Standard CODAR Real-Time Archive DataEntry ID: ocean6_rutgers
Abstract: CODAR is used to measure the surface currents of the coastal ocean. A
transmitter sends out a radio frequency that bounces off the ocean
surface and back to areceiver antenna. Using this information and the
principles of the Doppler shift, CODAR is able to calculate the speed
and direction of the surface current. These calculations are made at
about every half mile across the surface and extend as far as about
twenty miles offshore.
CODAR Archived Data for Standard and Long-range CODAR System is
available online for 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-04-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-10-24