Spatial velocity measurements using X-band radar in Scotland.

Researcher of the University of the Highlands and Islands obtained great results using a SeaDarQ system at the Orkney islands.

Researcher of the University of the Highlands and Islands used a SeaDarQ system to make velocity measurements. The work in this study asseses the use of an X-band radar for the remote measurement of surface currents at the Falls of Warness, Orkney. A three dimensional FFT is used to convert radar backscatter into surface current using the dispersion relation. This provides a time averaged, spatial map of waves and current within a 3 km domain. Three additional in situ Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) were deployed around the same time to provide validation of the results.

A poster is available.