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Whittier, AK 8/15 arc-second MHHW DEM

The Whittier DEM covers western portions of Prince William Sound, including the community of Whittier. Larger DEMs of Prince William Sound were also developed. The DEMs were built in April 2009 to support the State of Alaska's efforts to improve the resiliency of its coastal communities to tsunamis.



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Name Whittier
States Alaska
Region Gulf of Alaska
Extent
60.85
-148.75 -148.49
60.75
Date Completed 2009-04-20
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHHW (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed using conversion grids built by NGDC using vertical datum relationships measured at NOAA tide stations.
Coverage Bathy-topo
Cell Size 8/15 arc-second
Registration Grid-node
Version 1
Source NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Developer NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Project NTHMP DEM
Contact Barry W Eakins @ NOAA / NGDC
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How to cite this DEM

Caldwell, R.J., B.W. Eakins, and E. Lim, 2011. Digital Elevation Models of Prince William Sound, Alaska: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-40, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 41 pp.
Questions or Comments: dem.info@noaa.gov