Near-Real Time Surface Ocean Velocity, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 6 km Resolution


Surface ocean velocities estimated from HF-Radar are representative of the upper 0.3 - 2.5 meters of the ocean. The main objective of near-real time processing is to produce the best product from available data at the time of processing. Radial velocity measurements are obtained from individual radar sites through the U.S. HF-Radar Network. Hourly radial data are processed by unweighted least-squares on a 6 km resolution grid of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to produce near real-time surface current maps.

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Distributor Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Point of Contact Mark Otero
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
motero@ucsd.edu
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Originator Mark Otero
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
motero@ucsd.edu
Online Resource
Dataset Point of Contact SIO/UCSD
HFRNetAdm@ucsd.edu
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Time Period 2010-01-25T22:00:00Z to 2019-03-19T16:00:00Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: 21.99766° S: 14.5° E: -61.0242° W: -70.5°
Theme keywords Uncategorized
  • surface_eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • surface_northward_sea_water_velocity
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • forecast_period
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • time
  • forecast_reference_time

Data Center keywords Uncategorized
  • SIO/UCSD

Lineage Statement 19-Mar-2019 07:10:06: NetCDF file created 19-Mar-2019 07:10:06: Filtered U and V by GDOP < 1.25 ; FMRC Best Dataset