This experiment was part of the Surface Current And Wave Variability EXperiment (SCAWVEX), an EC MAST project to study the variability of waves and currents. Central to the project was the use of HF Radar to measure waves and currents simultaneously. Also fundamental was the intercomparison of different measurement techniques. The WERA radar was developed during this project.
The University of Hamburg WERA HF radar was deployed at Petten from October to December 1996. Wave data were obtained using a previous version of Seaview Realtime Software.