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Data set name

Finnish Ice Charts, Ice Reports and Ice Reports in the Baltic Sea Ice Code (1919-)

Data holding centreFinnish Meteorological Institute
CountryFinland  Finland
ProjectFinnish Ice Service regular data
Time periodFrom 1919-present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

The Baltic Sea, Kattegat and Skagerrak

Observations 
Parameters

Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Instruments

Observers

Description 
Summary

This data set contains ice charts and reports made by the Finnish ice service since the establishment of FIMR in 1918. The charts were published between 1919-1950 once a week, 1950- 1992 five times a week and 1992-1996 seven times a week. Ice reports (plain language) in Finnish, Swedish and English during the ice season have been published daily starting in January 1919. Ice conditions off the Finnish harbours in special codes (vary over years, recent dates 1982) have been published since 1920. Hard copies per season 50-200 charts, ca. 130 reports and ca. 130 reports in Baltic Sea Ice Code. Since 1992 these have also been available in digital form.

OriginatorsFinnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR)
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Availability 
OrganisationFinnish Meteorological Institute
AvailabilityUnknown
ContactAri Seinä (head of group)
Address

Finnish Meteorological Institute
Erik Palmenin aukio P.O. Box 503
Helsinki

FI-00101
Finland

Telephone+358 9 19296440
Facsimile+3589179581
Emailari.seina@fmi.fi
Administration 
Collating centreFinnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR)
Local identifier19001010
Global identifier2047
Last revised2009-11-24