The use of HF radar networks within operational forecasting systems
of coastal regions
K.-W. GURGEL, H. H. ESSEN, and T. SCHLICK
in 'Building the European Capacity in Operational Oceanography'
3rd International EuroGOOS Conference, Proceedings pp. 245..250,
Elsevier, ISBN 0 444 51550 X.
Abstract - -
Operational forecasting of current and wave fields in coastal regions have
become more and more important in the last decades, both for coastal management
and for security aspects.
One of the key components in this context are high-resolution
numerical models, which however require accurate forcing and handling of
the boundary conditions. HF radar remote sensed current and wave fields
can significantly increase the data quality of the model products through
data assimilation. In some cases, when the oceanographic processes induce
high local variability, such as mesoscale eddies and fronts, this approach
might be the only way to provide reliable now- and forecasts.
Keywords - -
EuroGOOS, coastal zone, ocean currents, HF radar, operational forecasting
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