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 6-7, 2021

The surface water, which had been warmer than normal during the autumn and winter, had now cooled down considerably, especially in the Skagerrak and the Kattegat. There the temperature varied between 0.6–3.4 degrees, at most stations there the temperature was below normal in the surface water. …

 
Type: Report
Author: Lena Viktorsson
Published: Feb, 2021
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 1-2, 2021

Surface temperatures in January were above normal in the Baltic Proper and varied from 3.4 in the Kattegat to 6.8 in the Baltic Proper. In the Sound, the Kattegat and the Skagerrak the pycnocline was located from 5-25 m, whereas the surface water was well mixed down to 40-70 m in the Baltic Sea.

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Type: Report
Author: Anna-Kerstin Thell
Published: Feb, 2021
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 49-50, 2020

During the expedition, which is part of the Swedish national marine monitoring programme, the Skagerrak, the Kattegat, the Sound, the Baltic Proper and the Gulf of Bothnia was visited. The weather was overcast with moderate to fresh southerly winds in the Gulf of Bothnia and moderate to light winds …

 
Type: Report
Author: Örjan Bäck, Lena Viktorsson
Published: Dec, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 46-47, 2020

The surface water (0–10 m) had only become slightly colder since October and was warmer than normal at almost all stations, the temperature was 10–12 degrees. The salinity of the surface water in the Baltic Proper was still above normal for the season and varied between 6.6–8.5 psu. In the Kattegat …

 
Type: Report
Author: Karin Wesslander
Published: Nov, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 42, 2020

The surface water (0–10 m) had cooled down by 3–4 degrees since September and the temperature was now 12–13°C, which is normal for the month. The salinity in the surface water in the Baltic Proper was still above normal for the season and varied between 7-8 psu. In the Skagerrak and the Kattegat, …

 
Type: Report
Author: Lena Viktorsson
Published: Oct, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 37, 2020

The surface water (0-10 m) in the northern parts of the Baltic Proper had for the season normal temperature. But in the Arkona Basin, the Bornholm Basin and the Bight of Hanö the sea surface temperature was above normal. In the Kattegat and the Skagerrak there were mostly normal sea surface …

 
Type: Report
Author: Johan Kronsell
Published: Oct, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea vecka 35-36, 2020

SMHI performed an oxygen survey within SLU-Aqua’s cruise; the International Bottom Trawl Survey, that covers the Skagerrak and the Kattegat. SMHI joined the cruise to perform CTD measurements in connection to each trawl and to take water samples for the annual oxygen survey. Samples for nutrients …

 
Type: Report
Author: Martin Hansson
Published: Sep, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 33, 2020

The surface water was, unlike in June, warmer than normal at most stations in the Baltic Proper, but mostly normal in the Kattegat and the Skagerrak. The surface water temperature varied between 18-21 degrees, of which the highest temperatures were measured in the Baltic Proper. The salinity of the …

 
Type: Report
Author: Lena Viktorsson
Published: Sep, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 28, 2020

The surface water temperature varied between 12.5-17.3 °C, which is lower than normal for the season. The salinity in the surface in the Baltic Proper was above normal at all stations visited.   Dissolved inorganic nitrogen in the surface water was below detection limit from the surface …

 
Type: Report
Author: Anna-Kerstin Thell
Published: Jul, 2020
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 23, 2020

The surface water temperature varied between 10-16 °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 salinity in the Baltic Proper was …

 
Type: Report
Author: Karin Wesslander
Published: Jun, 2020
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