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Forecast products and associated satellite imagery from the Gulf of Mexico created by the NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System (HAB-OFS) from 2004-01-12 to present

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This collection contains outputs from the NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System (HAB-OFS) for the Gulf of Mexico region. The Operational HAB-OFS output began in 2004, updated in 2022, and is still in production. The current forecast products include beach-level respiratory irritation forecasts based on the analysis of information from data providers, 8-day composite satellite imagery showing bloom extent, field observations, and a bloom intensification forecast in the form of GeoTIFF and comma-separated files. The forecast products are updated throughout the day as source data becomes available and accessible via the Gulf of Mexico HAB forecast web page. The previous version (2004-2021) of the forecast contained an analysis of ocean color satellite imagery, field observations, models, public health reports and buoy data and forecasts of potential HAB transport, intensification and associated respiratory irritation based on the analysis of information from data providers.

Prior to 2004, the HAB-OFS output for the Gulf of Mexico region was considered to be experimental. This program was operated experimentally from 2000 to 2003. These data are also available at the NCEI archive.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Ocean Service (2017). Forecast products and associated satellite imagery from the Gulf of Mexico created by the NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System (HAB-OFS) from 2004-01-12 to present. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/NOS-HABOFS-GoMex. Accessed [date].
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF (Version: netCDF-4)
  • PDF (Version: 1.7)
  • PNG (Version: 10)
  • Shapefile (Version: 1.2)
  • GeoTIFF (Version: 1.0)
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2004-01-12 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -100.14
East: -77.86
South: 17
North: 30.928
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast
  • Experimental Forecast products and associated satellite imagery from the Gulf of Mexico created by the NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System (HAB-OFS) from 2000-09-21 to 2003-12-22
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-02-16
  • revision: 2024-05-03
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To assist Harmful Algal Bloom mitigation through early detection and forecasting.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Ocean Service (2017). Forecast products and associated satellite imagery from the Gulf of Mexico created by the NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System (HAB-OFS) from 2004-01-12 to present. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/NOS-HABOFS-GoMex. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords HAB Submitter Keywords
  • Karenia brevis
  • chlorophyll anomaly
  • red tide
Data Center keywords NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords HAB Region Names
  • East Florida
  • Northwest Florida to Louisiana
  • Southwest Florida
  • Texas
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA National Ocean Service (2017). Forecast products and associated satellite imagery from the Gulf of Mexico created by the NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System (HAB-OFS) from 2004-01-12 to present. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/NOS-HABOFS-GoMex. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free. However, fees may apply for custom orders, data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-02-16T14:27:08Z - NCEI Accession 0160331 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-02-22T23:06:15Z - NCEI Accession 0161018 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-02-23T14:51:29Z - NCEI Accession 0161063 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-02-24T23:05:41Z - NCEI Accession 0161136 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-02-25T22:03:10Z - NCEI Accession 0161142 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-02-25T22:50:14Z - NCEI Accession 0161144 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-02-26T18:57:21Z - NCEI Accession 0161154 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-02-27T16:55:17Z - NCEI Accession 0161173 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-02-28T01:49:52Z - NCEI Accession 0161179 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-03-01T00:59:10Z - NCEI Accession 0161223 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-04-17T11:23:23Z - NCEI Accession 0161018 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2018-04-19T02:50:11Z - NCEI Accession 0172614 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-04-20T04:04:20Z - NCEI Accession 0160331 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2019-01-03T20:59:48Z - NCEI Accession 0161063 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2019-01-07T21:22:55Z - NCEI Accession 0161136 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2019-01-08T21:55:28Z - NCEI Accession 0161142 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2019-01-09T21:51:55Z - NCEI Accession 0161144 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2020-01-17T16:30:40Z - NCEI Accession 0208456 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-01-23T07:02:59Z - NCEI Accession 0161018 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2020-01-23T14:18:25Z - NCEI Accession 0208634 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-01-23T14:51:42Z - NCEI Accession 0208635 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-01-23T15:00:41Z - NCEI Accession 0208636 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-01-23T16:17:57Z - NCEI Accession 0160331 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2020-01-23T19:16:19Z - NCEI Accession 0161063 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2020-01-23T23:19:24Z - NCEI Accession 0161136 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2020-01-26T21:42:59Z - NCEI Accession 0161142 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2020-01-26T22:45:52Z - NCEI Accession 0161018 was revised and v4.4 was published.
  • 2020-01-27T16:05:37Z - NCEI Accession 0161144 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2020-01-27T20:18:00Z - NCEI Accession 0161136 was revised and v4.4 was published.
  • 2020-01-30T18:03:34Z - NCEI Accession 0161154 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2020-02-07T19:12:52Z - NCEI Accession 0209048 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-02-08T03:12:19Z - NCEI Accession 0172614 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2020-02-09T17:31:04Z - NCEI Accession 0161223 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2020-02-10T02:17:10Z - NCEI Accession 0161173 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2020-02-10T23:15:38Z - NCEI Accession 0161179 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2020-03-19T14:17:52Z - NCEI Accession 0208456 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2021-07-10T13:08:05Z - NCEI Accession 0239047 v1.1 was published.
  • 2021-08-06T19:13:28Z - NCEI Accession 0239883 v1.1 was published.
  • 2023-06-26T22:33:27Z - NCEI Accession 0279229 v1.1 was published.
  • 2023-07-03T09:35:02Z - NCEI Accession 0279700 v1.1 was published.
  • 2023-12-03T15:41:17Z - NCEI Accession 0279700 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2024-01-03T05:33:30Z - NCEI Accession 0279700 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2024-03-02T04:06:13Z - NCEI Accession 0289773 v1.1 was published.
  • 2024-03-15T13:30:24Z - NCEI Accession 0279700 was revised and v4.4 was published.
  • 2024-03-16T00:13:40Z - NCEI Accession 0289773 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2024-05-03T11:34:39Z - NCEI Accession 0289773 was revised and v3.3 was published.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • MERIS
  • MODIS
  • Ocean and Land Colour Instrument
  • SeaWiFS
  • VIIRS
Platform
  • Aqua
  • Envisat
  • OrbView-2
  • Sentinel-3A
  • Sentinel-3B
  • SNPP
  • Terra
Last Modified: 2024-05-03T11:49:03Z
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