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Standard CODAR Real-Time Archive Data
Entry 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.
Related URL
Description: CODAR Data Portal.
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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: 2017-08-24