87th AMS Annual Meeting

Thursday, 18 January 2007: 11:45 AM
The HF radar national server and architecture project
212B (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Don T. Conlee, NOAA/NWS/National Data Buoy Center, Stennis Space Center, MS; and J. Harlan, E. J. Terrill, L. Hazard, M. Otero, P. L. Spence, and A. R. Diercks
Poster PDF (414.9 kB)
HF Radar is an extremely promising technology for determination of ocean surface current speed and direction. Installations are now found in several locations around the U.S. coast, primarily installed on a regional basis by academic institutions. In addition, the State of California has recently made a significant investment to cover its coastal waters with HF Radar capability. NOAA's National Data Buoy Center (NWS/NDBC), the NOAA Integrated Observations Team (NIOT), and the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (NOS/CO-OPS) have embarked on a project to demonstrate a capability for a national HF radar server and enabling architecture where a user may view all available HF radar data in near-real-time. A significant portion of this effort is devoted to ensuring data quality through the development of automated quality control algorithms. The entire project heavily leverages the efforts of the regional academic leaders in the field, particularly the architecture developed for the California system by Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). An overview and status update of the project is given.

Supplementary URL: http://hfradar.ndbc.noaa.gov