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Data set name

Oceanographic data from the BALTIC YEAR 1969-70

Data holding centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
CountrySweden  Sweden
Time period1969-1970
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The Baltic Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Wind strength and direction; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Primary production in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Dissolved total or organic phosphorus concentration in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic volume in water bodies; Stable isotope enrichment in the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column

Description 
Summary

The aim of the international programme was to increase the knowledge of the mechanism of the water exchange in the Baltic Deep Water and in particular to study the stagnation mechanism of the deep basins. Data were collected on 20 cruises at approximately 37 stations. The Baltic Year was subdivided into periods of 3 weeks length. During each of these periods one ship was responsible for the measuring programme. During the first week chemical-biological investigations were made at as many of the standard stations in the Baltic proper as possible. The second week repeated bathythermographic measurements were made every hour and hydrographic casts were made 8 times a day in The Gotland Deep (BY15). The third week was free for everybody to complete the international programme or to carry out any kind of special investigations.Participating countries: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Poland, FRG, GDR and USSR. The data has been quality controlled.

OriginatorsSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
References

Anon (1968) MEDDELANDE fran HAVSFISKELABORATORIET, LYSEKIL. The Baltic Year 1969-70 Program manual., Hydrografiska avdelningen, Goteborg no 87.

Data web sitehttp://www.smhi.se
Availability 
OrganisationSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPatrik Stromberg (Shark data manager)
Address

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Folkborgsvagen 1
Norrkoping

SE-601 76
Sweden

Telephone+46-31-751 89 75
Facsimile+46-(0)11-495 80 01
Emailshark@smhi.se
Administration 
Collating centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Local identifier18001004
Global identifier31
Last revised2015-08-25