Puerto Rico, PR 3 arc-second MHW DEM

The Puerto Rico DEM integrates bathymetry and topography over the entire island of Puerto Rico, extending from 65° to 68° W and 17° to 19° N. The DEM has a 3 arc-second (~90 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of mean high water. It was built in May 2006 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program. NGDC has built two separate, higher-resolution DEMs that cover the coastal communities of Mayaguez and San Juan.

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Name Puerto Rico
States Puerto Rico
Region Caribbean
-68 -65
Date Completed 2006-05-05
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHW (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed vertically using a constant offset.
Coverage Bathy-topo
Cell Size 3 arc-second
Registration Grid-node
Version 1
Source NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Developer NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Project NOAA Tsunami Inundation
Contact Barry W Eakins @ NOAA / NGDC
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How to cite this DEM

Taylor, L.A., B.W. Eakins, R.R. Warnken, K.S. Carignan, G.F. Sharman and P.W. Sloss, 2006. Digital Elevation Models for San Juan and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center technical report, Boulder, CO, 35 pp.
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