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Data set name

Water Transparency Data Set of the Curonian Lagoon

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1984-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Northern part of the Curonian Lagoon since 1993 (data set limits: 55 16 - 55 44N; 21 01 - 21 17E)

Observations 
Parameters

Secchi disk depth

Instruments

Transmissometers

Description 
Summary

The aim of the research is to analyse transparency and its peculiarities in the different parts of the Curonian Lagoon. Transparency in the Lagoon is predetermined by bottom sediment uplifted to the water, organic material which flows with river Nemunas and intensive water blooming caused by plankton development. In accordance with the national Curonian Lagoon monitoring programme investigations of currents are carried every month. The research is carried out in the north part of the Lagoon which belongs to Lithuania by the expedition cutter 'Gintaras'. The data are fully quality controlled. Systematic certification of laboratories, participation in international intercalibrations, internal control, introduced managing system for research' quality determine quality of data. All data is stored in archive (written form) and the data from 1984 also 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
ContactOvidijus Stulpinas (Head of Hydrology Department)
Address

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

LT-91149
Lithuania

Telephone+370 46 41 04 26
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Emailo.stulpinas@jtc.am.lt
Administration 
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001045
Global identifier2128
Last revised2009-02-07