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Dataset of cruise meteorological information for the Gulf of Riga

Data holding centreLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
CountryLatvia  Latvia
Time period1973-2007 station coordinates, 1980-2007 station depths, meteo, light attenuation/transparency (Secchi disc), 1992-2007 visibility
Geographical area

Baltic sea, Gulf of Riga, Daugava river estuary


Vertical spatial coordinates; Horizontal spatial co-ordinates; Atmospheric visibility and transparency; Date and time; Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud type; Wind strength and direction; Wave direction; Moored instrument depth; Secchi disk depth; Metadata parameters


Anemometers; observers


Marine monitoring in the Gulf of Riga has been carried out from 1973 to 2007, with background cruise meteorological and other supporting information: coordinates, depth, wind speed and direction, wave high and type, visibility, air temperature, atmospheric pressure, cloudiness, type of clouds, light attenuation/transparency (Secchi disc) and colour. Observations were done using research vessels 'Zvezda Baltiki', 'Vejas', 'Geofizikis' up to 1994, 'Antonija' from 1995- 2005, since 2005 ships of Latvian Naval Forces. Database covers Gulf of Riga and Latvia's coastal part of Baltic Sea. Data are starting from 1973 and from once a year per station till 20 times a year per station. Since 2005 observation rate was reduced to 7 times a year for intensive stations and 4 times a year for seasonal stations.

OriginatorsLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Data web site
OrganisationLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDagnija Fedorovica (Assistant)

Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Voleru str.4


Telephone+371 67614840
Facsimile+371 67601995
Collating centreLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Local identifier43001008
Global identifier1457
Last revised2009-01-30