Evolution of the USF/CMS Codar and WERA HF Radar Network
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In an effort to improve our understanding on the workings of the coastal ocean for a variety of environmental applications and to improve upon forecasts of storm surge for residents along the West Coast of Florida, the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science (USF/CMS) established a real-time Coastal Ocean Monitoring Prediction System (COMPS) for the West Florida Shelf region. COMPS http://comps.marine.usf.edu program assets consist of arrays of offshore buoys and coastal tidal stations for surface meteorology and in-water measurement of temperature, salinity, and currents, and sea level; along with five High Frequency (HF) radar sites for offshore surface-current velocity field measurements. This paper will discuss the evolution of the USF/CMS HF Radar Network, consisting of three Direction Finding (DF) CODAR long-range SeaSonde HF radars and two Phased Array (PA) WERA systems with one site containing co-located CODAR and WERA systems; the first and only co-located and operational site in America.
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Presented at the OCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean in October 2012 in Hampton Roads, VA
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Merz, Clifford R.; Weisberg, Robert H.; and Liu, Yonggang, "Evolution of the USF/CMS Codar and WERA HF Radar Network" (2012). Marine Science Faculty Publications. 302.