Cape Hatteras, NC 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM

The Cape Hatteras DEM integrates bathymetry and topography in the area surrounding the coastal community of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The DEM has a 1/3 arc-second (~10 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of mean high water. It was built in July 2006 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Cape Hatteras
States North Carolina
Region East Coast
-76.05 -75.05
Date Completed 2006-07-06
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHW (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
Position: not available


DEM Restrictions

WARNING: DEM not to be used for navigation.

How to cite this DEM

Taylor, L.A., B.W. Eakins, K.S. Carignan, R.R. Warnken, D.C. Schoolcraft and G.F. Sharman, 2008. Digital Elevation Model of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-2, National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO, 17 pp.
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