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Data set name

Data Set of Active Water Reaction (pH) of the Curonian Lagoon

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1962 -
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Whole Curonian Lagoon in the southeast Baltic Sea during the period 1962-1992 (data set limits: 54 54 - 55 44N; 20 37 - 21 16E); Northern Curonian Lagoon in the Southeast Baltic Sea since 1993 (data set limits: 55 16 - 55 44N; 21 01 - 21 17E)

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column

Instruments

CTD; discrete water samplers; pH sensors

Description 
Summary

The aim of the research is to evaluate active water reaction pH (acid or alkaline) of different regions of the Curonian Lagoon. Biological and biochemical processes occurring in water body, development of water plants, migration forms of chemical elements depends on water pH. In accordance with the national Curonian Lagoon monitoring programme, pH investigations from 1962 to 1979 were carried out three times a year, since 1980 - every month according to HELCOM methods at surface and bottom water layers. From 1962 to 1992 the investigations of pH were carried out in the whole Curonian Lagoon, since 1993 - in the north part of the water body which belongs to the Lithuania during the complex research expeditions by the cutter 'Gintaras'. The data are fully quality controlled. Systematic certification of laboratories, participation in an international intercalibrations, internal control, introduced managing system for researches' quality, use of high quality reagents determine quality of data. All data is stored in archive (in table forms on paper) and is saved on hard disk.

OriginatorsDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Availability 
OrganisationDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactAldona Jasinskaite (Head of Hydrochemistry Department)
Address

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

LT-91149
Lithuania

Telephone+370 46 380 479
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Emaila.jasinskaite@jtc.am.lt
Administration 
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001039
Global identifier2122
Last revised2009-02-12