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 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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Cruise report from R/V Aranda week 37-38, 2019

The surface temperature was normal for the season and varied between 14.5 - 17.5 ° C in the upper water mass. In the Baltic, there was a strong thermocline throughout the area, usually at about 30 meters depth with cold underlying water, in the Kattegat the temperature in the underlying water was …

 
Type: Report
Author: Örjan Bäck
Published: Oct, 2019
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Cruise report from R/V Aranda week 33-34, 2019

The surface temperature was normal for the season and varied between 17-19 °C. Windy weather had mixed the warmer surface water in Skagerrak down to 60 meters and the thermocline was partly broken or deeper. The thermocline was observed at 15-20 meters in the rest of the area.
 
The nutrient …

 
Type: Report
Author: Karin Wesslander
Published: Aug, 2019
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Cruise report from R/V Aranda week 29, 2019

During the expedition, which is part of the Swedish national marine monitoring program, Skagerrak, Kattegat, Öresund, the Baltic Proper, was visited. The weather was sunny and mostly calm. Several surface accumulations of cyanobacteria were observed in the Baltic Sea. During the expedition, live …

 
Type: Report
Author: Lena Viktorsson
Published: Jul, 2019
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Cruise report from R/V Aranda week 19-20, 2019

The sea surface temperature and salinity was normal in all sea areas, except the surface salinity that was above normal in parts of the Skagerrak, in the Eastern Gotland Basin and in the Hanö Bight. The deep water in parts of the Baltic Proper showed temperature and salinity above or high above …

 
Type: Report
Author: Martin Hansson
Published: Jul, 2019
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Cruise report from R/V Aranda week 24, 2019

The cruise in June, which is part of the Swedish national marine monitoring program, covered the Skagerrak, the Kattegat, the Sound and the Baltic Proper. The sea surface temperatures and salinities were normal in all sea areas. The spring bloom had consumed the majority of the nutrients in the …

 
Type: Report
Author: Anna-Kerstin Thell
Published: Jun, 2019
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