Island Wakes Observed from High-Frequency Current Mapping Radar

Sophia Merrifield, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Patrick Colin, Thomas Cook, Carlos Garcia-Moreno, Jennifer MacKinnon, Mark Otero, Travis Schramek, Mika Siegelman, Harper Simmons, Eric Terrill
2019 Oceanography  
Aerial photo looking north on Kayangel, a four-island atoll that sits 35 km north of Babeldaob, the largest island of the Republic of Palau. Accessible only by boat, weather permitting, it is home to the northernmost offgrid site of Palau's high-frequency radar observatory. The station faces east and sits 15 m away from the reef on one of Kayangel's uninhabited islets, where it provides unobstructed measurements of radial surface currents out to 160 km.
doi:10.5670/oceanog.2019.415 fatcat:koggrtv7srhi3ntktxqsdislmm