CODAR Real time wave data
Entry ID: ocean9_rutgers

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Summary
Abstract: Coastal Ocean Dynamics Applications Radar(CODAR) Real-Time Sea State
Measurements are available online.

Data includes:
Significant Wave Height
Peak Wave Period

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.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Real-Time Sea State Measurements


Link: GET DATA
Description: Coastal Ocean Dynamics Applications Radar (CODAR) Home page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 41.47 S: 38.8  E: -73.78  W: -75.69

Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > NEW JERSEY


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SEA STATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE FREQUENCY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE LENGTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE PERIOD    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE SPECTRA    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WIND WAVES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Originating Center


Data Center
Coastal Ocean Observation Lab, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://rucool.marine.rutgers.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: RUTGERS COASTAL OCEAN OBSERVATION LAB
Phone: (732) 932-6555
Fax: (732) 932-1821
Email: flounder at arctic.rutgers.edu
Contact Address:
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-04-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-10-24

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