An over‐the‐horizon radio direction‐finding system for tracking coastal and shelf currents
A new direction‐finding system is capable of tracking, from coastal stations, the drift of drogues more than 100 km from the shoreline. Frequency‐dependent transmitters on light, inexpensive drogues permit as many as fifteen widespread drogues to be monitored quasi‐simultaneously, enabling researchers to obtain mesoscale synoptic data at reasonable cost for the first time. Field tests on a moored drogue in Chesapeake Bay and on free‐drifting drogues at sea off Barbados show the system to be reliable and accurate. Copyright 1975 by the American Geophysical Union.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Geophysical Research Letters
Murray, S., Roberts, H., Wiseman, W., Tornatore, H., & Whelan, W. (1975). An over‐the‐horizon radio direction‐finding system for tracking coastal and shelf currents. Geophysical Research Letters, 2 (6), 211-214. https://doi.org/10.1029/GL002i006p00211