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Data set name

Archive of oceanographic measurements from the Baltic Sea (1957-77)

Data holding centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
CountryPoland  Poland
Time periodFrom 1957 to 1977
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Baltic Proper, Danish Straits, Gulf of Finland

Observations 
Parameters

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Wave height estimates; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Ocean colour and earth-leaving visible waveband spectral radiation; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Secchi disk depth; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current meters; bathythermographs; titrators; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

The archive consists of data collected during oceanographic cruises of the Institute. Until the end of 1958, data were collected covering only sea water temperature, sea water salinity and current measurements. Since 1959, chemical data have also been collected. Assuming that the set of values of different parameters collected at one depth and time forms a so called 'record', then the number of records in every year (consisting of at least the value of sea water temperature) is as follows:

     year   no. of
            records
     1957     279
     1958    1293
     1959    1825
     1960    3058
     1961    3599
     1962    2442
     1963    2441
     1964    5497
     1965    2076
     1966    2055
     1967    2110
     1968    1156
     1969    2628
     1970     897
     1971    1150
     1972    2854
     1973    2797
     1974    4477
     1975    2965
     1976    4201
     1977    1518

The total number of records is 51,318. This does not include measurements carried out within the Polish internal waters zone. The data are stored as a handwritten archive consisting of separate volumes of all the data for each cruise. Since the sixties, the data are stored in tabular form on ICES Hydro Master Cards (Code 01, 03), including chemistry. There is a catalogue of the range of measurements for each cruise, so detailed information on each cruise is available. Some data are stored in the ICES database, although a comparison should be made to find differences between the paper archive and ICES data sets. It has to be stressed that not all data were sent to ICES.

OriginatorsInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactMr. Wlodzimierz Krzyminski (Head of the Department of Oceanography)
Address

Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Waszyngtona 42
Gdynia
Pomorskie
81-342
Poland

Telephone+48 58 6288131
Facsimile+48-58-62-88-163
Emailwlodzimierz.krzyminski@imgw.pl
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21003004
Global identifier1623
Last revised2009-01-07