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    The data set consists of maps of total velocity of the surface current averaged over a time interval of 1 hour around the cardinal hour. Surface ocean velocities estimated by High Frequency (HF) Radar are representative of the upper 0.3-2.5 meters of the ocean. The main objective of near real time processing is to produce the best product from available data at the time of processing. Total velocities are derived using least square fit that maps radial velocities measured from individual sites onto a cartesian grid. The final product is a map of the horizontal components of the ocean currents on a regular grid in the area of overlap of two or more radar stations.