Puerto Rico, PR 1 arc-second MHW DEM

The Puerto Rico DEM integrates bathymetry and topography over the entire island of Puerto Rico, extending from 65° to 68° W and 17° to 19° N. The DEM has a 1 arc-second (~30 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of mean high water. It was built in June 2007 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program. NGDC has built six separate, higher-resolution DEMs that cover the coastal communities of Arecibo, Fajardo, Guayama, Mayaguez, Ponce, and San Juan.

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Name Puerto Rico
States Puerto Rico
Region Caribbean
-68 -65
Date Completed 2007-06-22
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHW (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed vertically using constant offset.
Coverage Bathy-topo
Cell Size 1 arc-second
Registration Grid-node
Version 2
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., Eakins, B.W., Carignan, K.S., Warnken, R.R., Sazonova, T., Schoolcraft, 2008. Digital Elevation Models of Puerto Rico: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-13, National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO, 27 pp.
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