Port San Luis, CA 1/3 arc-second NAVD 88 DEM

The Port San Luis DEM provides coverage of the area surrounding the town of San Luis Obispo, California¿from Ragged Point to Lompoc¿ roughly halfway between Monterey and Santa Barbara. The DEM includes coverage of San Simeon Bay, Cambria, El Paso de Robles, Estero Bay, Morro Bay, Port San Luis and San Luis Obispo Bay, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, the Guadalupe Dunes, and Vandenberg Airforce Base. 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 May 2011 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program and update the 2006 Port San Luis DEM.

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Name Port San Luis
States California
Region West Coast
-121.3 -120.45
Date Completed 2011-05-20
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 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

Friday, D.Z., L.A. Taylor, B.W. Eakins, K.S. Carignan, P.R. Grothe, E. Lim, and M.R. Love, 2011. Digital Elevation Models of Port San Luis, California: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center technical report, Boulder, CO, 28 pp.
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