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Data set name

Sea ice, snow and snow ice thickness at Finnish ice observation stations

Data holding centreFinnish Meteorological Institute
CountryFinland  Finland
ProjectFinnish Ice Service regular data
Time periodFirst data series start 1880s and mostly in 1920s.
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Gulf of Bothnia, Archipelago Sea, Gulf of Finland

Observations 
Parameters

Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Instruments

Snow and ice samplers; observers

Description 
Summary

Distributed along the Finnish coast, the ice and snow thickness measurements at the 20-100 observation stations have been done on daily or weekly basis. Today reported parameters are black ice thickness, snow ice thickness, and snow thickness from about 20 stations. The data series start partly in 1880s and mostly in 1920s.

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 identifier19001048
Global identifier2073
Last revised2009-11-23