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OS | Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 14, 1265-1281, 2018
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Special issue: Coastal marine infrastructure in support of monitoring, science,...

Ocean Sci., 14, 1265-1281, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 16 Oct 2018

Research article | 16 Oct 2018

Joint analysis of coastal altimetry and high-frequency (HF) radar data: observability of seasonal and mesoscale ocean dynamics in the Bay of Biscay

Ivan Manso-Narvarte et al.
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Our main aim is to compare two different measuring systems of the surface ocean currents: land-based, high-frequency radar and satellite altimetry. Results show that the surface currents detected by both systems agree up to a 70 %, mostly in areas of persistent currents. This work is a first step in the combination of both technologies for an improved monitoring of the coastal surface ocean dynamics.
Our main aim is to compare two different measuring systems of the surface ocean currents:...