High frequency radar applications in coastal monitoring, planning and engineering

Wyatt, Lucy (2014) High frequency radar applications in coastal monitoring, planning and engineering. Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, 12 (1). pp. 1-15.

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This paper reviews some existing and potential applications of high frequency (HF) radar surface current, wave and wind data drawing on experiences within Australia and also from elsewhere in the world. These include oil spill transport, search and rescue services, navigational safety, marine renewables, tsunami detection, water quality and coastal development projects, and many different applications in the area of marine ecology. The data are also used for studies of ocean dynamics and for the validation of hydrodynamic and wave models. Some new wind direction and wave measurements from the Australian radar systems are presented. The quality of the data is crucial to all these applications and some examples of data validation are discussed. Learning from the experiences of other more developed networks, and in particular building solid links with the user communities in Australia, is essential to ensure long-term sustainability of the Australian HF radar network.

Item ID: 31103
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-8353
Keywords: HF radar, surface current mapping, coastal monitoring, coastal engineering, wave measurement, wind direction
Funders: James Cook University, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), South Australia Research Development Institute, Flinders University
Research Data: http://imos.aodn.org.au/imos/
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 05:04
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0911 Maritime Engineering > 091103 Ocean Engineering @ 50%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography @ 20%
09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850508 Wave Energy @ 10%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961006 Natural Hazards in Marine Environments @ 40%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961104 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments @ 50%
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