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Data set name

Oceanographic data from the ICES Patchiness Experiment (PEX) in 1986 in the southern Baltic Sea

Data holding centreInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodFrom March to April 1986
OngoingNo
Geographical area

60 mile x 30 mile grid in Southern Baltic Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

PEX was an intensive multi-ship exercise designed to elucidate and quantify small-scale structures in the Baltic Sea. Scientific objectives included investigating the role of physical, chemical and biological interactions in determining ecological stability, as well as providing a statistical basis for assessing the significance of environmental data collected for monitoring purposes. PEX was a regimented exercise with research ships working stations along one line of an 11x6 grid. Two sizes of grids were employed, the larger one being called the eddy grid, the smaller one the slope grid. Within this grid, 4 ships anchored and worked hourly stations during the period of the expedition. In addition current meters were deployed from 11 moorings strategically placed within the eddy grid. Fifteen Research Ships from 6 countries (Finland, USSR, Poland, East Germany, West Germany, Sweden) contributed 1600 stations and 33 current meter time series to PEX. Full details of shipborne observations, including information about the data held in this data set and elsewhere, is contained in the PC-based ICES ROSCOP database. The ROSCOP database can also be interrogated on-line via a web-interface.

OriginatorsInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Data web sitehttp://ocean.ices.dk/HydChem/HydChem.aspx?plot=yes
Availability 
OrganisationInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
AvailabilityLicence
ContactNot supplied (General Secretary)
Address

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
H. C. Andersens Boulevard 44-46
Copenhagen V

DK-1553
Denmark

Telephone0045 3338 6700
Facsimile+45 3393 4215
Emailinfo@ices.dk
Administration 
Collating centreInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Local identifier7001009
Global identifier1428
Last revised2009-02-09