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Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System (HABSOS)

The Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System (HABSOS) is a data collection and distribution system designed to provide environmental managers, scientists, and the public with a tool for tracking and observing current and historical harmful algal bloom (HAB) events in the Gulf of Mexico. The HABSOS interactive map combines Karenia brevis cell counts and associated environmental information into a single product, using the latest sample data available to create an accurate picture of HAB location and quantity.


Model Datasets

  • Intra-Americas Sea Ocean Nowcast/Forecast System (IASNFS)
  • Navy Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM)
  • National Weather Service's National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD)
  • In situ winds
HABSOS preview image with a link to the interactive map