Daily Archives: August 31, 2017

Map of Planned Satellite Acquisitions

This week, CSTARS has ordered satellite SAR data takes for the first week of September, and a shared map has been created that will show all planned acquisition times, spatial coverages, and additional parameters from now on.

This map is based on the Experiment Plan V4 and includes some of its layers (Bathymetry, Wave Moorings, Marine Radar) for orientation, but it is a separate map because the Experiment Plan has used up the maximum possible number of 10 layers.

Link to the new map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OIXSoKXApeu_wkSMyfIvuWAbwuc&usp=sharing

Due to a data base issue, only the first two data takes are shown in the first version of the map. We hope to be able to add the remaining ones for the first week (8 more) soon; then the map will be updated every few days as we order additional data takes.

Another upcoming wind shift

The NRL COAMPS atmospheric model predicts another upcoming regional shift in the wind conditions off of Pt. Sal. The figure on top is the latest nowcast. A portion of a high-pressure system is seen offshore of Pt. Sal in this 2km nested model. Winds are predominantly from the northwest, howling at 20 knots.

The bottom figure is the 72 hour forecast. Regional winds are about half as strong and now are from the West/Southwest: Another wind relaxation. Conditions might change even sooner, though – the forecast for tomorrow looks more like the bottom than the top.

Miniature Wave Buoy, Miniature MET buoy, Lion’s Head radar

Many thanks to Falk’s crew for boating Mike and Josh out to deploy the mini wave buoy and mini MET buoy.  Both are operational.

Data can be accessed for mini wave buoy   http://cordc.ucsd.edu/projects/wavebuoys/

and mini MET buoy  http://cordc.ucsd.edu/projects/metbuoys/

Let me know if you want the login/password


Lion’s head radar is operational and collecting data.  Sample radar scan to follow.

We ran the SharpEye at LF06 off the generator yesterday, working properly.  Electrician is coming this morning to hook up shore power.

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