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Data set name

Water Temperature Data Set of the Curonian Lagoon

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1984-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Northern part of the Curonian Lagoon since 1993 (data set limits: 55 16 - 55 44N; 21 01 - 21 17E)

Observations 
Parameters

Temperature variation in the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Water temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

The aim of the research is to analyse thermal regime and its peculiarities in the Curonian Lagoon. Water temperature is an important hydrological characteristic, which have an impact to physical-chemical as well as to biological processes going in the Lagoon. In accordance with the national Curonian Lagoon monitoring programme water temperature investigations is carried every month in surface and bottom water layers. The research is carried out in the north part of the Lagoon which belongs to Lithuania by the expedition cutter 'Gintaras'. The data are fully quality controlled. Systematic certification of laboratories, participation in international intercalibrations, internal control, introduced managing system for research' quality determine quality of data. All data is stored in archive (written form) and the data from 1993 also is saved on hard disk.

OriginatorsDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
References

Iraida Prochorova (1998) Peculiarities of water temperature and chlorinity fluctuations in the Kurshiu Marios Lagoon (according to the seasonal hydrological surveys) / The environmental status of the Baltic Sea and Kurshiu Marios Lagoon, Virginija Cizauskiene

Availability 
OrganisationDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactOvidijus Stulpinas (Head of Hydrology Department)
Address

Department of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Taikos Av. 26
Klaipeda

LT-91149
Lithuania

Telephone+370 46 41 04 26
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Emailo.stulpinas@jtc.am.lt
Administration 
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001043
Global identifier2126
Last revised2009-01-28