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Data set name

Discharges Data Set of the Klaipeda Strait

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1960-1962; 1968 -1990; 1992-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Klaipeda Strait in the Curonian Lagoon (Southeastern Baltic Sea), data set limits: 55 39 - 55 44N; 21 06 - 21 09E)

Observations 
Parameters

Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)

Instruments

Current meters

Description 
Summary

The aim of the research is to evaluate currents, their directions and discharge of the Klaipeda Strait. This measurement is used to evaluate amount of pollutants from continent. Klaipeda Strait is a part of Curonian Lagoon and connects it with the Baltic Sea. Klaipeda Strait belongs to a heavily modified water body, there is located harbour of Klaipeda. Measurement of discharge is carried out in 4-7 months in a year (mostly without winter season) by the expedition cutter 'Gintaras'. Currents are measured by marine grinder in sections in two sites of the Klaipeda Strait. 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).

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 identifier33001046
Global identifier2129
Last revised2009-01-21