COastal raDAR (CODAR) at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Entry ID: codar_mbari

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Summary
Abstract: CODAR (COastal raDAR), introduced in 1977 at NOAA by D.E.Barrick. It
uses electromagnetic waves of about 10 m length, which interact with
ocean waves of 5 m length. As one radar can only measure the radial
component of the surface current, a minimum of two HF radars has to be
installed. The systems are set up on the ground close to the sea and
have a working range of up to 50 km depending on the salinity of the
water and the sea state.

Between August 1 and September 2, 2000, the Naval Postgraduate School
Department of Oceanography's Radar And Drifter (RAD) Lab collected
hourly averages of Codar measurements from three site around Monterey
Bay. Surface currents for 328 grid points were computed. These
currents are the raw, uninterpolated measurements.
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Description: CODAR data at MBARI.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.51   S: 32.02   E: -113.61   W: -124.9

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Originating Center
Data Center
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mbari.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL MATTHEWS
Phone: 831 775 1768
Fax: 831 775 1646
Email: matthews at mbari.org
Contact Address:
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95039-9644
Country: USA


Data Center Personnel
Name: BRIAN SCHLINING
Email: brian at mbari.org
Contact Address:
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95039-9644
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-02-15
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