Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
16 Feb 2022
Review |  | 16 Feb 2022

Salinity dynamics of the Baltic Sea

Andreas Lehmann, Kai Myrberg, Piia Post, Irina Chubarenko, Inga Dailidiene, Hans-Harald Hinrichsen, Karin Hüssy, Taavi Liblik, H. E. Markus Meier, Urmas Lips, and Tatiana Bukanova


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esd-2021-15', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Andreas Lehmann, 15 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on esd-2021-15', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Andreas Lehmann, 15 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Nov 2021) by Ira Didenkulova
AR by Andreas Lehmann on behalf of the Authors (15 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Jan 2022) by Ira Didenkulova
Short summary
The salinity in the Baltic Sea is not only an important topic for physical oceanography as such, but it also integrates the complete water and energy cycle. It is a primary external driver controlling ecosystem dynamics of the Baltic Sea. The long-term dynamics are controlled by river runoff, net precipitation, and the water mass exchange between the North Sea and Baltic Sea. On shorter timescales, the ephemeral atmospheric conditions drive a very complex and highly variable salinity regime.
Final-revised paper