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San Juan, PR 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM

The San Juan DEM integrates bathymetry and topography in the area surrounding the City of San Juan on the island of Puerto Rico. The DEM has a 1/3 arc-second (~10 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 developed a separate 3 arc-second DEM covering the entire island of Puerto Rico within the coordinate boundaries 65° to 68° W and 17° to 19° N.



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Name San Juan
States Puerto Rico
Region Caribbean
Extent
18.8
-66.5 -65.9
18.35
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 1/3 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.
Questions or Comments: dem.info@noaa.gov