Southern Louisiana, LA 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM

The Southern Louisiana DEM integrates bathymetry and topography along the southern coast of Louisiana. 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 February 2012 to support NOAA's Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program.

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Name Southern Louisiana
States Louisiana
Region Gulf of Mexico
-88.8 -91.6
Date Completed 2012-02-28
Type Coastal Relief
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHW (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed using NOAA's VDatum vertical transformation tool --
Coverage Bathy-topo
Cell Size 1/3 arc-second
Registration Grid-node
Version 1
Source NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Developer NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Project HFIP DEM
Contact Matthew R Love @ NOAA / NGDC
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How to cite this DEM

Love, M.R., R.J. Caldwell, K.S. Carignan, B.W. Eakins, and L.A. Taylor, 2010. Digital Elevation Models of Southern Louisiana: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center technical report, Boulder, CO, 40 pp.
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