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Data set name

Gulf of Riga (Hydrography I) 1993-1996

Data holding centreMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
CountryEstonia  Estonia
Time period5 May 1993 to 14 October 1996
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The Suur Strait and the Väinameri basin

Observations 
Parameters

Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output; Transport in the water column

Instruments

Current meters; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

The general aim of the Gulf of Riga Project was to clarify the state of the Gulf of Riga ecosystem. The sub-sub-project Hydrography I had to clarify the mechanisms governing the water exchange between the Gulf and Baltic Proper through the northern outlet - the Suur Strait and the Väinameri basin. The main attention was paid to the data acquisition (measurement of traditional hydrographic parameters and current velocity), data treatment, estimation of water exchange between the Gulf and the adjacent regions of the sea, research of the thermohaline structure. Altogether during 14 expeditions in years 1993-1996 the temperature, salinity and current velocity measurements covered about 600 days in the Suur Strait.

OriginatorsEstonian Marine Institute
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
AvailabilityUnknown
ContactÜ.Suursaar
Address

Estonian Marine Institute
Mäealuse 14
Tallinn

12618
Estonia

Telephone+372 626 7401
Facsimile+372 6718900
Emailys@sea.ee
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
Local identifier48002001
Global identifier1142
Last revised2009-02-05