The Laptev Sea LME - oceanographic database



The Laptev Sea LME oceanographic database contains 6 570 stations covering the period of 1878 - 2009 (Figure 1).


Distribution of stations over the Laptev Sea area
Figure 1 - Distribution of stations over the Laptev Sea area (1878-2009)

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

Distribution of stations by months and years in the Laptev Sea database
Figure 2 - Distribution of stations by months (A) and years (B) in the Laptev Sea database (1878-2009)

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 was expanded to include 241 new stations created after 2000 (Figure 3).

Stations in the Laptev Sea database
Figure 3 - Stations in the Laptev Sea database, 2001-2009


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


Table 1 - List of indices included in the Laptev Sea database
ParameterUnits of measurementNumber of measurements
NameCodeNameCode
TemperatureTEMPDegree Celsius816 933
PressurePRESSDecibarDBAR465 541
ConductivityCONDSiemens/mSIEMENS/M50
SalinitySALUnits of practical scale of salinityPSS808 478
Absolute content of dissolved oxygenOXYMl/lML/L5 101
PH--4 030
AlkalinityALKMilligram-equivalent/lMEQ/L1 203
NitratesNO3Micromole/lUMOL/L1 917
PhosphatesPO4Micromole/lUMOL/L3 461
SilicatesSIO4Micromole/lUMOL/L3 723