Oceanographic data from the ICES Skagerrak experiments (SKAGEX) in 1990 - 1991

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Data holding centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
CountrySweden  Sweden
Time period1990 to 1991 (4 periods)
Geographical area

Skagerrak and Kattegat


Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; 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); Secchi disk depth; Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Dissolved total or organic phosphorus concentration in the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Biological detritus in the water column suspended particulate material; Temperature of the water column


SKAGEX was conducted in 4 phases, the initial in May-June 1990 being the most extensive in terms of resources. It was designed to determine fluxes through the Skagerrak and addressed fundamental physical, chemical and biological issues in order to enhance scientific understanding of this area, which is particularly sensitive to happenings elsewhere in the North Sea. The full data set extends to some 2500 oceanographic stations, most of which were worked along pre-planned sections. 6 countries took part, namely Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Poland and USSR, with a total of 17 research vessels.

OriginatorsSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Data web site
OrganisationSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
ContactOrjan Back (Shark data manager)

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Last revised2017-09-26