The Baltic Sea Basin on 1 April 2004, as seen from the SeaWiFS satellite (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, GeoEye).
BALTEX Science Plan 2003-2012 (pdf)
BALTEX Implementation Strategy 2003-2012 (pdf)
BALTEX Phase II Flyer (pdf)
BALTEX Phase II Revised Objectives (pdf)
News/Announcements archive here
BALTEX is currently in a transition phase to Baltic Earth.
For a first view on future topics of Baltic Earth, see here...
BALTEX (the Baltic Sea Experiment) is a Regional Hydroclimate Project (RHP) within the Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project (GEWEX) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).
The research focus of BALTEX Phase I (1993-2002) was primarily on the hydrological cycle and the exchange of energy between the atmosphere and the surface of the Earth, as they control and regulate the climate in a fundamental manner. BALTEX Phase II (2003-2012) has extended the scope of research to regional climate change, water management and biogeochemical cycles and transport processes in the regional
Earth system. The study region of BALTEX is the
and its hydrological drainage basin, which constitutes a unique European water basin, creating specific demands on models and scientific concepts.
Baltic Earth Workshop on
Natural hazards and extreme events in the Baltic Sea region
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Infos on scope, venue, abstract submission and registration here...
The Baltic Sea and similar sea areas in focus at ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting 23-28 February 2014 in Honolulu: Session 002 - Understanding Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Multi-disciplinary Approaches for Addressing Sustainability of the Marine Environment. More infos here...
New BALTEX Publications here
Schmidt-Thomé, P., J. Klein (Eds.)
Climate Change Adaptation in Practice - from strategy development to implementation
Wiley Blackwell Book Publication, 327 p., May 2013
ISBN 978-0-470-97700-2 More
Pastuszak, M., Igras, J. (Eds.)
Temporal and spatial differences in emission of nitrogen and phosphorus from the Polish territory to the Baltic Sea
National Marine Fisheries Institute,
Institute of Soil Science
and Plant Cultivation - State Research Institute
Fertilizer Research Institute, Gdynia, 2012. 448 p. ISBN 978-8361650-08-9
Reckermann, M., K. Brander, B.R. MacKenzie, A. Omstedt (Eds.)
Climate Impacts on the Baltic Sea: From Science to Policy
Series: Springer Earth System Sciences. Springer Verlag,
, 2012. 216 p. More
Schmelzer, N., J. Holfort, M. Sztobryn, P. Przygrodzki (Eds.)
Climatological Ice Atlas for the western and southern Baltic Sea (1961-2010)
ISBN 978-3-86987-278-0, BSH No. 2338 More
Guide to Process Based Modeling of Lakes and Coastal Seas
Series: Praxis Books, Geophysical Sciences. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2011. 310 p. More
Tian, T., F. Boberg, O.B. Christensen, J.H. Christensen, J. She, T. Vihma, 2013
Resolved complex coastlines and land-sea contrasts in a high-resolution regional climate model: a comparative study using prescribed
and modelled SSTs
Tellus A 65:1-19, August 2013
Contact Author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hägg, H.E., S.W. Lyon, T. Wällstedt, C.-M. Mörth, B. Claremar, C. Humborg, 2013.
Future Nutrient Load Scenarios for the Baltic Sea Due to Climate and Lifestyle Changes.
AMBIO DOI 10.1007/s13280-013-0416-4, June 2014, online
Contact Author: email@example.com
Wasmund, N., G. Nausch, R. Feistel, 2013
Silicate consumption: an indicator for long-term trends in spring diatom development in the Baltic Sea
J.Plankton Res. 35 (2), 393-406, March/April 2013
Contact Author: norbert.wasmund@io-warnemuende,de
Ning, T., G. Elgered, U. Willen, J. Johansson, 2013
Evaluation of the atmospheric water vapor content in a regional climate model using ground-based GPS measurements
Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 118 p. 1-11, January 2013
Contact Author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edman, M., A. Omstedt, 2013
Modeling the dissolved CO2 system in the redox environment of the Baltic Sea
Limnol. Oceanogr., 58 (1), 74-92, January 2013
Contact Author: Moa.Edman@gvc.gu.se
Łabuz, T. A., 2013
Polish coastal dunes – affecting factors and morphology
Landform Analysis, Vol. 22: 33–59, 2013
Contact Author: email@example.com
Omstedt, A., M. Edman, B. Claremar, P. Frodin, E. Gustafsson, C. Humborg, H. Hägg, M. Mörth, A. Rutgersson, G. Schurgers, B. Smith, T. Wällstedt, A. Yurova, 2012
Future changes in the Baltic Sea acid-base (pH) and oxygen balances
Tellus, Series B, 64, 19586, December 2012
Contact Author: Anders.Omstedt@gvc.gu.se
Special Issue: AMBIO, Vol. 41, Issue 6, September 2012
ECOSUPPORT - Different Ecosystem Drivers Under Future Climate Scenarios in the Baltic Sea.
11 papers. pdf, online
News/Announcements archive here
European Geosciences Union:
General Assembly 2014.
Vienna, Austria, 27 April - 2 May 2014. More...
Trending Now: Water
7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Water and Energy Cycle. World Forum, The Hague, The Netherlands, 14-17 July 2014: More...
Adapting to change: From research to decision making
25-27 August 2014. More...
Deltas in times of climate change II: Opportunities for people, science, cities and business. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 24-26 September 2014. More...
More upcoming and past events here...