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General
Data set name

Swedish Sea Level data

Data holding centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
CountrySweden  Sweden
Time period1886 - ongoing
OngoingYes
Geographical area

The Baltic Proper, the Sound, the Kattegat, the Skagerrak

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level

Description 
Summary

Sea level measurements initially started around 1774, to investigate why the sea water disappeared. At present, sea level is recorded from 34 stations in all seas surrounding Sweden. Once every hour the data are evaluated and one value is stored. The data is manually controlled. The benchmarks are controlled once a year. The purpose of collecting sea level data is to provide a basis for forecasting, mathematical modelling (forcing), statistics, planning and validation of models. In the future there is a need for assimilation of the model High Resolution Oceanographic Model for the Baltic Sea (HIROMB).

OriginatorsSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
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 83 00
Facsimile+46-(0)11-495 80 01
Emailobs-drift@smhi.se
Administration 
Collating centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Local identifier18001037
Global identifier46
Last revised2015-08-26