National Weather Service Wave Forecasting Rutgers and MARACOOS are working with NOAA Weather Forecasting Office (WFO) Philadelphia to develop wave measurements from High Frequency (HF) radar.  The HF radars traditionally provide surface current measurements that are utilized by NOAA and US Coast Guard.  Another measurement that is under development is wave height, period and direction.  […]

Rutgers had to retire the High Frequency radar installation at Cape May Point, New Jersey this September.  The radar installation was hosted at the Saint Mary by-the-Sea Retreat House and is closing permanently on September 24, 2021.  Saint Mary by-the-Sea was a retreat house sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of […]

Dr. Hugh Roarty from Rutgers University along with colleagues Dr. Anthony Kirincich and Ms. Eve Cinquino from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Figure 1) installed a 13 MHz CODAR SeaSonde to collect radar data in the vicinity of the Orsted Block Island Wind Farm .  The radar was installed with help from the Galilee Beach Club […]

Rutgers scientists observed the ocean and atmospheric response to a derecho that passed through NJ and caused severe damage in several towns.  A Rutgers meteorological tower in Tuckerton NJ recorded a peak wind gust of 54 mph alongside a 21-degree temperature drop in only 15 minutes.  The HF-Radar station at Bradley Beach, NJ, part of […]

Dr. Hugh Roarty visited with Dr. Erick Fredj from Jerusalem College of Technology in Jerusalem Israel from January 27-31, 2020.  Dr. Fredj has been a longtime collaborator with Rutgers University.  Dr. Roarty and Dr. Fredj discussed the state of the art for measuring and quantifying oceanic surface transport in the Mid Atlantic Bight.  They plan […]

Two drifters from Pacific Gyre were deployed on Friday November 15, 2019. The drifters were deployed as part of a validation experiment for the surface current products that Rutgers produces. The drifters made several loops inside Raritan Bay then made landfall due to the northeast winds that struck the area over the weekend. The data […]

A drifter was released this past Tuesday as part of the Ocean Methods and Data Analysis course just west of Sandy Hook. The drifter was constructed by St. Hubert Catholic High School in Philadelphia, PA this past spring. You can track the progress of the drifter here. NOAA Drifter The drifter was provided to the […]