski (Contact Point)
Address

University of Gdansk, Institute of Oceanography (IO UG)
Al. Marszalka Pilsudskiego 46
Gdynia
Pomorskie
81-378
Poland

Telephone+48 58 5236885
Facsimile+48-58 523 66 78; +48-58 523 55 31
Emailoceju@univ.gda.pl
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21001001
Global identifier1597
Last revised2009-01-19