Port Townsend, WA 1/3 arc-second NAVD 88 DEM

The Port Townsend DEM spans the Juan De Fuca Strait, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, and Vancouver Island. It includes the community of Port Townsend that is located 40 miles northwest of Seattle, on the tip of the Olympic Peninsula. The DEM has a 1/3 arc-second (~10 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of NAVD 88. It was built in February 2011 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Port Townsend
States Washington
Region West Coast
-123.62 -122.2
Date Completed 2011-02-07
Type Tsunami Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum NAVD 88 (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 NOAA Tsunami Inundation
Contact Barry W Eakins @ NOAA / NGDC
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How to cite this DEM

Lim, E., L.A. Taylor, B.W. Eakins, K.S. Carignan, R.J. Caldwell, P.R. Grothe, and D.Z. Friday, 2012. Digital Elevation Models of Port Townsend, Washington: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-60, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 36 pp.
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