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General
Data set name

Swedish Sea Surface Temperature (SST) network

Data holding centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
CountrySweden  Sweden
Time period1973- (ongoing)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

The Baltic Sea and the Kattegat

Observations 
Parameters

Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output

Description 
Summary

Sea surface temperature measurements started in 1920 at a number of coastal stations. In the late 1950s, the net was expanded with two ferry lines. In 1972, the observation net was greatly expanded to include pilots, light-ships, voluntary observing ships and ships of opportunity. From 1973, charts covering the entire Baltic Sea, the Kattegat, the Skagerrak (to E09) and lake Vanern are published twice a week. The database contains temperature measurements from 1973 collected on 120 stations with different frequencies and periods.

OriginatorsSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
References

Anon (1974) Sea Surface Temperatures in Waters Surrounding Sweden., SMHI Series Meteorology and Climatology Nr RMK1

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 (0)11 495 80 00
Facsimile+46-(0)11-495 80 01
Emailobs-drift@smhi.se
Administration 
Collating centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Local identifier18001035
Global identifier44
Last revised2015-08-26