Bengt Liljebladh

Bengt LiljebladhDr. Bengt Liljebladh
Project researcher

University of Gothenburg
Earth Sciences Centre, Box 460
SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Theoretical and experimental investigations of Diapycnal mixing in the sea forced by winds and tides Strait Flows.
  • Vertical circulation of fjords and the Ocean.
  • Oxygen and nutrient dynamics.


  • Ph.D. in Oceanography, University of Gothenburg, 2000.

Professional Experience

  • Scientific advisor and consultant for Aanderaa Instruments, 2002- present
  • Survey with r/v Skagerak in Kvarken, The Baltic Sea, June 2003.
  • OAERRE experiments in Gullmar fjord 2000-2003.
  • Responsible for the physical part of the field surveys of MEAD.
  • A process study in the Idefjord, 2000.
  • A study on solitons in the Andaman Sea, 2000.
  • Surveys in the Baltic Sea, the DIAMIX project, 1997-2000.
  • Several surveys in the Gullmar Fjord, 1996 – 2000.
  • Survey with R/V Skagerak in the Bay of Riga, 1995.
  • Process study in the Idefjord, 1994.
  • Several surveys in the Arkona Basin 1988 – 1993 with R/V Svanic and R/V Skagerak.

Publications in international scientific journals with a referee system

  • Spokes L, Jickells T, Weston K, Gustafsson BG, Johnsson M, Liljebladh B, Conley D, Ambelas-Skjødth C, Brandt J, Carstensen J, Christiansen T, Frohn L, Geernaert G, Hertel O, Jensen B, Lundsgaard C, Markager S, Martinsen W, Møller B, Pedersen B, Sauerberg K, Sørensen LL, Hasager CC, Sempreviva AM, Pryor SC, Lund SW, Larsen S, Tjernström M, Svensson G, Zagar M (2006) MEAD: An interdisciplinary study of the marine effects of atmospheric deposition in the Kattegat. Environ. Pollut., 140(3), 453-462, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2005.08.010.
  • Arneborg L, Erlandsson CP, Liljebladh B, Stigebrandt A (2004) The rate of inflow and mixing during deepwater renewal in a sill fjord. Limnol. Oceanogr., 49, 768-777.
  • Arneborg L, Janzen C, Liljebladh B, Rippeth TP, Simpson JH, Stigebrandt A (2004) Spatial variablilty of diapycnal mixing and turbulent dissipation in a stagnant fjord basin. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34, 1679-1691, doi:10.1175/1520-0485(2004)034<1679:SVODMA>2.0.CO;2.
  • Lass HU, Prandke H, Liljebladh B (2003) Dissipation in thye Baltic proper during winter stratification. J. Geophys. Res. 108, C6, doi:10.1029/2002JC001401.
  • Stigebrandt A, Lass HU, Liljebladh B, Alenius P, Piechura J, Hietala R, Beszczynska A (2002) DIAMIX-An experimental study of diapycnal deepwater mixing in the virtually tide-less Baltic Sea. Boreal Env. Res., 7(4), 363-369.
  • Strömberg J-O, Spicer JI, Liljebladh B, Thomasson MA (2002) Northern krill, Meganyctiphanes norvegica, come up to see the last eclipse of the millennium? J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K., 82, 919-920, doi:10.1017/S0025315402006367.
  • Arneborg L, Liljebladh B (2001) The internal seiches in Gullmar Fjord. Part I: Dynamics. J. Phys. Oceanogr, 31, 2549-2566, doi:10.1175/1520-0485(2001)031<2549:TISIGF>2.0.CO;2.
  • Arneborg L, Liljebladh B (2001) The internal seiches in Gullmar Fjord. Part II: Contribution to basin water mixing. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31, 2567-2574, doi:10.1175/1520-0485(2001)031<2567:TISIGF>2.0.CO;2.
  • Liljebladh B, Thomasson M (2001) Krill behavior as recorded by acoustic doppler current profilers in the Gullmarsfjord. J. Mar. Sys., 27, 301-313, doi:10.1016/S0924-7963(00)00075-0.
  • Raschke E, Meywerk J, Warrach K, Andrea U, Bergström S, Beyrich F, Bosveld F, Bumke K, Fortelius C, Graham LP, Gryning S-E, Halldin S, Hasse L, Heikinheimo M, Isemer H-J, Jacob D, Jauja I, Karlsson K-G, Keevallik S, Koistinen J, van Lammeren A, Lass U, Launianen J, Lehmann A, Liljebladh B, Lobmeyr M, Matthäus W, Mengelkamp T, Michelson DB, Napiórkowski J, Omstedt A, Piechura J, Rockel B, Rubel F, Ruprecht E, Smedman A-S, Stigebrandt A (2001) The Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX): A European Contribution to the Investigation of the Energy and Water Cycle over a Large Drainage Basin. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 82, 2389-2413, doi:10.1175/1520-0477(2001)082<2389:TBSEBA>2.3.CO;2.
  • Lilover M, Lips U, Laanearu J, Liljebladh B (1998) The flow regime in the Irbe Strait. Aquat. Sci., 60, 253-265, doi:10.1007/s000270050040.
  • Liljebladh B, Stigebrandt A (1996) Observations of the deepwater flow into the Baltic Sea. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 101, C4.
  • Andersson LG, Björk G, Holby O, Jones EP, Kattner G, Koltermann KP, Liljebladh B, Lindegren R, Rudels B, Swift J (1994) Water masses and circulation in the Eurasian Basin: Results from the Oden 91 expedition. J. Geophys. Res. vol. 99, C2, doi:10.1029/93JC02977.

Manuscript Submitted

  • Liljebladh B, Stigebrandt A (2003) The contribution from the surface layer via internal waves to the energetics of deepwater mixing in the Baltic. Submitted to J. Phys. Oceanogr.


  • Liljebladh B (2000) Experimental studies of some physical oceanographic processes. PhD-thesis, A56, Earth Sciences Centre, University of Gothenburg.
  • Cruise reports from DIAMIX, 1998.
  • Cruise reports Riga Bay project (BALTEX), 1996.
  • Field project in Stockholm waters for the “Österleden-project -92″. Österleden – passage under saltsjön. Konsekvens beskrivning. Vägverket 1993 (in Swedish).
  • Pelagic Andaman Sea Community structure, function and productivity-with emphasis on the assessment of potential fisheries resources. A local study of internal solitons.