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Data set name

IO-PAS SKAGEX hydrological data set (1990-91)

Data holding centreInstitute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
CountryPoland  Poland
Time period1990 (24 May to 07 June); 1991 (08 to 17 May)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The data set comprises measurements (depth, temperature, conductivity, salinity) at several stations in the Skagerrak and the Baltic Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

The idea of SKAGEX came from ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea). The Skagerrak between the Kattegat and the North Sea can be regarded as a transitional area. The anticlockwise water circulation in the North Sea takes a turn into the Skagerrak before leaving the North Sea. The Skagerrak also receives large quantities of water, mainly surface water, from the Baltic via the Kattegat. The objectives of the experiment were: - to identify and quantify the various water masses that enter and leave the Skagerrak area, and their variations over time; - to investigate the mechanisms that drive the circulation in the area, and its links with biological processes; - to investigate the pathways of contaminants through the Skagerrak. The data set comprises measurements (depth, temperature, conductivity, salinity) at several stations in the Skagerrak and the Baltic Sea and includes: 1990 - 78 stations in the Skagerrak; 1991 - 41 stations in the Skagerrak, 20 stations in the Baltic Sea.

OriginatorsInstitute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactMarcin Wichorowski (Head of the Computer Centre and Data Bank)
Address

Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
Powstancow Warszawy 55
Sopot
Pomorskie
81-712
Poland

Telephone+48 58 5517281
Facsimile+48 58 551 21 30
Emailwichor@iopan.gda.pl
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21009005
Global identifier1685
Last revised2009-01-08