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Data set name

Shipborne ADCP data from the southern Baltic Sea (1994-onwards)

Data holding centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
CountryPoland  Poland
Time periodFrom February 1994 onwards, (latest data from 2007)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Southern Baltic Sea - areas with depth greater than 25 metres. Since 2001 whole area of Polish economical zone of the Baltic Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Skin temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current profilers

Description 
Summary

The aim of the projects was to develop and implement modern measurement methods within routine oceanographic observations, as well as to study circulation phenomena in the Baltic Sea. Since February 1994, some ADCP measurements have been carried out at different depths during the research cruises of R/V Baltica in February, April, September and November of 1994 and in February, August and September of 1995 using Furuno Current Indicator. During measurement periods 1 minute average values of current speed and direction were recorded every 15 seconds along horizontal profiles as well as at anchor stations, together with every second geographical position of the ship. Since the deployment of brand new RDI BB ADCP in 1998 new data has been collected during routine cruises of IMWM. The data are collected both in the deep water as well as in the shallow area zones. These are 150 meters averages in the layers 2.5 to 10 meters thickness of current speed and direction. The current data are referenced to the sea bottom, while for the cruise track control the DGPS data are combined with the ADCP ones into one file, separate for each measuring campaign. The data are stored on magnetic media as raw data (originally recorded and averaged) in separate binary (RDI's) and ASCII files consisting of geographical positions and current speed and direction. This database has been developed for scientific purposes. The results have been quality checked against other current measurements during one of POLRODEX experiments.

OriginatorsInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Data web sitehttp://baltyk.imgw.gdynia.pl
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
AvailabilityBy negotiation; moratorium
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 identifier21003007
Global identifier1626
Last revised2009-01-07