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 28, 2021

The warm weather during June and July increased the surface water temperature in all sea areas. All sea areas, except the Skagerrak, had higher temperatures than normal. Salinity remained higher than normal in the eastern part of the Baltic Proper and in parts of its deep water.

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Type: Report
Author: Martin Hansson
Published: Jul, 2021
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 20, 2021

Warming of the surface water (0-10m) at all sea basins continued in May. At several stations, the increase was about 5 ℃ compared with previous month. The salinity of the surface water at the outer stations in the Skagerrak were slightly above normal. In the Kattegat, which had salinity above …

 
Type: Report
Author: Johan Kronsell
Published: Jun, 2021
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 15, 2021

During the cruise, which is part of the Swedish national marine monitoring programme, the Skagerrak, the Kattegat, the Sound and the Baltic Proper were visited.

The surface temperature increased in all monitored basins in April. In the Kattegat the temperature increased the most by 2℃ since the …

 
Type: Report
Author: Martin Hansson
Published: Apr, 2021
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 11, 2021

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. During the first part of the survey the winds were mostly from the north, and the air temperature was 0-2℃, but the wind direction …

 
Type: Report
Author: Johan Kronsell
Published: Apr, 2021
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Cruise report from R/V Svea week 3-5, 2021

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 at 11 stations where complete hydrography were sampled, and 10 stations with only CTD. In the Kattegat area 14 …

 
Type: Report
Author: Johan Kronsell
Published: Mar, 2021
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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.

Th …

 
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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