Coastal Observations: a Biological Perspective


CODAR MapsThe Coastal Ocean Surface Current Radar (CODAR) is a series of three long-range and two standard-range coastal surface ocean current HF radar systems. The three long-range systems are being deployed along the Delmarva Peninsula and the two standard-range systems are being added to two existing standard systems already deployed at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

These systems will provide real-time coastal current estimates. This data will allow us to continually measure the coastal ocean surface current fields, as well as aid in the characterization of the coastal circulation dynamics in the Delmarva region.