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General
Data set name

Baltic Environmental Database, known as BED

Data holding centreStockholm University, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
CountrySweden  Sweden
Time period04.04.1900 to 30.12.2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The Baltic Sea (53 to 66 deg. N; 10 to 30 deg. E)

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of nitrogen species in the atmosphere; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters 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

Description 
Summary

The basic idea has been to make available data set on the conditions in the Baltic Sea and on forcing functions so that budget and models of the physics and biogeochemical cycles of organic matter and nutrients can be developed. This is being physically implemented by the Marine Ecosystem Modeling Group at the Department of Systems Ecology at the Stockholm University. The objective is to have a database that makes practical to perform calculations of total amounts of nutrients, nutrient budgets and trend analysis. The database includes hydrographical and chemical and meteorological measurements in the Baltic Sea that were performed by different research groups in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. The data have been quality controlled.

OriginatorsStockholm University, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
References

Wulff & Rahm (1990) Large-scale Environmental Effects and Ecological Processes in the Baltic Sea',

Data web sitehttp://data.ecology.su.se/models/bed.htm
Availability 
OrganisationStockholm University, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
AvailabilityBy negotiation; unrestricted
ContactFredrik Wulff (Professor and Head of Department)
Address

Stockholm University, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
Svante Arrhenius Väg 21 A Frescati Backe
Stockholm

SE-106 91
Sweden

Telephone+46-(0)8-164250
Facsimile+46 (0)8-15 84 17
Emailfred@system.ecology.su.se
Administration 
Collating centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Local identifier18012001
Global identifier98
Last revised2009-03-17