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CODAR Real time wave data
Entry ID: ocean9_rutgers

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
Description: Real-Time Sea State Measurements

Description: CODAR Data Portal
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 41.47   S: 38.8   E: -73.78   W: -75.69

Data Center
Coastal Ocean Observation Lab, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555
Fax: (732) 932-1821
Email: flounder at
Contact Address:
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-04-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23