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Applications of Coastal Radars for Monitoring the Coastal Zone.


K.-W. GURGEL
Proceedings EUROMAR Workshop'99, 1999. Published by: EUROMAR Office, Agência de Inovação, S.A., Av. dos Combatentes, 43, 10°C/D, 1600-042 Lisboa, Portugal, pp. 21...30.
Abstract - - Coastal radars for monitoring the coastal zone have been developed for some 20 years taking advantage of improved electronics and computer techniques. The term 'Coastal Radar' is normally connected to High-Frequency (HF) radars which use ground-wave propagation to remotely sensing ocean surface currents and sea state over large areas. In a broader sense, also microwave radars operated from the coast can be called 'Coastal Radars'. Microwave radars have the advantage of simple installation, but do not cover the large areas as possible with HF radars. As many applications need forecast information, these 'Coastal Radars' can be used to measure maps of surface current and wave spectra, which then are assimilated into models.
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