Experimental Data - Use Cautiously
Particulate Domoic Acid Nowcast
Cellular Domoic Acid NowcastCellular Domoic Acid (cDA) is a measure of how toxic the cells are in terms of per cell toxicity. Particlulate Domoic Acid could be thought of as a standing level of DA across all cells at the surface. Cellular DA appears to be a better representation of where food web effects are likely occurring, although this is not always the case. Research is being done to better understand this linkage.
Predictions of harmful algal bloom (HAB) conditions are created through a combination of 1) sophisticated circulation models that predict the ocean physics, 2) satellite remote-sensing data of the ocean “color” and chlorophyll patterns, and 3) statistical models for predicting bloom and toxin likelihoods. These predictions are generated daily to provide a forecast of where you might encounter a Pseudo-nitzschia bloom and/or domoic acid event in the next one to three days.
We are soliciting the community to consult our product and provide feedback, particularly if HAB predictions have the potential to help in decision-making activities. The quick survey will help guide improvements and allow us to report to NASA what you, as important end-users, think about our product.User Survey