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Slow changes noted in temperature, salinity and acidity of the Gulf of Finland

Slow changes noted in temperature, salinity and acidity of the Gulf of Finland

The salinity of surface water in the Gulf of Finland in winter has declined slowly over the past 36 years. In western parts of the Gulf of Finland the pH value has also gone down, which means that the acidity of the water has increased. At the same time higher winter temperatures were recorded in central parts of the Gulf of Finland.

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Researcher Heidi Pettersson, tel. +358 29 5396246, heidi.pettersson(at)fmi.fi

Researcher Pekka Alenius, tel. +358 29 5396439, pekka.alenius(at)fmi.fi

Almén , A-K, Glippa O., Pettersson, H., Alenius, P. and Engström-Öst, J.: Changes in wintertime pH and hydrography of the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea) with focus on depth layers. Environmental Monitoring and Assessement 189:147. DOI 10.1007/s10661-017-5840-7, 2017.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-017-5840-7


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