Metadata for 'ALKOR 2001 - RV Alkor cruises to the central Baltic Sea 2001'


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ALKOR 2001 - RV Alkor cruises to the central Baltic Sea 2001
UNI_HH_MI_fielddata (Field Data of the Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg)
The field experiments ALKOR 2000 (consisting of three cruises: ALKOR 4/2000, 6/2000, 10/2000) and ALKOR 2001 (4/2001, 6/2001, 10/2001) took place in the central Baltic Sea. The six cruises of the German Research Vessel Alkor with duration of about seven days each led to a point of the Baltic Sea which is most remote from the adjacent lands and additionally a grid point of regional climate model REMO. The ALKOR experiments as well as BASIS 1998 and BASIS 2001 are part of the research compound BALTIMOS (BALTic sea Integrated MOdel System). BALTIMOS in turn is part of the Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX).

The overall objective of all eight field experiments (ALKOR and BASIS) was to collect a comprehensive data set suited to validate the coupled model system BALTIMOS for the Baltic Sea region. The observations mainly focus on:

- the atmospheric boundary layer structure and processes and the air-sea-ice interaction over areas with inhomogeneous sea ice cover

- the atmospheric boundary layer structure over open water under different synoptic conditions such as cold-air advection, warm-air advection or frontal passages.

In addition to the published datasets several other measurements were performed during the experiment. Corresonding datasets will be published in the near future and are available on request.
Details about all used platforms and sensors and all performed measurements are listed in the fieldreport.
The following datasets are available on request: ground data at RV Alkor
Dr. Gerd Müller (
baltic sea, observational data, radiosonde, ship
Baltic Sea: Longitude 10 to 30 Latitude 53 to 66
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 18.67 Latitude 56.02
Temporal Coverage
2001-04-02 to 2001-11-07 (calendrical)
Use constraints
For scientific use only
22.95 MiB (24064000 Byte)
completely archived
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Brümmer, Burghard; Müller, Gerd; Wetzel, Christian (2012). ALKOR 2001 - Three RV Alkor cruises to the central Baltic Sea 2001: radiosoundings at the research vessel Alkor. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/UNI_HH_MI_ALKOR2001

[Entry acronym: UNI_HH_MI_ALKOR2001] [Entry id: 2250974]