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Thamm, R., Schernewski, G., Wasmund, N., Neumann, T.. Spatial phytoplankton pattern in the Baltic Sea . In: Schernewski, G., Wielgat, M. (eds.). Baltic Sea Typology. Coastline Reports (4), pp. 85-109. EUCC - The Coastal Union, Leiden, 2004.


We try to give a comprehensive overview about the spatial distribution of phytoplankton biomass, groups, selected indicators and species for three selected years and different seasons in the entire Baltic Sea, based on the comprehensive CHARM phytoplankton data base. We analyse the interpolations with respect to the requirements of the European Water Framework Directive and compare the spatial phytoplankton pattern to the Baltic Sea Typology. The phytoplankton distributions are further compared with spatial interpolations of abiotic parameter and model results, to see if the model is potentially suitable to overcome short-comings in spatial phytoplankton data availability.

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