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Data set name

Black Sea climatological data sets

Data holding centreNational Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
CountryBulgaria  Bulgaria
Time period1991 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

The data include the whole Black Sea Region

Observations 
Parameters

Precipitation and evaporation; Heat fluxes between the water column and the atmosphere; Temperature of the water column; Wind stress and shear; Salinity of the water column

Description 
Summary

The Black Sea climatological data have been prepared using almost all available data sources together with some model simulations. The grid is 1/9 deg.(zonal) x 1/12 deg.(meridional) degree - 133 x 76 grid points for 12 months. Start point (1,1) has coordinates 27.38E, 40.45N

OriginatorsNational Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
References

Staneva J, Stanev E.V (1998) Oceanic response to atmospheric forcing derived from different climatic datasets. Intercomparison study for the Black Sea., Oceanol.Acta 21, 393-417; Staneva J, Stanev E.V (2002) Water mass formation in the Black Sea during 1991-1995. , J.Mar.Sys, 32, 199-218

Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence
ContactKiril Slavov (Data manager)
Address

National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
66 Tsarigradsko schausse
Sofia

1784
Bulgaria

Telephone+359 2 4624611
Facsimile+359 2 9880380
Emailkiril.slavov@meteo.bg
Administration 
Collating centreBulgarian National Oceanographic Data Centre(BGODC), Institute of Oceanology
Local identifierBLACKSEACLIMATE_1991
Global identifier5404
Last revised2011-03-21