CHANGES OF THE WATER TEMPERATURE IN POLISH SEASIDE RESORTS

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Małgorzata Świątek

Abstract

Subject of the study are changes of the water temperature occurring on the Polish Baltic coast during years 1951-2010 (in Kołobrzeg, due to deficiencies in the data, for the years 1957-2010). It is expressed in the form of a linear trend. The study was based on the monthly average temperature of the sea water in the following stations: Świnoujście, Międzyzdroje, Kołobrzeg, Władysławowo, Hel and Gdynia.


For most of analyzed stations an increase in average annual temperature of the water were observed. The largest one was recorded in Gdynia. In Świnoujście there were no significant changes in water temperature except for the slight its drop in June. A significant increase in the water temperature occurred in Międzyzdroje in February, March, April and May; in Kołobrzeg in January and March; in Władysławowo in January, February, March, April and June and in Hel and Gdynia in February, March, April, May, July and August. The greatest changes were in April in Hel and Gdynia.


 


Key words: water temperature, air temperature, time trend, Polish Baltic coast

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ŚWIĄTEK, Małgorzata. CHANGES OF THE WATER TEMPERATURE IN POLISH SEASIDE RESORTS. Baltic Coastal Zone, [S.l.], v. 20, p. 2016, vol.20, pp. 85 - 99, feb. 2017. ISSN 1643-0115. Available at: <http://bcz.apsl.edu.pl/index.php/1/article/view/265>. Date accessed: 27 july 2017.
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