summary: The dataset consists of maps of total velocity of the sea water surface current collected by the HF radar systems operated by CNR-ISMAR in the North-Western Tyrrhenian Sea and Ligurian Sea. Data are averaged over a time interval of 1 hour around the cardinal hour. Surface ocean velocities estimated by HF Radar are representative of the upper 0.3-2.5 meters of the ocean. The radar sites are operated according to Quality Assessment procedures, and data are processed for Quality Control and standardized in their format according to the European common data, metadata and QC standard model for HFR current data. Data access tools are compliant to Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Climate and Forecast (CF) convention and INSPIRE directive. The use of netCDF format allows an easy implementation of all the open source services developed by UNIDATA.
Contributing radial sites: MONT (2016-06-22T11:00:00Z to 2018-03-31T23:00:00Z); TINO (2016-08-04T08:00:00Z to present); PCOR (2018-04-18T17:00:00Z to present); VIAR (2018-09-14T14:00:00Z to present); PFIN (2020-07-14T14:00:00Z to present); LIGW (2021-12-16T17:00:00Z to present).
citation: Data collected and processed by CNR-ISMAR within IMPACT, Jerico-Next, Sicomar-Plus, SINAPSI and JERICO-S3 projects. This project has received funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreements No 871153 and 951799. Project coordinator: IFREMER, France. The information and views of this website lie entirely with the authors. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.
rights: The dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0