Near-real-time surface ocean velocities obtained by High Frequency (HF) radar in coastal waters of Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands, eastern US/Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii and western US during December 2011 (NCEI Accession 0201495)

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This archival package contains near-real-time ocean surface velocities, also known as total vector velocities, derived from HF radar stations. The velocities are arranged in a horizontal latitude/longitude grid. Measured velocities are indicative of the upper 0.3 - 2.5 meters of the ocean depending on the operating frequency and the vertical velocity profile of the water column. Data files are in netCDF format following the CF (Climate and Forecast) Metadata Conventions. Velocities are reported in CF variables surface_eastward_sea_water_velocity and surface_northward_sea_water_velocity. The National Data Buoy Center in collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography assembles the data from the Integrated Ocean Observing System Data Assembly Center's Data Stewardship Program and submits the data on a monthly basis to NCEI.

Remote sensing of ocean surface velocity from shore-based HF radar sites bridges the operational observational gap between point samples obtained from in-situ sampling and synoptic scale relatively low resolution data obtained from satellites by providing continuous mesoscale coverage at relatively high resolution near the coast.
  • Cite as: Petraitis, Dawn; US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2019). Near-real-time surface ocean velocities obtained by High Frequency (HF) radar in coastal waters of Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands, eastern US/Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii and western US during December 2011 (NCEI Accession 0201495). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0201495. Accessed [date].
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2011-12-01 to 2011-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.43325
S: 18.09995
E: -65.65465
W: -158.083603
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Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-08-31
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Documents about processing HF radar data and other related information are archived in NCEI accession 0126755 (see https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0126755)
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Petraitis, Dawn; US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2019). Near-real-time surface ocean velocities obtained by High Frequency (HF) radar in coastal waters of Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands, eastern US/Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii and western US during December 2011 (NCEI Accession 0201495). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0201495. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention Standard Name Table
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • surface_eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • surface_northward_sea_water_velocity
  • time
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords HF Radar Site Code and Name
  • ANGL - Angel Island, CA
  • ASSA - Assateague, MD
  • BISL - Block Island, RI
  • BLCK - Block Island
  • BML1 - Bodega Marine Laboratory, CA
  • BMLR - Bodega Marine Laboratory Long Range
  • BRAG - Fort Bragg, CA
  • BRIG - Brigantine, NJ
  • CAT - St. Catherine's, GA
  • CBL1 - Cape Blanco, OR
  • CDDO - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
  • CDN - Crandon, FL
  • CEDR - Cedar Island, VA
  • CLHB - Clarke's Harbour, NS
  • COMM - Commonweal Center, Bolinas, CA
  • COP1 - Coal Oil Pt.
  • CPHN - Cape Henry, VA, USA
  • CRIS - Crissy Field, CA
  • CSTM - Cape St. Mary, NS, CA
  • DCLR - Diablo Canyon Long Range, CA
  • DCSR - Diablo Canyon Standard Range, CA
  • DUCK - Duck, NC
  • ESTR - Point Estero, CA
  • FBK1 - FallBack22, Pt. Sal, CA
  • FURA - Anasco, Puerto Rico
  • GCAP - Great Captain Island, CT
  • GCYN - Granite Canyon, CA
  • GMNB - Grand Manan, NB, CA
  • GRNI - Green's Island, Maine, USA
  • HATY - Cape Hatteras, NC
  • HBSP - Henderson Beach State Park, FL
  • HOOK - Sandy Hook, NJ
  • HOSR - Sandy Hook, NJ
  • JEK - Jekyll Island, GA, USA
  • KAK - Kaka'ako, HI
  • KAL - Kalaeloa, HI
  • KOK - Koko Head, HI
  • LEND - Land's End, CA
  • LISL - Little Island Park, VA
  • LOO1 - Loomis Lake, OR
  • LOVE - Loveladies
  • LUIS - Point San Luis, CA
  • MAN1 - Manhattan Beach, OR
  • MISQ - Misquamicut, RI
  • MLML - Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, CA
  • MONT - Montara Sanitary District, Montara, CA
  • MRCH - Moriches, NY
  • MVCO - Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • NAPL - Naples, FL
  • NAUS - Nauset, MA
  • NPGS - Naval Postgraduate School
  • OBSP - Orange Beach State Park, AL
  • PAFS - Point Arena Field Station
  • PBON - Point Bonita, CA
  • PESC - Pescadero, CA
  • PILR - Pillar Point Air Force Station, CA, USA
  • PREY - Point Reyes, CA
  • PSG1 - Point St. George, CA
  • PTC1 - Point Conception, CA
  • PTM1 - Point Mugu, CA
  • RAGG - Ragged Point, CA
  • RDSR - Reddington, FL
  • RFG1 - Refugio State Beach
  • RTC1 - Romberg Tiburon Center, CA
  • SAUS - Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District, CA, USA
  • SCCI - Catalina Island, CA
  • SCDB - Dan Blocker, CA
  • SCDH - Dockweiler Headquarters, CA
  • SCI1 - Santa Cruz Island, CA
  • SCPF - Point Fermin, CA
  • SCRZ - Santa Cruz
  • SCTB - Torrance Beach, CA
  • SDBP - San Diego, Border Park
  • SDCI - San Diego, Coronado Islands
  • SDCP - Camp Pendleton, CA
  • SDDP - Dana Point, CA
  • SDPL - San Diego, Point Loma
  • SDSC - San Clemente Is, CA
  • SDSE - San Elijo State Beach, CA
  • SDSM - San Mateo Point, CA
  • SDWW - Point Loma Waste Water Treatment Plant, CA
  • SEA1 - Seaside, OR
  • SEAB - Sea Bright, NJ
  • SILD - Staten Island, NY
  • SLID - Slide Ranch, CA
  • SNI1 - San Nicolas Island, CA
  • SPRK - Seaside Park, NJ
  • SSD1 - Summerland Sanitary District
  • STF - Dania Beach, FL
  • STLI - Stehli Beach, NY
  • STV2 - Fort Stevens, OR
  • SUNS - Sunset Beach Resort, Cape Charles, VA
  • TRES - Treasure Island, CA
  • TRIN - Trinidad, CA
  • VENI - Venice, FL
  • VIEW - Ocean View Beach, VA
  • VIR - Virginia Key, FL
  • WIN1 - Winchester Bay, OR
  • WSH1 - Washburne, OR
  • YHL1 - Yaquina Head Long, OR
  • YHS2 - Yaquina Head South, OR
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Petraitis, Dawn; US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2019). Near-real-time surface ocean velocities obtained by High Frequency (HF) radar in coastal waters of Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands, eastern US/Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii and western US during December 2011 (NCEI Accession 0201495). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0201495. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2019-08-31T11:48:23Z - NCEI Accession 0201495 v1.1 was published.
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Instrument
  • radar - high frequency oceanographic
Last Modified: 2020-03-03T15:12:24Z
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