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U.S. Coastal Relief Model - Puerto Rico

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NGDC's U.S. Coastal Relief Model (CRM) provides the first comprehensive view of the U.S. coastal zone integrating offshore bathymetry with land topography into a seamless representation of the coast. The CRM spans the U.S. East and West Coasts, the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii, reaching out to, and in places even beyond, the continental slope. Bathymetric and topographic data sources include: NGDC's NOS hydrographic surveys, multibeam bathymetry, and trackline bathymetry; the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); and other federal government agencies and academic institutions. Bathymetric contours from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico project were also used. Digital elevation models (DEMs) of the Great Lakes, Southern Alaska, and high-resolution DEMs of U.S. coastal communities and territories are also available.

Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center, 2005. U.S. Coastal Relief Model - Puerto Rico. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V57H1GGW [access date].

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  • publication: 2005-01-01
Edition: First
Dataset Progress Status Under development
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Supplemental Information: The vertical datum for the source bathymetric data was generally mean lower low water (MLLW). Source topographic data were in NAVD 88. The differences between these datums are less than the vertical accuracy of the CRM, so you can assign Mean Sea Level to the CRM if you like, just recognize that the elevation values may not be as accurate as you might like or need. Assume a vertical accuracy no better than 1 meter for any elevation values in the CRM. Because of its relatively large cell size (3 arc-seconds or roughly 90 m), no effort was made to establish a common vertical datum as the uncertainty in the elevation value of each cell exceeds the differences between vertical datums (typically sub-meter).
Purpose: To provide long-term scientific data stewardship for the Nation's geophysical data, ensuring quality, integrity, and accessibility.
Time Period: 1999-01-01  to  Present
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 19.00
S: 17.00
E: -64.25
W: -68.00
Spatial Coverage Map:
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Marine Geophysics > Continental Shelves
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Bathymetry > Seafloor Topography
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Marine Geophysics > Continental Rises/Slopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Bathymetry > Water Depths
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Coastal Processes > Coastal Elevation
  • INFOTERRA > Marine environments > Coastal Ecosystems > Coastal Areas
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geophysics > Geophysics
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geomorphology > Geomorphology
  • Coastal Bathymetry
  • Outer Continental Shelf
  • Coastal Topography
  • Sea Floor
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Puerto Rico
  • Caribbean
  • North America
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Other Constraints Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center, 2005. U.S. Coastal Relief Model - Puerto Rico. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V57H1GGW [access date].
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