Adak, AK 1 arc-second MHW DEM

The Adak DEM integrates bathymetry and topography in the area surrounding Adak Island, which is located in the Andreanof Islands on the Aleutian Islands Chain of Alaska. The DEM encompasses the eastern half of Kanaga Island, Adak Island, Kagalaska Island, Little Tanaga Island, Umak Island, Great Sitkin Island, and Igitkin Island. 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 April 2009 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Adak
States Alaska
Region Aleutian Islands
-177.24 -175.78
Date Completed 2009-04-03
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHW (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed vertically using a constant offset derived from NOAA tide stations.
Coverage Bathy-topo
Cell Size 1 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
Position: not available


DEM Restrictions

WARNING: DEM not to be used for navigation.

How to cite this DEM

Carignan, K.S., L.A. Taylor, B.W. Eakins, R.R. Warnken, P.R. Medley, and E. Lim, 2009. Digital Elevation Model of Adak, Alaska: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-31, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 29 pp.
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