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Data set name

BASIS - A Data Bank for the Baltic Sea Ice and Sea Surface Temperatures (1963-1980)

Data holding centreFinnish Meteorological Institute
CountryFinland  Finland
Time period1963-1980
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The Baltic Sea, Kattegat, Skagerrak and Lake Vaenern

Observations 
Parameters

Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Instruments

Observers

Description 
Summary

The data bank contains digital information on ice conditions in the Baltic Sea, Kattegat, Skagerrak and Lake Vaenern through the ice seasons 1963/1964 - 1979/1980. The data are given in a geographical grid. The size of each grid cell is 30 min. along parallels and 15 min. along meridians, which gives a square of ca. 28x28 km at the latitude of 60 ° N. The temporal frequency is two ice charts per week which gives a total of ca. 60 charts for each season.

OriginatorsFinnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR)
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Availability 
OrganisationFinnish Meteorological Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
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 identifier19001011
Global identifier2048
Last revised2009-11-24