Mapping the surface flow velocity of Minas Passage using RADAR data

This project will investigate the use of RADAR data to estimate the ocean surface velocity in regions of interest, specifically where tidal turbines will be deployed in Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy. The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) currently owns a single RADAR on the North side of the Minas Passage. Initial investigations have been done with this single RADAR; however, more intensive analysis must be done to reach the long-term goal of having a network of RADARs in the area. This network will monitor surface flow changes in real-time via a tidal atlas that will be operated by FORCE. This specific project contributes to this goal by assessing the feasibility of real-time flow monitoring with the single existing radar that FORCE currently operates. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Richard Karsten


Jeremy Locke


Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy




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