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Data set name

Coastal Hydrometeorological Observations in the Southeastern Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1992-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Lithuanian coastal zone in the Southeastern Baltic Sea; Kurshiu Marios Lagoon

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level; Air temperature; Wind strength and direction; Wave height estimates; Salinity of the water column; Temperature variation in the water column

Instruments

Anemometers; meteorological packages; sea level recorders; water temperature sensor; salinity sensor; observers

Description 
Summary

The coastal hydrometeorological observation net consists of 8 nearshore stationary posts: 3 of them are situated in the Southeastern Baltic Sea - Nida, Klaipeda, Palanga and 4 - in the Curonian Lagoon - Klaipeda Strait, Juodkrante, Vente, Nida and 1 is in Uostadvaris, which is situated in the mouth of the river Nemunas. Observations and measurements are performed 1-3 times a day. The water level is measured using a HM-3 gauge, marine recorders of Rordance type. The water temperature is measured using mercury thermometers TM-3.Water salinity - with salimeters AUTOSAL 8400 and HM-65. The air temperature is measured in a TM-1 meteorological cage with psychrometric thermometers TM-4. The speed of wind is observed with an anemorumbometer M-63, a wind indicator. Ice, visibility, wave parameters are observed visually.

OriginatorsDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
References

Dr. Juozas Dubra and Vytautas Dubra (1998) Sea water rise in the Klaipeda strait / The environmental status of the Baltic Sea and Kurshiu marios Lagoon, Virginija Cizauskiene; Dr. Juozas Dubra and Vytautas Dubra (1998) Calculation of the water change in the Lithuanian nearshore of the Baltic Sea / The environmental status of the Baltic Sea and Kurshiu Marios Lagoon (Articles in Lithuanian with English summaries), Virginija Cizauskiene; dr. I.Dailidiene, dr. A. Stankevicius (2008) The long-term water levels in the southeastern part of the Baltic Sea and in the Curonian Lagoon / Monograph: The Baltic Sea and its problems (Articles in Lithuanian with English summaries), N.Remeikaite, R. Nikzentaitiene; G. Ezerskis, V. Asmontas (2008) Water salinity in the northern part of the Curonian Lagoon and Baltic coastal zone / Monograph: The Baltic Sea and its problems (Articles in Lithuanian with English summaries), N. Remeikaite, R. Nikzentaitiene; G. Ezerskis, dr. A. Stankevicius (2008) Fluctuations of water level of the Baltic Sea near the coasts of Lithuania / Monograph: The Baltic Sea and its problems (Articles in Lithuanian with English summaries), N.Remeikaite, R.Nikzentaitiene

Availability 
OrganisationDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactAiste Kubiliute (Head of Data and Marine Environment Policy Dept.)
Address

Department of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Taikos Av. 26
Klaipeda

LT-91149
Lithuania

Telephone+370 46 41 04 56
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Emaila.kubiliute@jtc.am.lt
Administration 
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001028
Global identifier2110
Last revised2009-02-07