Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Research article
04 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 04 Jun 2021

A new Lagrangian-based short-term prediction methodology for high-frequency (HF) radar currents

Lohitzune Solabarrieta, Ismael Hernández-Carrasco, Anna Rubio, Michael Campbell, Ganix Esnaola, Julien Mader, Burton H. Jones, and Alejandro Orfila

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Short summary
High-frequency radar technology measures coastal ocean surface currents. The use of this technology is increasing as it provides near-real-time information that can be used in oil spill or search-and-rescue emergencies to forecast the trajectories of floating objects. In this work, an analog-based short-term prediction methodology is presented, and it provides surface current forecasts of up to 48 h. The primary advantage is that it is easily implemented in real time.