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Cyanobacterial blooms in the Gulf of Finland 1996

Data holding centreFinnish Environment Institute
CountryFinland  Finland
Time period15.-27.7.1996
Geographical area

Meso-scale surveys: area restricted by latitude 22° 15 min - 22° 45 min E and latitude 59° 15 min - 59° 25 min N. Anchor station at 59° 17 min N, 22° 33 min E.


Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Wind strength and direction; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Primary production in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Density of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Turbulence in the water column


Fluorometers; current profilers; CTD; CTD undulators; discrete water samplers; autoanalysers; liquid scintillation counters; microstructure sensors; current meters


The cruise started with a pilot study over a grid of 12 stations (45x25 km) on 15-16 July. On 17-26 July an intensive study was carried out. It consisted of nine night-time mesoscale towed CTD/fluorometer and flow-through surveys and 10 daytime intensive biological-chemical samplings at an anchor station. During the mesoscale surveys, salinity, temperature and fluorescence were measured and samples for nutrient and phytoplankton analyses were taken from the depth of ca. 5 m with a flow-through system. At the anchor stations measurements/samplings of turbulence, CTD, fluorescence, nutrients, phytoplankton, nitrogen fixation and primary production were made. Special attention was paid on the phytoplankton spatial and temporal variability under a complex hydrodynamical influence (downwelling, anticyclonic eddy, jet). On 26 July a cross front section of 8 stations (CTD and turbulence) was performed.

OriginatorsEstonian Marine Institute
Finnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR)
Joint Research Centre (JRC)
OrganisationFinnish Environment Institute
ContactKaisa Kononen (executive director)

Baltic Organisations Network for Funding Science EEIG (BONUS)
Hämeentie 33


Telephone+358 40 581 1189
Collating centreFinnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR)
Local identifier19001040
Global identifier2066
Last revised2009-11-24