Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring System

Experimental Cyanobacterial Monitoring in the Albemarle Sound

Current Day True Color Satellite Image

True color satellite image taken using the Ocean Land Color Imager
Date: 07-24-2019

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Image Interpretation

Bright white = clouds

Brown and bright green = land

Darker color = water

Green or brown areas in the water indicate algal blooms or suspended sediment

Current Day Cyanobacterial Biomass Estimate

Cyanobacterial biomass estimates derived from Ocean Land Color Imager
Date: 07-24-2019

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Cyanobacterial Severity Index

Blue, purple, green colors ---- low levels of cyanobacteria (SAFE)

Yellow ---- intermediate levels (CAUTION)

Orange to Red ---- High levels (AREAS OF CONCERN)

Gray = cloud cover (no data)

Brown = land

Black = water


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NOTE: Image quality will vary with clouds and satellite position

http://www.ioccg.org/sensors/olci.html (OLCI satellite background information)


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