CNR-ISMAR HF Radar portal and THREDDS Catalog for RITMARE Project – data from the CNR-ISMAR HF radar network is made available for science, society and policy makers.
Short title2: LiSO-HFR
Link to website: http://radarhf.ismar.cnr.it
Surface current data measured by the CNR-ISMAR HF radar network are made available in graphical format for the last 48 hours and in real time and delayed mode via a THREDDS catalog which provides metadata and data access. The web site gives information on HF radar technology, sites position and operational parameters, and links to the THREDDS catalog. The catalog offers different remote-data-access protocols such as Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol (OpenDaP), Web Coverage Service (WCS), Web Map Service (WMS) (OGS standards), as well as pure HTTP or NetCDF-Subsetter. They allow for metadata interrogation and data download (even sub-setting the dataset in terms of time and space) while embedded clients, such as GODIVA2, NetCDF-JavaToolsUI and Integrated Data Viewer, grant real-time data visualization directly via browser and allow for navigating within the plotted maps, saving images, exporting-importing on Google Earth, generating animations in selected time intervals. The data on the THREDDS catalog are organized in two folders, collecting the hourly current files of the last five days and grouping all the historical data. The two folders are accessible both in aggregated and in non-aggregated configuration.
The data set consists of maps of radial and total velocity of the sea water surface current collected by the HF radars within the Italian Coastal Radar Network established in the framework of the Italian flagship project RITMARE. 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. 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.
Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISMAR) http://www.ismar.cnr.it (with temporary support of Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC))
Contact name: Carlo Mantovani, Lorenzo Corgnati
Location: Ligurian Sea
THREDDS, TDS, HF radar, netCDF, current, velocity, remote sensing.