Morehead City, NC 1/3 arc-second NAVD 88 DEM

The Morehead City DEM integrates bathymetry and topography in the area surrounding the port of Morehead City, North Carolina. It spans the southwestern portion of Pamlico Sound, and extends from the southern tip of Ocracoke Island, to just north of Jacksonville, including the towns of Beaufort and Atlantic Beach. 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 April 2011 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Morehead City
States North Carolina
Region East Coast
-77.27 -76
Date Completed 2011-04-15
Type Coastal 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

Grothe, P.R., L.A. Taylor, B.W. Eakins, K.S. Carignan, M.R. Love, E. Lim, and D.Z. Friday, 2012. Digital Elevation Models of Morehead City, North Carolina: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-64, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 18 pp.
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