Applications of WERA within EuroROSE
K.-W. GURGEL, H.-H. ESSEN, and T. SCHLICK
First International Radiowave Oceanography Workshop, ROW 2001, Proceedings,
Abstract - -
European Radar Ocean Sensing (EuroROSE) is an EU-funded project, bringing
together 6 partners from 4 European countries. The main objective is the
development of a transportable methodology for monitoring and forecasting
waves and currents in limited areas (typical extent 40 by 40 km), such as
coastal and port approach areas, and to on-line distribute this information
to end-users, i.e. port authorities and Vessel Traffic Management Services
operators. To achieve this aim, EuroROSE makes use of remote sensed current
and wave data, as measured by HF and Microwave radar, which is assimilated
into high-resolution models to provide on-line now- and forecast information.
The two main purposes for using models in addition to the measurements are
to provide forecasts, e.g. to help planing ship routes or rescue operations,
and to deliver the information which is actually needed, e.g. the current
field effecting large and deep ships when only the surface data are measured.
Especially in areas, where the current structures are highly variable due
to generation of eddies and fronts, the models need additional input to
accurately reflect the actual situation. By assimilating the remote sensed
current and wave fields, as measured by the University of Hamburg WEllen RAdar
(WERA), the model results can be kept very close to nature and the quality of
the forecast can be significantly increased.
This paper describes the EuroROSE system set-up, which was successfully applied
during two demonstration experiments at the Norwegian and Spanish coast.
Besides the installation of WERA, other instruments like WaMoS, the model
system, the data communication scheme, and the User Interface to display
the results to the end-users are presented.
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