Archive for the ‘IOOS Assets: HF-Radar’ Category

IOOS operational area map

May 25th, 2010 1 comment

See accompanying map image:

Message From Sam Walker:

*VERY IMPORTANT *that folks do not fly gliders anywhere near the 
wellhead.  There is a ton of cabling and big-time operations going on 
right now as BP prepares for the "topkill".  Please post a notice to 
this effect on your site.  I will remain POC here for the next week - 
and glad to help set up missions.

The zonation map on our wiki shows IOOS glider zones - folks need to 
meet that need for data on the shelf and outside the immediate well-head 
area.  Tons of ships in there doing sampling of the water and using 
fluorometry too - so no need for the gliders to get tangled up.

Awesome work

HF Radar in the Gulf

May 20th, 2010 No comments

There are currently 6 HF Radars in the Gulf of Mexico.  Three are operated by the University of Southern Mississippi and three by the University of South Florida.  You can download the latest data in kml format here:

HF radar measures surface currents by transmitting a radio wave and receiving the Doppler shifted return signal.

Here is a recent map of the surface currents.  The green tear drops indicate that the location of the radar site and the green shows that the station is up to date.