Validation of routine waveheight measurements on HF ocean radars

Malcolm L. Heron, Hans C Graber, Scott F. Heron

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Abstract

A recent evaluation of algorithms for determining RMS wave heights from the spectral structure of HF ocean surface radars has shown that a fast and accurate analysis is available. This algorithm is used to discover how spatial and temporal measurements of significant wave heights compare with in situ measurements. Temporal autocorrelations have the same time scales as synoptic meteorology and spatial correlations are consistent with bathymetric scales. It is shown that HF radar Doppler spectra can be used effectively for mapping significant wave heights in coastal seas, where bottom topography induces changes in wave heights, within the scale of the mapping capability of about 20 km.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOceans Conference Record (IEEE)
Pages454-458
Number of pages5
Volume1
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 Oceans Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Nice, Fr
Duration: Sep 28 1998Oct 1 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 Oceans Conference. Part 1 (of 3)
CityNice, Fr
Period9/28/9810/1/98

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significant wave height
wave height
synoptic meteorology
bottom topography
Doppler radar
ocean
in situ measurement
autocorrelation
sea surface
timescale
evaluation
analysis
sea

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  • Oceanography

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Heron, M. L., Graber, H. C., & Heron, S. F. (1998). Validation of routine waveheight measurements on HF ocean radars. In Oceans Conference Record (IEEE) (Vol. 1, pp. 454-458)

Validation of routine waveheight measurements on HF ocean radars. / Heron, Malcolm L.; Graber, Hans C; Heron, Scott F.

Oceans Conference Record (IEEE). Vol. 1 1998. p. 454-458.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Heron, ML, Graber, HC & Heron, SF 1998, Validation of routine waveheight measurements on HF ocean radars. in Oceans Conference Record (IEEE). vol. 1, pp. 454-458, Proceedings of the 1998 Oceans Conference. Part 1 (of 3), Nice, Fr, 9/28/98.
Heron ML, Graber HC, Heron SF. Validation of routine waveheight measurements on HF ocean radars. In Oceans Conference Record (IEEE). Vol. 1. 1998. p. 454-458
Heron, Malcolm L. ; Graber, Hans C ; Heron, Scott F. / Validation of routine waveheight measurements on HF ocean radars. Oceans Conference Record (IEEE). Vol. 1 1998. pp. 454-458
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