Hydrodynamic and Oil Spill Modeling: Galveston Bay

Simulations presented on this web page show the speed and direction of water movement, i.e., currents, in Galveston Bay.  Currents are shown for a moving three-day window (beginning yesterday and finishing tomorrow) and slide forward each day.  Flows are computed for about four weeks prior to today and extend through about a week beyond today, but only results for a three-day window are shown.

Galveston Bay (Updated: 08:00 CDT Sep 20, 2014) Models are run and updated daily.

Galveston Bay TxBLEND Modeled Currents with Associated Winds and Tides

Wind Vector Time Series

Vectors point in DIRECTION OF WIND FLOW; NOT in direction wind comes from.  All times are in local (Central) Time

Scalar Displays of Wind

Scalar Direction displays direction wind comes FROM.


The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and the Texas General Land Office (TGLO) make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, suitability, fitness for any purpose, or any other warranty with regard to the information, illustrations or other data provided herein.  These data are not suitable for navigational purposes.