Surface Current Maps near Newport Oregon

COAST1: current maps and animations during the COAST experiment, spring/summer 2001.
Animation of a month-long sequence of hourly maps for June 2000.

MAPS FOR PAST 2 DAYS. Click to enlarge
image of Map for Today image of Map for Yesterday

Speeds are in centimeters/second (1 knot = 51.4 cm/s). Maps show a region about 75km wide by 100 km long.

These maps, and the many additional ones listed below, show daily averages of ocean surface currents off the central Oregon coast. They are measured with a radio transmitter and receiver using an instrument, the SeaSonde, made by CODAR Ocean Sensors.

Coastal Marine Forecast
Archived Maps plus ascii files Winds near Newport
Funds for operation provided through NANOOS, the IOOS regional ocean observing system for the Pacific Northwest.
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PLEASE NOTE: these are research, rather than routine, measurements. These near-real-time measurements have not been subjected to thorough data checking. Their accuracy is not guaranteed; in fact, some errors are to be expected. Treat them skeptically, and use at your own risk.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9907854. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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