The Kara Sea LME - oceanographic database



The Kara Sea LME oceanographic database contains 38 445 stations covering the period of 1870 to 2013 (Figure 1).


Distribution of stations over the Kara Sea area
Figure 1 - Distribution of stations over the Kara Sea area (1870-2013)

The distribution of stations by years and months is presented in Figure 2.

Distribution of stations by months and years in the Kara Sea database
Figure 2 - Distribution of stations by months (A) and years (B) in the Kara Sea database (1970-2013)

Tables and charts of station distribution for every month of each year for the considered period are in the section Inventory and archive data


Comparing to the previous versions of the Climatic Atlas of the Arctic Seas (Matishov et al., 2004), the database has been expanded with the addition of 516 stations created after 2000 (Figure 3).

Stations in the Kara Sea database, made in 2001-2013
Figure 3 - Stations in the Kara Sea database, made in 2001-2013


The Kara Sea database covers the following parameters (Table 1):


Table 1 - List of indices included in the Kara Sea database
ParameterUnits of measurementNumber of measurements
NameCodeNameCode
TemperatureTEMPDegree CelsiusС344 632
PressurePRESSDecibarDBAR100 482
ConductivityCONDSiemens/mSIEMENS/M1 627
SalinitySALUnits of practical scale of salinityPSS306 184
хлорностьCLпромиллеPPT28
Absolute content of dissolved oxygenOXYMl/l, Mg/lML/L, MG/L52 916
рНPH--28 237
AlkalinityALKMilligram-equivalent/lMEQ/L15 224
NitratesNO3Micromole/lUMOL/L4 517
PhosphatesPO4Micromole/lUMOL/L17 603
SilicatesSIO4Micromole/lUMOL/L26 852
Chlorophyll аCHL AMkg/lUG/L52