Physical and biological data collected along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Gulf coasts in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System from 19 Aug 1953 to 26 February 2018 (NODC Accession 0120767)

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HABSOS (Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System) is a data collection and distribution system for harmful algal bloom (HAB) information in the Gulf of Mexico. The goal of HABSOS is to provide environmental managers, scientists, and the public with a data driven resource for HAB events. Cell counts and environmental information are combined into a single product and distributed on a map powered by ArcGIS and visualized at
https://service.ncddc.noaa.gov/website/AGSViewers/HABSOS/maps.htm
HABSOS strives to provide the most accurate picture of harmful algal bloom location and quantity by using the latest sample data available.

Purpose: To give historical data about the presence of harmful algal blooms, based on cell count.

Data here contain data from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, as well as data along the Florida Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico and along the eastern coast of Florida in the North Atlantic Ocean.
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2014). Physical and biological data collected along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Gulf coasts in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System from 19 Aug 1953 to 26 February 2018 (NODC Accession 0120767). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1953-08-19 to 2018-02-26
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 31.174
S: 23.09858
E: -78.2789
W: -97.6654
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-08-18
  • revision: 2018-03-14
Edition 2.2
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose HABSOS provides an interactive map and archive of present and past Harmful Algal Bloom cell counts in the Gulf of Mexico, and can be found here: http://service.ncddc.noaa.gov/website/AGSViewers/HABSOS/maps.htm. To give historical data about the presence of harmful algal blooms, based on cell count. The CSV file exported is a compilation of this data in a readable format.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2014). Physical and biological data collected along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Gulf coasts in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System from 19 Aug 1953 to 26 February 2018 (NODC Accession 0120767). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Originator Theme Keywords
  • HAB
  • HABSOS
  • Karenia brevis
  • algae
  • algal bloom
  • algal blooms
  • bloom
  • cell count
  • harmful algae
  • harmful algal bloom
  • harmful algal blooms
  • red tide
  • salinity
  • water temperature
  • wind direction
  • wind speed
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Originator Place Keywords
  • Florida
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Mississippi
  • Texas
  • United States
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2014). Physical and biological data collected along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Gulf coasts in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System from 19 Aug 1953 to 26 February 2018 (NODC Accession 0120767). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2014-08-18T13:37:17 - NCEI Accession 0120767 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-03-14T23:22:22 - NCEI Accession 0120767 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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