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IMOS - ACORN - Tannum Sands HF ocean radar station (Capricorn Bunker Group, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia)

The Tannum Sands (TAN) HF ocean radar site (-23.942 S, 151.371 E) is one of two HF ocean radars covering Heron Island in the Capricorn Bunker Group (CBG) in the southern region of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area. The other HF ocean radar station is at Lady Elliot Island. The HF ocean radar coverage is from the coast to beyond the edge of the continental shelf.

The TAN HF ocean radar is a WERA phased array system with a 12-element receive array. This radar operates at a frequency of 8.348 MHz, with a bandwidth of 33 KHz and a maximum range of 200 Km and a range resolution of 4.5 Km. Azimuthally the radar covers a sweep 45 deg either side of a bore sight direction of 47 deg true east of north (approximately north-east).

Within the HF radar coverage area surface current radials are measured. Data are also collected from which wind directions and significant wave height can be calculated.

This station was decommissioned in April 2017.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title IMOS - ACORN - Tannum Sands HF ocean radar station (Capricorn Bunker Group, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia)
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency asNeeded
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/ddae2831-73fd-4746-b5b9-4d83e4ee7c9b
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-08-07
Contact Point
Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
info@aodn.org.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[151.4, -24.0], [153.6, -24.0], [153.6, -22.7], [151.4, -22.7], [151.4, -24.0]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
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