A comparison between SeaSonde and WERA HF radar current measurements

Wyatt, L.R., Atwater, D., Prytz, A., and Rehder, S. (2013) A comparison between SeaSonde and WERA HF radar current measurements. In: Proceedings of Oceans 2013 MTS/IEEE Bergen. From: Oceans 2013 MTS/IEEE Bergen, 10-13 June 2013, Bergen, Norway.

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Abstract

This paper presents a comparison of radial currents measured using a SeaSonde and a WERA HF radar on the West Coast of Australia. These radars are part of the Australian Coastal Ocean Radar Network which is a facility of the Australian Integrated Marine Observing system. Radial currents are the component of current along the radar look direction which is the measurement obtainable from an individual radar system. The two radars are sited 7km apart and the assumption is made that the radial currents from the two radars should be similar far enough away from these sites. The results, although preliminary, show that there is reasonable agreement at these distances. In addition the radial currents from both radars agree well with ADCP measurements at one of the ADCP sites. There is less agreement at the second ADCP site which is attributed to the more complex topography at that site.

Item ID: 31555
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-4799-0000-8
Keywords: HF radar; surface current; WERA; SeaSonde; radial current, ADCP
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Funders: IMOS, Australian Government
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 05:30
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0911 Maritime Engineering > 091103 Ocean Engineering @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 10%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography @ 40%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961102 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961104 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 20%
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