Cruise reports from the marine monitoring

Reports from SMHI's regular marine monitoring programme. Data presented in the reports have been subject to preliminary quality control procedures only.

Cruise report from R/V Svea week 19-20, 2020

The surface water temperature varied between 6-10 °C, which is normal for the season. At most stations in the Baltic Proper, the temperature in the entire depth profile was above normal. The cooling that normally occurs during winter was 2019/2020 very weak. The surface water had now started to …

 
Type: Report
Author: Martin Hansson
Published: Jun, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 16, 2020

Sea surface temperatures were above normal at all stations sampled in the Baltic Proper, and normal in the Sound, the Kattegat and the Skagerrak. The temperature varied from slightly below 5°C in the northern Baltic Proper up to 7.2°C in the Sound. In the Baltic Proper and the Sound the sea surface …

 
Type: Report
Author: Johan Kronsell
Published: May, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea vecka 11-12, 2020

The surface water temperature was well above normal and ranged between 4 - 6°C which is about 2-3°C above normal for the season. The deep waters in the Baltic Proper were also warmer than normal. In the Baltic Proper, the salinity was higher than usual. The concentrations of dissolved inorganic …

 
Type: Report
Author: Martin Hansson
Published: Mar, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 4-6, 2020

The expedition was included within SLU:s International Bottom Trawl Survey and covered the Skagerrak and the Kattegat.

Mapping of winter nutrient conditions was performed in the Skagerrak and 10 stations with complete hydrography were sampled. In the Kattegat area 16 stations were sampled with ctd …

 
Type: Report
Author: Anna-Kerstin Thell
Published: Mar, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 6-7, 2020

During the expedition, which is part of the Swedish national marine monitoring programme, the Skagerrak, the Kattegat, the Sound and the Baltic Proper were visited. Extra stations were sampled in the Baltic Proper for winter nutrient mapping. The winds were very hard during parts of the cruise and …

 
Type: Report
Author: Lena Viktorsson
Published: Mar, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 49-50, 2019

Surface water temperature had dropped further since last month. The warmest surface water was found in the Skagerrak and the Baltic Proper Sea with 8°C and coldest water was found in the Gulf of Bothnia with around 2 °C. The levels of nutrients in the surface water (0-10 m) had generally increased …

 
Type: Report
Author: Martin Hansson
Published: Jan, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 2-3, 2020

The surface temperature in January was above normal at all stations and varied between 7.5°C in the Skagerak and 5.4°C in the Baltic Proper. At the west coast, the pycnocline was observed at 15 – 20 meters and in the Baltic Proper the surface water was well mixed down to 25 – 70 meters, shallowest …

 
Type: Report
Author: Karin Wesslander
Published: Jan, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Dana week 34-35, 2019

The expedition was included within SLU:s International Bottom Trawl Survey and covered the Skagerrak and the Kattegat. Four of SMHIs standard stations, Släggö, Anholt E, Fladen and P2, were visited during the expedition. The first and the last station each day were sampled at standard depth for …

 
Type: Report
Author: Johan Kronsell
Published: Dec, 2019
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Cruise report from R/V Aranda week 45-46, 2019

The surface temperature was normal for the season and varied between 8-11° C. At the west coast a pycnocline was observed at 10-20 meters and in the Baltic Proper the surface water was well mixed down to 30-40 meters. 
 
The levels of nutrients in the surface water (0-10 m) were low but …

 
Type: Report
Author: Karin Wesslander
Published: Nov, 2019
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Cruise report from R/V Aranda week 42, 2019

The surface temperature was normal for the season and varied between 10-14 ° C, much colder than in the previous expedition in September. A thermocline still existed in the Baltic Sea at about 30 m depth, about 15 m depth in the Kattegat and in the Skagerrack almost no thermocline was left. The …

 
Type: Report
Author: Lena Viktorsson
Published: Oct, 2019
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