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Great Lakes Bathymetry

browse graphicNOAA/NGDC Great Lakes bathymetric data
Bathymetry of Lakes Michigan, Erie, Saint Clair, Ontario and Huron has been compiled as a component of a NOAA project to rescue Great Lakes lake floor geological and geophysical data and make it more accessible. Lake Superior bathymetry partially completed. The present contours and grids have been partially derived and completely compiled here at NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) using a variety of sources of data including the NOS Hydrographic data base and the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) smooth sheets. This project is a cooperative effort between investigators at the NGDC, the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and the Canadian Hydrographic Service. Bathymetric data used for this project have been collected from the Great Lakes in support of nautical charting for at least 150 years by the US Army Corp. of Engineers (before 1970), the NOAA National Ocean Service (after 1970), and the CHS.

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Distribution Formats
  • OCG WMS service for Great Lakes Bathymetric contours
  • ASCII xyz
  • ASCII raster
  • GRD98 binary raster format
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
dem.info@noaa.gov
Documentation links not available.
Originator
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originator
  • Canadian Hydrographic Service
Originator
  • University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute of Research in Environmental Sciences
Originator
  • University of Michigan, Cooperative Institute for Limnology nd Ecosystems Research
Publisher
    Publisher information not available.
Date(s)
  • publication: unknown
Dataset Progress Status Under development
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Purpose: The purpose of this data is for scientific research, commercial exploration, fishing, and policy & decision-making.These data are NOT intended to be used for navigation. Nautical charts produced and certified by NOAA should be used for navigational purposes. For more information on NOAA"s nautical charts go to NOAA"s Office of Coast Survey website at: http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/
Use Limitations
  • Not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For navigation, please refer to the NOS nautical chart series.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: 1800-01-01  to  2000-01-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 50.0
S: 41
E: 75.0
W: 93.0
Spatial Coverage Map:
Themes
  • Earth Science > Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Lake Ice
  • Earth Science > Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Lakes
  • Earth Science > Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Water Depth
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Abyssal Hills/Plains
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Continental Margins
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
  • Earth Science > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Lake Levels
  • DEM > Digital Elevation Model
  • bathymetric contours
  • bathymetric grids
  • maps
  • WDC/MGG, BOULDER > World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS > WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > DATA SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL
  • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
  • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS > WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > DATA SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL
  • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
Places
  • North and Central America > Great Lakes
  • North and Central America > Michigan, Lake
  • North and Central America > Erie, Lake
  • North and Central America > Saint Clair, Lake
  • North and Central America > Ontario, Lake
  • North and Central America > Huron, Lake
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Great Lakes
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Fees
  • Online data is free for download.
Lineage Statement Lineage statement not available.

Metadata Last Modified: 2012-12-21

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