Operation and Application of a Regional High-Frequency Radar Network in the Mid-Atlantic Bight
Marine Technology Society Journal
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARCOOS) High- Frequency Radar Network, which comprises 13 long-range sites, 2 medium-range sites, and 12 standard-range sites, is operated as part of the Integrated Ocean Observing System. This regional implementation of the network has been operational for 2 years and has matured to the point where the radars provide consistent coverage from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras. A concerted effort was made in the MARCOOS project to increase the resiliency of the radar stations from the elements, power issues, and other issues that can disable the hardware of the system. The quality control and assurance activities in the Mid-Atlantic Bight have been guided by the needs of the Coast Guard Search and Rescue Office. As of May,, 2009, these quality-controlled MARCOOS High-Frequency Radar totals are being served through the Coast Guard's Environmental Data Server to the Coast Guard Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System. In addition to the service to U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Operations, these data support water quality, physical oceanographic, and fisheries research throughout the Mid-Atlantic Bight.
Original Publication Citation
Roarty, H., Glenn, S., Kohut, J., Donglai, G., Handel, E., Rivera, E., . . . Seim, H. (2010). Operation and application of a regional high-frequency radar network in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. Marine Technology Society Journal, 44(6), 133-145. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.44.6.5
Roarty, Hugh; Glenn, Scott; Kohut, Josh; Gong, Donglai; Handel, Ethan; Rivera, Erick; Garner, Teresa; Atkinson, Larry; Brown, Wendell; Jakubiak, Chris; Muglia, Mike; Haines, Sara; and Seim, Harvey, "Operation and Application of a Regional High-Frequency Radar Network in the Mid-Atlantic Bight" (2010). CCPO Publications. 336.
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