Personnel
Dr. Lynn K. Shay
Jorge Martinez-Pedraja
Jodi K. Brewster
HF Radar Information
WERA NEW DIMENSION
Background Information
Miami Herald Article - 4/3/05
NOAA Coral Health and Monitoring Letter
Current Operations
East Florida Shelf WERA deployment
Previous Deployments
West Florida Shelf WERA deployment (Aug 24 to Sep 26 2003):
NRL OSCR deployment (April - June 2001):
  • Data Report: Very-High Frequency Surface Current Measurement Along the Inshore Boundary of the Florida Current During NRL 2001 by Jorge Marinez-Pedraja, Lynn K. Shay, Thomas M. Cook and Brian K. Haus.

University of Miami/Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Eastern Florida Shelf High Frequency Radar Operations

The University of Miami/Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is currently operating three WERA High Frequency radars in Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, Virginia Key and John U Lloyd Park on Dania Beach. The radars at Crandon Park transmit at 16MHz, Virginia Key and Dania Beach transmit at 12MHz and provide measurement of currents on the ocean's surface over a large area of the ocean off Miami, FL.

We would like to thank the following people who have helped us with locations for the radars: Mr. Kevin Kirwan and Mr. Ernest Lynk from Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation for our site in Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. Mr. Sidney Leve and Mr. James Higgins from Florida DEP and Mr. Bill Venezia from South Florida Testing Facility for our site in Dania Beach.

The image below depicts the most recent hourly averaged surface currents plotted on a 2.4 km grid. Our working range is somewhat reduced during periods of strong winds and high waves. Color refers to strength of the current in knots.

Public Data Archive Access Animation of Last 24 Hours

Public Data Archive Access Animation of Last 24 Hours

Temporarily Unavailable due to relocation of the Key Largo site

Please email jmartinez@rsmas.miami.edu with any questions or comments.