High Frequency Radar

High frequency radars (HF radar) are land-based systems that measure the speed and direction of ocean surface currents in near real-time. SECOORA supports 16 HF radar in the southeastern U.S. Data is used to:

  •  Reduce search and rescue area for the U.S. Coast Guard
  •  Provide emergency managers transport information for oil spill or harmful algal bloom response
  •  Identify fish larvae transport
  •  Support model validation

To explore HF radar data, click on a radar of interest from the below map and then the “agent” link.

SECOORA High Frequency Radar Principal Investigators

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Marine Sciences
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Georgia Skidaway of Institute of Oceanography
  • University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
  • University of South Florida College of Marine Science
  • East Carolina University – Coastal Studies Institute
  • Florida Institute of Technology