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General
Data set name

The date of freezing and breakup of ice and the number of ice days in Finnish harbours

Data holding centreFinnish Meteorological Institute
CountryFinland  Finland
ProjectFinnish Ice Service regular data
Time periodFirst observation starting 1840s and mostly in 1915.
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Gulf of Bothnia, Åland Sea, Archipelago Sea, Gulf of Finland

Observations 
Parameters

Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Instruments

Observers

Description 
Summary

Dates of freezing and ice breakup along the Finnish sea areas from 234 points are starting partly in 1840s and mostly in 1915. Series include dates of first freezing, formation of permanent ice cover, end of permanent ice cover, total disappearance of ice, and number of real ice days.

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 identifier19001049
Global identifier2074
Last revised2009-11-23