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WaMos II: a wave and current monitoring system
Nieto Borge, J.C.; Reichert, K.; Dittmer, J.; Rosenthal, W. (1998). WaMos II: a wave and current monitoring system, in: Marine meteorology and related oceanographic activities: provision and engineering/operational application of ocean wave data Unesco, Paris, 21-25 September 1998. pp. 52-60
In: (1998). Marine meteorology and related oceanographic activities: provision and engineering/operational application of ocean wave data Unesco, Paris, 21-25 September 1998. World Meteorological Organization: Geneva. 347 pp., more

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  • Nieto Borge, J.C.
  • Reichert, K.
  • Dittmer, J.
  • Rosenthal, W.

Abstract
    WaMoS II is an operational wave monitoring system that was developed at the German research center GKSS during the last 15 years. This now commercially available system uses any ordinary nautical radar working in X band as the sensor. The measurement principle is based on the back-scatter of microwaves from the ocean surface, which is visible as a 'sea clutter' on the nautical radar screen. From that observable sea clutter an analysis is carried through to deduce the unambiguous directional wave spectrum and the surface currents. Sea state parameters as significant wave height, wave periods and wave lengths, as well as wave propagation directions are provided in real time..

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